Naomi Campbell Announced as Recipient of Fashion Icon Award


The British Fashion Council has just announced that Naomi Campbell will be awarded the Fashion Icon Award to recognize and honor her work in the industry as well as her outstanding philanthropic contributions to society. Naomi has long been known for her looks and acting but her heart has proven that she is a true advocate for humanity. Naomi began working with Nelson Mandela in 1993. In 2005, Naomi founded the Fashion for Relief charity catwalk in order to raise money for victims of natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. In 2013, Naomi started the Diversity Coalition for ending fashion industry-related racism.

“After 30+ years of working in the fashion industry and learning it from all different perspectives, to traveling the world and finding my life’s purpose in activism, it is so special for me to be back in London to receive such an incredible acknowledgment for my life’s work. Thank you to every single person who has been a part of my journey since day one.”—Naomi Campbell

“Naomi represents female empowerment, activism, and glamour and her voice is used for great impact. We are thrilled to present the Fashion Icon award to Naomi and acknowledge her for her remarkable contribution to the global fashion industry, and we look forward to celebrating with her in London in December.”—British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush

The 2019 Fashion Awards will take place on December 2 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.