In Honor Of Naomi Campbell Celebrating 33 Years In The Fashion Industry, We Dug Up Some Of Her Most Iconic Photos

April 15, 2019  |  

Défilé Karl Lagerfeld, Prêt-à-Porter, Printemps-été 1995 à Paris

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Naomi Campbell is one of the most notorious, in-demand supermodels of our time. Since her first strut down the runway, she has redefined her career to include philanthropy, acting, and activism. She has managed to shift the conversation from her once problematic reputation to the inspiring legacy that created. Naomi is one of the many supermodels who has paved the way for today’s models.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Naomi wrote, “They said I would only last 11 years, but here I am today celebrating 33 years in the business of fashion! I feel so blessed and grateful to God. I never thought that there would be a day when I would even convey such a message on social media!

Her longevity is something many aspire to have and by the looks of it, there are no plans to slow down. She has given us so many monumental moments that it’s difficult to pick just 10. In any case, we’ve selected a few of our favorite Naomi Campbell appearances that have inspired and will continue to inspire women everywhere.

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They said I would only last 11 years, but here I am today celebrating 33 years in the business of fashion! I feel so blessed and grateful to God. I never thought that there would be a day when I would even convey such a message on social media! To my beautiful mother Valerie Morris @valeriemorriscampbell I thank you for believing in the dreams of a 3 year old and letting me be me. Your love and support has kept me going through good and bad times. I love you mum. To my family and friends that have been with me on this incredible journey throughout these years, stuck by me through thick and thin , you know who you are and I thank you. I go from plane to plane from city to city almost daily and I’m constantly working. My friends are always telling me to slow down and rest but I’m at a point in my career where my vision is crystal clear, and for now I’m on a mission. A mission to nurture the new and next generation. A mission to ensure that my industry – the fashion industry – is a place that's diverse and of equal opportunity and I’m on a mission to change the narrative and perception of the great continent of Africa! I do believe that I will rest when God wants me to, but until then I’ll keep going! Love you all Loads Naomi 😘😘♥️🙏🏾 📸 Steven Meisel

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