Naomi Campbell Makes History With Very First Fashion Exhibition

Naomi Campbell is creating a historic moment with “NAOMI,” the first fashion exhibition at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Remember the ’90s when Naomi Campbell ruled the runway? 

Well, she’s still reigning supreme in the world of fashion, and guess what? She’s about to make history at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A). 

They’re gearing up for an incredible exhibit that will take us through the life and times of the supermodel from Streatham. The exhibit? Aptly named NAOMI.

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The supermodel posted this on Instagram with the caption "Coperni SS2024."
Naomi Campbell/Photo via Instagram @naomi

History Maker

Now, here’s the scoop: this is a big deal because it’s the first time the V&A is rolling out the red carpet for a model with a career retrospective. 

In the past, they’ve celebrated style and music icons like David Bowie and Kylie Minogue, but Naomi is taking the spotlight this time.

Can you believe they discovered her at the tender age of 15 in Covent Garden almost 40 years ago?

This is V&A museum's announcement on the major exhibition aptly titled "Naomi."
Photo via Instagram @vamusem

NAOMI is going to be a treasure trove, filled with pieces straight from Campbell’s own wardrobe. 

Plus, they’ve got an extra treat for fashion enthusiasts – over 100 looks that graced the runways while she strutted her stuff for iconic labels like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Vivienne Westwood. 

These brands have graciously lent some of their best pieces to the museum’s exhibition.

Fashion Legend 

Sonnet Stanfill, the V&A’s senior curator of fashion, couldn’t be more thrilled. 

She said, “Naomi Campbell’s extraordinary career intersects with the best of high fashion. She is recognized worldwide as a supermodel, activist, philanthropist, and creative collaborator, making her one of the most prolific and influential figures in contemporary culture. We’re delighted to be working with Naomi Campbell on this project and to celebrate her career with our audiences.”

Naomi Campbell gracing the runway in the Paris Fashion Week.
Photo via Instagram @naomi

And, if that wasn’t exciting enough, Naomi herself posted on Instagram to express her joy.

“I’m honored that the V&A has asked me to share my life in clothes with the world. The V&A’s fashion collection is one of the largest collections in the world. it is a blessing to work with them to share my story.”

Mark your calendars because NAOMI will be gracing the halls of the Victoria & Albert Museum from June 22, 2024, all the way to April 6, 2025. 

It’s going to be a fashion event you won’t want to miss!

Banner photo via Instagram @vamuseum.

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