Supermodel Naomi Campbell is a legend–plain and simple–but the CFDA has decided to mark her iconic standing in fashion history. Today, the Council of Fashion Designers of America announced that Campbell will be the 2018 recipient of their Fashion Icon Award, The Cut reports. The honor will be awarded to Naomi on June 4, at the CFDA Awards ceremony.
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Campbell joins the ranks of her friends and famous faces that have received the same honor: Rihanna, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams and Kate Moss have all been declared CFDA “icons” in years past.
And this year feels decidedly different for the council’s annual award show, with streetwear designers nominated in both the menswear and womenswear categories. Virgil Abloh was nominated for both awards, and James Jebbia of Supreme was recognized alongside Abloh, Thom Browne, Tom Ford and Raf Simons for menswear. This year will feature the award show’s first-ever female host, Issa Rae, and designers Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and Carolina Herrera will all receive nods for Positive Change, Lifetime Achievement and the Founder’s Award respectively. In a year where she spent much time honoring the legacy of her brother, Gianni, Donatella Versace will receive the International Award.
The ceremony will take place at the Brooklyn Museum this June, and will welcome the industry’s top talent, CFDA board members and the celebrity guests of the nominees, all clad in their custom designs for the night. As for Naomi Campbell, we’re hoping she shows up in an archive piece from Azzedine Alaïa, to honor the designer she considered a father figure, who passed away in late 2017.
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