By Karli Poliziani

V&A Museum in London Celebrates Naomi Campbell’s 40 Years of Fashion Legacy

The V&A celebrates Naomi Campbell's illustrious career with the 'NAOMI: In Fashion' exhibition. Explore iconic garments, activism, and her lasting impact on the fashion world.
NAOMI: In Fashion
Photo Credit: Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London is unveiling NAOMI: In Fashion, a landmark exhibition dedicated to the illustrious career of iconic model Naomi Campbell. This immersive experience, opening in June and running until April 2025, marks a first for the museum.

Curated in collaboration with Campbell herself, the exhibition promises a unique perspective on the fashion industry through the lens of one of its most influential figures. NAOMI: In Fashion will showcase Campbell’s impact on the runway and beyond, highlighting her creative collaborations, activism, and enduring cultural influence.

A Look Back at Naomi Campbell’s Remarkable Career

NAOMI: In Fashion
LONDON – JUNE 09: Models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss attend the De Beers/Versace ‘Diamonds are Forever’ celebration at Syon House on June 09, 1999 in London. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

At the heart of the exhibition will be a stunning collection of fashion. Visitors can expect to see an extensive collection of garments and accessories, meticulously chosen to represent key moments in Campbell’s career. The V&A will draw upon Campbell’s own extensive wardrobe, featuring both haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces.

Alongside these personal treasures, the exhibition will include loans from prestigious designer archives, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of Campbell’s fashion journey.

A Celebration of Fashion Icons

Naomi Campbell
A model Naomi Campbell walks the runway during the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 23, 2023 in Paris, France. (Photo Estrop by Getty Images)

The influence of leading global designers will be a major theme. Vistors can expect to see iconic creations from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Burberry, Chanel, and Gianni Versace. These garments are set to be presented alongside photographs that capture Campbell’s captivating presence on camera.

Beyond the Runway: Activism and Influence

MILAN, ITALY CIRCA 1995: Naomi Campbell at the Laura Biagiotti Spring 1996 show, circa 1995 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by PL Gould/IMAGES/Getty Images)

Campbell’s groundbreaking achievements throughout her 40-year career will be woven into the narrative. The exhibition will acknowledge her role in breaking racial barriers in the fashion industry, as well as explore Campbell’s activism and philanthropic work, showcasing her commitment to various social causes.

NAOMI: In Fashion promises to be a captivating experience for fashion enthusiasts and museum-goers alike. By celebrating Campbell’s remarkable career, the V&A underscores the significant role models play in shaping the fashion landscape.

Tickets for NAOMI: In Fashion

Naomi Campbell (Photo by Jim Smeal/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Tickets for NAOMI: In Fashion are available now at the V&A Museum’s website. The exhibition will open on June 22 and run through April 2025.

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA International.