Naomi Capmbell To Receive 2018 “CFDA Fashion Icon Award”
Naomi Campbell to receive CFDA Fashion Icon Award, she will be joining an elite league of iconic women who have won the award in the past: Rihanna, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams, Kate Moss, Lady Gaga and Iman.
“It is truly an honour to be recognised by the CFDA with this year’s Fashion Icon Award,” said Campbell. “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.”
The Vogue contributing editor will join editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, who will receive the Media Award in honour of Eugenia Sheppard, at the June 4 ceremony held at the Brooklyn Museum and presented by Issa Rae.
Fellow award winner Diane von Furstenberg, who will take home the Swarovski Award for Positive Change, summed up Campbell aptly when she heard the news: “From infant prodigy to goddess of fashion, Naomi represents beauty, activism, and joie de vivre.”