Naomi Campbell makes 40-something look good.
For more than two decades, Naomi Campbell has been rocking the most sought-after runways and headlining the most coveted advertising campaigns.
Other 40-something supermodels, including Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington, are just as alluring to fashion houses and deemed very relevant, but there is something about Campbell that keeps her in the number one position.
Case-in-point, her latest print campaign for Italian fashion label, Pinko. In the autumn/winter 2012 print ad, Campbell strikes a supermodel pose in an embellished top (or a seriously short midnight blue mini dress) as well as a cropped tweed jacket and clutch, and looks flawless. Sans wrinkles and with long dark mane, Campbell jetted into London for the Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi photo shoot.
Scouted at 15, Campbell’s modelling career is enviable. Muse to Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent and Gianni Versace, Campbell is still respected by her friends Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, and is invited to walk the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk anytime she feels like it.
Following some very high profile romances and altercations, Campbell has found love with billionaire beau Vladislav Doronin, and the two reside in Moscow.
Despite turning 42 recently, the age-defiant catwalk queen told Harper’s Bazaar that she is fine with ageing. Well, when you look this good why would you?
Aside from modelling and her jet-setting lifestyle, Campbell is set to launch her new reality TV series (with Oxygen) where she will also serve as the aspiring models’ mentor.
Campbell, who starred in a Roberto Cavalli campaign earlier this year, should consider writing a ‘how to remain relevant in modelling’ book, because 20 years and counting she is clearly in demand and not about to slow down anytime soon.