Naomi Campbell is without doubt one of the most prolific and influential profiles of contemporary culture today. One of the five original supermodels, Naomi was the first black model to appear on the cover of TIME magazine, French and Russian Vogue as well as the first British black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.
Naomi’s most prominent work is with the continent of Africa which began in 1993, when she met the late Nelson Mandela who went on to name her his “Honorary Granddaughter” for her endless activism. 2018 saw the continuation of her work in South Africa when she co-hosted Global Citizen’s NY Festival, and co-produced the organization’s benchmark event, Mandela 100, in SA.
In 2019 Naomi was the keynote speaker at the Forbes Africa Women Summit in Durban, SA. Naomi’s next endeavor will aim to integrate African and international luxury markets- bringing storied retailers to different countries as well as introducing African artists to global audiences. In partnership with the UN, Naomi has supported the International Women’s Day’s Peace March which aims to end violence against women. As an advocate for HIV/AIDS research, Campbell is a longtime partner of UNAIDS where in 2018, she visited Lesotho to tour a hospital/adolescent center designed to offer youth friendly sexual health services and launched The Lesotho HIV and Health ‘Situation Room’ alongside the Deputy Prime Minister.
Naomi has also founded her own non-profit Fashion For Relief and since its inception in 2005, the organization has raised millions of dollars for various global crisis.