Breaking Down Barriers
The career of a supermodel may not seem as if it carries much significance to social progress around the world, but Naomi Campbell’s runway success suggests otherwise. Before her models of colors were sometimes able to find work but within severe limitations. Achieving the sort of success top models can find was nearly impossible before her. When Beth Boldt recruited her to work for the Synchro Modeling Agency she would change everything. As a supermodel, a model enjoying international success, Naomi Campbell became the “it” girl of the 80s and 90s. Even after she retired from the runway her legacy continues to affect the fashion industry to this day.
It All Started In London
Naomi Campbell got her start in the modeling business at the age of 15. Despite her young age Campbell thrived and rose to the height of her career in the late 80s. At this time her name was associated with the term supermodel alongside a number of other models such as Cindy Crawford. As early as 1990 Interview magazine declared Campbell the reigning megamodel of her time. Everyone from Gianni Versace to Azzedine Alaia wanted to work with her. She even managed to branch out into music with appearances in the music video “In The Closet” by Michael Jackson and even released her own album.
Life After The Runway
By the late 90s the era of the supermodels had reached a conclusion. This didn’t mean Naomi Campbell had reached the end of her career by any means. She branched out into movies, released another music album, and even pursued a career in reality television. At times she has even returned from retirement to walk the runway. Overall Naomi Campbell continues to impact the world with her fashion, beauty, and grace.