Naomi Campbell breaks down in tears as she becomes first woman of colour to receive Fashion Icon prize
Naomi Campbell gave an emotional speech in front of the a-list crowd at Monday night’s British Fashion Awards.
The British supermodel was presented with the night’s top prize, Fashion Icon, during the star-studded ceremony at the historic Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, London.
Naomi, 49, was in tears as she accepted the prize from Sir Jony Ive, before thanking her mother for ‘raising me single-handedly.’
Calling it ‘an out-of-body experience,’ Naomi said of her mother Valerie, who joined her at the VIP event:’You raised me single-handedly, you were my mother and my father.
The model also got teary as she told the crowd: ‘I learned today that I’m the first woman of colour to receive this award.’
‘That leaves me to say who I consider my style icons: Grace Jones, Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Donyale Luna, Bethann Hardison, Naomi Sims, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross, Diahann Carroll, Janet Jackson, and Tina Turner.’
‘I could go on and on, but I want to thank you for paving the way for me and inspiring a generation.’
Earlier in the evening Naomi stunned in an Alexander McQueen gown which was adorned with an intricate pattern of sparkling gems.
Adding a touch more glitz to her stylish outfit, Naomi donned Asprey’s diamond chandelier earrings, line bracelets and rings for the evening.
Naomi also added some height to her frame by wearing a pair of black ankle strap heels with a silver decor on the front.
She wore her sleek tresses down for the event and made sure to work all her angles as she posed for some snaps on the red carpet.
In association with The British Fashion Council (BFC), The Fashion Awards celebrates individuals and businesses that have made a significant contribution to the fashion industry over the last year…….read more
Source: Daily Mail