Nick Knight Captures Naomi Campbell For Equinox Hotel Manhattan Debut | Campbell Headlining FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Summit on March 8

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell is celestial and surreal in Nick Knight’s tantalizing images for the first Equinox Hotel in Manhattan. The fitness chain’s maiden forray into the hospitality business is marketed under the mantra ‘For Those Who Want It All’.

"I’m interested in how people represent health, because it tends to be one of those areas that doesn’t perhaps get as much creative treatment as it deserves," Knight said of taking on the project. "When Equinox approached me, I looked at what they’ve done in the past and thought, Here’s a company who say they want to push boundaries, and it’s for people who are constantly on the edge, but let’s look back through their advertising. And their advertising was exciting. They take risks. That’s the sort of thing you need to look at when you take on a new client."

The campaign, produced in Knight’s SHOWstudio, comes in three parts, each based on a different brand plank for Equinox hotels: movement, nutrition, and regeneration. Campbell appears in each segment in a mirrored room, built to be the size of an average hotel room. "I didn’t want to do anything where the imagery felt preachy," Knight said of conceptualizing the video. "I’d much rather stimulate people with the image that I make, rather than lecture them." Of course, the high-concept nature of the campaign was not without its challenges. "It was all shot in a mirrored cube, and that was a challenge in itself, because she’s surrounded by her own image, which is for her a slightly odd moment," Knight said. "But because of the mirrored cube, she also couldn’t see me at all, so we had to put microphones inside the mirrored images so she could hear what I was saying. It was a bit like the voice of God."

Naomi Campbell for Forbes Woman Africa

Naomi has a major stop in South Africa next month, where she will headline this year’s FORBES WOMAN AFRICA Leading Women Summit, hosted by KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government, taking place at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre on International Women’s Day – Friday, 8 March.

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Naomi Campbell Will Receive Fashion Icon Award At June 4 CFDA Awards Ceremony

Naomi Campbell, 1989, by Albert Watson

Naomi Campbell, 1989, by Albert Watson

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will be honored with the Fashion Icon Award at the June 4 CFDA Awards ceremony, joining prior recipients Rihanna, Beyoncé, David Bowie, Pharrell Williams, and Kate Moss. “It is truly an honor to be recognized by the CFDA with this year’s Fashion Icon Award,” said Campbell. “Being from London, my personal style has always been tremendously influenced by both the dynamic, ever-changing nature of street culture and the music scene. I grew up in this industry and I’m forever grateful to the iconic American fashion designers who have supported me and celebrated me throughout my career.”

Naomi was a lifelong muse and close friend of Azzedine Alaïa, and the first black model to appear on the covers of Vogue Paris and Time. CFDA chairwoman Diane von Furstenberg sums up Campbell’s allure: “From enfant prodige to goddess of fashion, Naomi represents beauty, activism, and joie de vivre.”

Campbell has covered more than 500 magazines in her long career and made a memorable impression in her appearance in George Michael's 1990 'Freedom' music video.

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Love | Peace Naomi Campbell will be testifying about her alleged receipt of “blood diamonds” from former Liberian president Charles Taylor. After refusing endless times to testify or discuss the gift of “blood diamonds”, Campbell will be heading to The Hague on July 29.

We spend increasing amounts of time explaining Modern Values vs Cultural Creative ones. The Smart Sensuality woman we reference is the CC woman with style. She likes fashion and glamour, but always leads with her conscience.

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