A style icon? Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix have great style. I think true rock stars carry themselves really well
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.
You are always on the move – what are your secret tips for the perfect suitcase?
Great basics that you can count on.
At least one Azzedine Alaia dress, Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Pieces that mix and match.
And a tape recorder in case I need to do an impromptu interview in my role as Editor at Large for Interview magazine.
The best and worst things about a life spent traveling?
Best: Discovering new places and making new friends Worst: None, I love traveling and find peace in flying.
I’ve been doing it since I was 6 months old so am used to it.
You have wardrobes in New York, London and Moscow. What do you always have with you?
A great pair of jeans, great t-shirts and a great pair of boots / shoes.
What do you think should be in the wardrobe of every woman?
Great lingerie that fits!!
A style icon?
Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Bianca Jagger – I love their elegance and femininity.
Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix have great style. I think true rock stars carry themselves really well.
The perfect night in?
Quiet, at home with the person I love.
The perfect night out?
With great friends…and the person I love.
Do you cook? What is your sure-fire recipe?
I love to cook when I have time and make an amazing jerk chicken.
If you could have superpowers for a day, what would they be?
Create peace and harmony in the world!!
If you could live in any age, which one would you choose?