Naomi Campbell Takes the Spotlight for Vogue’s November Issue
Written by Celeste Alyssa Gomez
October 19, 2020
Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, and businesswoman. Just at the age of fifteen she was discovered and has climbed up the fashion industry since. She is a model and beauty icon. Feeling a sense of responsibility for the industry, Naomi advocates for change in that there needs to be more Black representation. Throughout her modeling career, the fashion icon has been direct with her message and delivery for the Black community. Most importantly, Campbell has the desire to speak her voice without being afraid. In addition, this has led Campbell to be a mentor to other models out there.
The cover features Naomi in a white dress which looks like two parts. She appears to have this angelic and priestess aura surrounding her. I think white was a beautiful choice for the outfit because white symbolizes wholeness, peace, and divine energy. The way she is positioned as well exemplifies this. Naomi was styled by Carlos Nazario and photographed by Ethan James Green.
Photography: Ethan James Green
Naomi marks a change in fashion:
“I never used to say the word racism; I just used to say, it’s territorialism…/I never wanted people to say that I used that as an excuse, that I was throwing that word out. Now I’m happy that everyone’s all on the same page, that everyone feels comfortable coming out about their experiences without feeling some stigma. But for me, nothing’s changed. I’m going to speak the same way.”
A powerful moment shared by Naomi. The living art that she illustrates is truly beautiful. I remember the first time I ever heard about her, I was around eleven and I saw her featured in Michael Jackson’s music video, In The Closet. With a sultry mood and sensational beat, Naomi Campbell created a compelling performance.
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