Saturday 23 June 2018

Naomi is the role model women need

It's high time that fierce and powerful females like Campbell were given the platform they deserve, writes Sophie Donaldson

Naomi Campbell’s personality is exactly what’s required in the Trump era
Naomi Campbell’s personality is exactly what’s required in the Trump era
Sophie Donaldson

Sophie Donaldson

Although she never really went away, it feels as though Naomi Campbell is having a comeback. Late last year, she was appointed as a contributing editor at British Vogue. Her first piece for the magazine was not a frothy accessories special, but a one-to-one with mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, discussing institutionalised racism, diversity in Britain and Brexit.

Last month, it was announced that she will be crowned 2018's Fashion Icon by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, an industry body in the US whose awards ceremony in June draws the biggest names in fashion and entertainment.

Menswear magazine GQ put her on its April cover, topless, posing with rapper, and her rumoured boyfriend, Skepta, along with an in-depth interview with the pair in which Naomi again waxes lyrical about pressing political matters like Trump and #Metoo.

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