Naomi Campbell is celebrating over three decades in the fashion industry, taking to Instagram to wax poetic over her journey and thank friends and family for supporting her rise to become one of the world’s top supermodels.
“They said I would only last 11 years, but here I am today
celebrating 33 years in the business of fashion,” the timeless beauty wrote on
Instagram. “I feel so blessed and grateful to God. I never thought that there
would be a day when I would even convey such a message on social media!”
She went on, “To my beautiful mother Valerie Morris
@valeriemorriscampbell I thank you for believing in the dreams of a 3 year old
and letting me be me. Your love and support has kept me going through good and
bad times. I love you mum. To my family and friends that have been with me on
this incredible journey throughout these years, stuck by me through thick and
thin, you know who you are and I thank you.”
The runway diva went on to share her desire to diversify fashion
and change the current conversation when it comes to the industry and Africa.
“I go from plane to plane from city to city almost daily and
I’m constantly working. My friends are always telling me to slow down and rest
but I’m at a point in my career where my vision is crystal clear, and for now
I’m on a mission. A mission to nurture the new and next generation. A mission
to ensure that my industry – the fashion industry – is a place that’s diverse
and of equal opportunity and I’m on a mission to change the narrative and
perception of the great continent of Africa!”
“I do believe that I will rest when God wants me to,”
Campbell continued, “but until then I’ll keep going!”
Check out the post below.
The British beauty was the first black woman to appear on the cover of French Vogue in 1988 and became the first black model to grace American Vogue’s coveted September issue in 1989, Glamour reports.