If she were a painting, she would be The Birth of Venus, long considered the ideal of female beauty in art. Naomi Campbell, nicknamed the Black Venus since she first came to the fore, has for decades embodied the standard of female perfection, just like the woman in Botticelli’s Renaissance masterpiece. She is the top model par excellence and has left an indelible mark on the imagination of a generation.
In 2005 – while still at the very top of the international fashion system – her career took a new turn, with the foundation of Fashion For Relief, an organization set up to mobilize the fashion industry to support humanitarian causes. The New Yooxer met her to find out more and discover some of her style secrets.
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