Naomi Campbell broke down to tears before the Royal Albert Hall audience while accepting the accolade for Fashion Icon at the Fashion Awards on 2nd December. And she thanked her mother for raising her single-handedly.
How did Naomi Campbell react to the accolade?
Dressed in a shimmering Alexander McQueen gown, the supermodel addressed the guests that she learned that she’s the first woman of color to receive the award. Also, she paid homage to her icons with rolling down her cheeks. She read the names of Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Donyale Luna, Bethann Hardison, Naomi Sims, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner as her style icons. She thanked the gathering for paving the way for her and inspiring a generation.
Why was Naomi Campbell given the award?
The 49-year old supermodel was awarded Fashion Icon for her contribution to the fashion industry and an impressive career. Also, the award was a recognition of philanthropic work she did throughout her career. Naomi Campbell was first discovered when she’s 15 near London’s Covent Garden.