>> Twenty years in fashion. As a model. Now that is no mean feat, considering models these days are lucky if they stick around for two years.
The April 2007 issue of British GQ celebrates Naomi Campbell with a 22-page editorial by Steven Klein, this ravishing cover, and a 7,000-word interview between Naomi and Piers Morgan, the tabloid newspaper editor who outed her leaving a Narcs Anonymous meeting in 2001, spurring an intense legal battle on privacy rights. Ms. Campbell does not hold back in the interview (at least in the preview I've seen), peppering Mr. Morgan with questions right and left.
Twenty years in fashion for Naomi. And to think, a rep from a modeling agency told Robin Givhan a few days ago that he was trying to get more black models working in Paris, but editors tell him that "People don't see clothes on black models." You know, I can't see Naomi's clothes on that GQ cover, but I can see her shoes just fine.