Honolulu, Hawaii (WiredPRNews.com) — Even after walking the catwalk for more than two decades, British supermodel Naomi Campbell refused to retire for the simple reason that there are not enough black models to replace her.
Although most of her earlier colleagues such as Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington bid adieu to the ramp a long time ago, Campbell continues to scorch the fashion industry and turn heads worldwide.
When Campbell was confronted with her plans about retirement, she was reported saying that she is extremely happy and right now, she is at the peak of her career. She also added that she feels extremely concerned about the girls who are going to come after her with the way they will be treated in the fashion world. She also said that it was out of her concern that she continues to work.
Campbell is believed to be the first black model who made it to the covers of popular French fashion magazines in her teenage years. She was even featured on the British and French editions of Vogue Magazine. Campbell reported that she is extremely disturbed by the trend where a large number of designers still prefer to use light-skinned models as compared to their darker-skinned counterparts.
In a bid to protest against this trend, the recent July edition of Vogue used only black models throughout the pages in order to address this problem and highlight the severity of the situation. During the interview, Campbell candidly held the magazine close to her, and remarked that the event was “history-making” and “something that she is going to cherish forever.” Apart from Campbell, other black models who were featured in the magazine included Tyra Banks, Iman and other black actors and singers.
Wired Fashion Reporter