Exhibition 06.22.2024 - 04.06.2025

NAOMI: IN FASHION

Naomi Campbell and Azzedine Alaïa, Paris, 1988, Fall-winter 1988 collection ph. Arthur Elgort

"NAOMI: In Fashion" explores the unequalled 40-year career of fashion model and cultural icon Naomi Campbell. Her work with leading photographers created some of the era's most memorable images. Simultaneously she moved beyond the world of fashion, performing in music videos, launching her own perfume and becoming a champion of diversity.

The exhibition draws upon Campbell's own extensive wardrobe of haute couture and ready-to-wear ensembles from key moments in her career, along with loans from designer archives and objects from the V&A's collections.

A section focuses on Campbell's close personal and professional relationship with the designer Azzedine Alaïa – who she met during her first days in Paris and would come to call 'Papa'. Famed for his figure-hugging designs, Alaïa saw Campbell's sculptural physique as 'a perfect body', which inspired much of this work. Together, the pair created runway magic and editorial gold.

  • Naomi Campbell, ready-to-wear, Fall-Winter 1991 ph.DR

  • Dress, worn by Naomi Campbell, designed by Azzedine Alaïa, Spring-Summer 1990 ph.Andrea&Valentina

  • Dress, worn by Naomi Campbell, designed by Azzedine Alaïa, couture 1997 ph.Andrea&Valentina