We’ve all been calling supermodel Naomi Campbell an icon since the 90s, but now it’s official. Well, at least according to the British Fashion Council. The group will bestow its Fashion Icon Award on Naomi at this year’s British Fashion Awards on December 2. With more than 30 years of experience under her belt, this isn’t the first time Naomi achieved icon status. The CFDA Fashion Awards already gave her the title last year.
More than just a model, Naomi has spent her career pushing for diversity and equality on the runways and in the fashion industry as a whole (she surprisingly only recently landed her first beauty campaign). And her philanthropic efforts are quite extraordinary. She founded Fashion For Relief to aid disaster victims worldwide and its runway show fundraisers are just as thrilling as anything fashion week has to offer. She’s also pushing for more African designers to be recognized through her work with ARISE Fashion Week in Lagos.
We can’t wait to see Naomi accept her award in December.