Nearing her fifth decade of life, it’s about time Naomi Campbell landed a magnificence marketing campaign.
The legendary supermodel has rocked the runway for main manufacturers (Versace, Chanel, Dior, you title it) extra instances than one can rely, but one way or the other has by no means been chosen for a cosmetics contract like her high-profile friends — till now.
NARS Cosmetics introduced Campbell because the face of its spring 2019 marketing campaign on Wednesday. The commercial debuted on the NARS official Instagram, in addition to Campbell’s private account.
She merely posted that she’s, “very excited.”
The primary picture launched contains a close-up of the 48-year-old’s well-known face, with shimmery eyes and pores and skin courtesy of make-up artist James Kaliardos. The intimate portrait was lensed by the model’s founder himself, François Nars, who had nothing however reward for the “Tremendous.”
“Naomi is a dwelling icon and brings such robust character to the digicam,” Nars says within the model’s Instagram caption. “She and I are like household. I’ve recognized her because the very starting of her profession. From the beginning, I’ve admired her, her magnificence and her type.”
Campbell can be recognized for her fiery mood and outspoken nature. She’s all the time been a barrier breaker, paving the best way for different fashions of colour by delivering pointed feedback on the racism she faces throughout the vogue trade.
Campbell was the primary black mannequin to cowl French Vogue in 1988, and the primary to cowl the September challenge of American Vogue in 1989. But, even in present instances, she has to combat for her rightful spot.
She’s made no secret of the truth that she finds her lack of a magnificence marketing campaign extremely suspect.
“Folks say, ‘Oh you’ve acquired lovely pores and skin’ and but I’ve by no means performed one,” she mentioned, implying prejudice in a 2017 interview with the Night Customary. Later that yr, Campbell created buzz by calling out the almost all-white employees of British Vogue in an Instagram put up, including that she was excited for an “inclusive and various employees” below its newly appointed editor, Edward Enninful.
Fortunately, 2018 appears to be a profitable yr on the variety entrance for each the style and wonder industries, and Campbell’s profession reveals no signal of slowing down. At 48, the trade veteran — and fledgling vlogger — will get to finish the yr by taking up one other barrier-breaking first.