Naomi Campbell will be honoured with the prestigious Fashion Icon award at The Fashion Awards 2019 later this year, the British Fashion Council has confirmed.
The supermodel will be recognised for her incredible contribution to the fashion industry and her impressive career, as well as her philanthropic work. The news was announced this evening during a glamorous cocktail reception at The Ritz in London.
“We cannot think of a more deserving recipient than iconic Londoner Naomi Campbell, she has achieved exceptional work in the industry,” said BFC chief executive Caroline Rush. “Naomi represents female empowerment, activism and glamour and her voice is used for great impact. We are thrilled to present the Fashion Icon award to Naomi and acknowledge her for her remarkable contribution to the global fashion industry, and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December.”
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I am so thrilled and honored to be receiving the Fashion Icon Award on December 2nd at The Fashion Awards 2019 in London. After 30+ years of working in the fashion industry and learning it from all different perspectives, to traveling the world and finding my life’s purpose in activism, it is so special for me to be back in London to receive such an incredible acknowledgment for my life’s work. Thank you to every single person who has been a part of my journey since day one. And to the @britishfashioncouncil, thank you for this honor. I can’t wait to see you again in December, London ♥️ #FashionAwards
The Fashion Icon award is one of the Special Recognition awards that celebrate outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. Previous recipients include Donatella Versace, who was presented with the accolade in 2017.
Born in London, Campbell’s career started at an early age, when she was scouted by an agent after school in Covent Garden. With more than 30 years of experience under her belt, the supermodel has graced over 500 magazine covers during her career and has starred in campaigns for the world’s biggest brands – from Burberry and Chanel to Prada, Louis Vuitton and Versace.