Naomi Campbell's Most Iconic Runway Moments from 1988 to 2020

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There have been many famous models over the years, but there has only been one Naomi Campbell. The supermodel defined a decade of fashion with her iconic walk, impeccable style, and enviable friendships. She also shattered barriers from the very beginning of her career.

In 1988, she became the first black model on the cover of French Vogue. A year later, she was the first black model on the cover of British Vogue, appearing with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz. The group of models later went on to change the industry and what it means to be a model.

In more recent years, she's been awarded prestigious honors, including the CFDA's 2018 Fashion Icon Award and the 2019 British Fashion Council's Icon Award. She also started an incredible YouTube channel that is a must-watch.

The icon to end all fashion icons turns 50 on May 22, so to celebrate, let's take a look back at all of the incredible runway moments that made her so unforgettable.

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Yves Saint Laurent, 1987

Naomi Campbell Yves Saint Laurent Autumn-Winter 1987-1988 Fashion Show
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It was the '80s, it was over-the-top, and Naomi Campbell walking in an Yves Saint Laurent show was the epitome of glamour.

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Sonia Rykiel, 1988

Sonia Rykiel - Runway - Ready To Wear Spring/Summer 1988-1989
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Sonia Rykiel's Paris shows were a defining part of Paris fashion in the late '80s. So was the supermodel on the runway.

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Chanel Haute Couture, 1992

Chanel - Runway - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1992-1993
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As the supermodel squad rose in the '90s, so did the unforgettable Naomi Campbell moments on the Chanel runways.

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Chanel, 1993

Chanel, 1993
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The pink suit! The belt! The '90s!

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, 2002

8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway
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That iconic Naomi Campbell walk was never more solidified than on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway.

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Louis Vuitton, 2008

Paris Fashion Week - Spring/Summer 2008 - Ready to Wear - Louis Vuitton - Runway
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20 years into her career, Naomi Campbell commanded the runway in a monogram face mask.

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Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief, 2010

Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief - Haiti London, 2010 - Catwalk
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Campbell used her runway prowess for good through her Fashion for Relief. In 2010, her London show raised disaster relief for the people in Haiti.

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Versace Atelier Couture, 2013

Versace Atelier - Couture Fall 2013 Runway - Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
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Bodysuits, couture, and Naomi Campbell are the only things a fashion show has ever needed.

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Versace, 2018

Versace - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018
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Naomi Campbell joins Carla Bruni, Claudia Schiffer, and Cindy Crawford for an unforgettable Versace runway reunion.

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Tommy Hilfiger, 2020

Tommy Hilfiger - Runway - LFW February 2020
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In 2020, Naomi Campbell made several runway appearances including this one at Tommy Hilfiger where she made a tracksuit look like a ballgown.

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