STYLE & BEAUTY
06/01/2018 05:46 am ET Updated Jun 01, 2018

Naomi Campbell’s Stunning Fashion Career In 48 Runway Photos

The OG supermodel is being honored next week with the Fashion Icon award.

Naomi Campbell is the definition of a fashion legend. 

The supermodel, who celebrated her 48th birthday on May 22, has been dominating catwalks with her fierce signature strut since the 1980s. She’s walked in fashion shows for designers ranging from Chanel to Dior to Alaia to Versace, appeared on plenty of magazine covers ― she was the first black model to appear on the covers of French Vogue and Time ― and starred in countless campaigns.

And while she’s had a few questionable moments ― like that cell phone throwing situation in 2007 ― Campbell’s success in the industry has no doubt helped pave the way for fellow black models such as Jourdan Dunn, Chanel Iman and Winnie Harlow, among others. She’s also used her influence for good, supporting a number of charities and causes she believes in.  

On Monday, Campbell will receive the Fashion Icon award at a Council of Fashion Designers of America ceremony, an accolade that is definitely well-deserved. As a tribute, we’re taking a look back at some of the supermodel’s best runway moments ― proof that she’s always been a catwalk queen: 

  • 1988
    Walking the runway during a fashion show in Paris.
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    Walking the runway during a fashion show in Paris.
  • 1990
    Walking in a Guy Laroche show in Paris.
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    Walking in a Guy Laroche show in Paris.
  • 1991
    Walking in the Valentino fall/winter show in Paris.
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    Walking in the Valentino fall/winter show in Paris.
  • 1991
    Wearing a design by Gianni Versace in a Los Angeles show.
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    Wearing a design by Gianni Versace in a Los Angeles show.
  • 1992
    On the runway during London Fashion Week.
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    On the runway during London Fashion Week.
  • 1992
    Walking the runway at the Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer show during Paris Fashion Week.
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    Walking the runway at the Chanel Haute Couture spring/summer show during Paris Fashion Week.
  • 1993
    Walking the runway for the Chanel ready-to-wear show during Paris Fashion Week.
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    Walking the runway for the Chanel ready-to-wear show during Paris Fashion Week.
  • 1993
    Posing during London Fashion Week.
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    Posing during London Fashion Week.
  • 1994
    Walking in the Guy Laroche fall/winter show in Paris.
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    Walking in the Guy Laroche fall/winter show in Paris.
  • 1994
    Walking the Rifat Ozbek spring/summer runway in Paris.
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    Walking the Rifat Ozbek spring/summer runway in Paris.
  • 1995
    At a Guy Laroche show in Paris.
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    At a Guy Laroche show in Paris.
  • 1996
    Displaying a design by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel as part of his fall/winter collection at a show in Paris.
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    Displaying a design by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel as part of his fall/winter collection at a show in Paris.
  • 1996
    Walking in a Victoria's Secret show.
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    Walking in a Victoria's Secret show.
  • 1997
    Walking in the Givenchy show in Paris.
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    Walking in the Givenchy show in Paris.
  • 1997
    Wearing a black satin bra and panty set and robe during the Victoria's Secret show in New York.
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    Wearing a black satin bra and panty set and robe during the Victoria's Secret show in New York.
  • 1997
    Walking in the Victoria's Secret show.
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    Walking in the Victoria's Secret show.
  • 1997
    Walking at the Christian Dior fall/winter collection by John Galliano in Paris.
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    Walking at the Christian Dior fall/winter collection by John Galliano in Paris.
  • 1997
    Walking in the John Galliano spring/summer show in Paris.
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    Walking in the John Galliano spring/summer show in Paris.
  • 1998
    Walking in the Victoria's Secret show at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
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    Walking in the Victoria's Secret show at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
  • 2002
    Walking the runway for a Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris, during a retrospective for the designer.
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    Walking the runway for a Yves Saint Laurent show in Paris, during a retrospective for the designer.
  • 2002
    Walking the runway at a Jean-Paul Gaultier show in Paris.
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    Walking the runway at a Jean-Paul Gaultier show in Paris.
  • 2003
    Walking the runway for Julien Macdonald's spring/summer show in London.
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    Walking the runway for Julien Macdonald's spring/summer show in London.
  • 2003
    Walking the runway for Rosa Cha during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.
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    Walking the runway for Rosa Cha during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Brazil.
  • 2003
    Walking the runway for Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week.
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    Walking the runway for Dolce & Gabbana during Milan Fashion Week.
  • 2004
    Wearing a bikini by Amir Slama for Rosa Cha as part of Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
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    Wearing a bikini by Amir Slama for Rosa Cha as part of Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
  • 2004
    Wearing Heatherette during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York.
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    Wearing Heatherette during Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park in New York.
  • 2005
    Walking the runway for Dior Haute Couture in Paris.
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    Walking the runway for Dior Haute Couture in Paris.
  • 2007
    Walking the runway during the Montblanc Night of the Stars gala in Chamonix, France.
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    Walking the runway during the Montblanc Night of the Stars gala in Chamonix, France.
  • 2007
    On the catwalk wearing Dior Haute Couture in Versailles, France.
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    On the catwalk wearing Dior Haute Couture in Versailles, France.
  • 2008
    Walking the runway during the Fashion For Relief show during London Fashion Week.
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    Walking the runway during the Fashion For Relief show during London Fashion Week.
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