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Naomi Campbell is worried about diversity in the fashion industry

The supermodel says she stays in the business because diversity is waning
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Naomi Campbell is worried that the fashion world is “sliding back ” in terms of diversity.

The legendary supermodel has been on the catwalk since she was a teenager. She is now concerned that, as she prepares to launch a major exhibition on her career at the V+A Museum in London, her work is “not done,” and she needs to use her platform to change things.

“Will [diversity] remain? That is a question I don’t really want to think about — but that is what I’m thinking about because, as I am again looking at the collections, I’m starting to get nervous that we are sliding back. Why do I stay doing what I do? Because my work is not done. I feel that I have to use my voice and platform to keep at them,” she told The Times.

Naomi: In Fashion” will open in June and will feature more than 100 items of clothing and accessories from her career, noting it will comprise “a lot of personal items that [she] has “never shown to anyone.”

Meanwhile, Campbell has a daughter and a son, whose names she has never revealed publicly. She explained that she had originally intended to keep all of her memorabilia for her children but now, with the exhibition, everything is “more organized” for them.

“I guess I was going to save it for my kids, so now it will be more organized for them. It was a mess before, with boxes and crates all over the place,” she said.

Naomi Campbell’s extraordinary career intersects with the best of high fashion. She is recognized worldwide as a supermodel, activist, philanthropist and creative collaborator, making her one of the most prolific and influential figures in contemporary culture,” curator Sonnett Stanfill said.

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