The fashion industry is notorious for being slow on the uptake when it comes to embracing and promoting models of color, even though recently there have been a slew of rising faces with the potential to challenge that notion — Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls to name a few.
But when it comes to instant recognition and true ‘Super’ status, there are few in the game who can even begin to touch the legend that is Naomi Campbell. With over 25 years in the industry under her belt, the sometimes controversial yet always fabulous Miss Campbell is still giving good face, working the pages of the March 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
As the article accompanying the editorial states, and her photos are a testament to, it’s clear why the industry still needs Naomi. But after such a successful career, why would Naomi still need fashion? She tells the mag:
“I still love what I do,” she says. “It’s a new challenge to see how people can change your look. I like words like transformation, reinvention, and chameleon.” She lets out a laugh, adding, “because one word I don’t like is predictable.”