The V&A to Stage Landmark Naomi Campbell Exhibition

A landmark Naomi Campbell exhibit, Naomi: In Fashion, is coming to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum this summer – and we could not be more excited about it. Tickets go on sale today for the exhibit, which launches on June 22nd and will run until 6 April 2025.

On 13 March, GLAMOUR was invited to an exclusive brunch hosted by Naomi at The Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane to mark the forthcoming and iconic exhibition celebrating Naomi’s phenomenal 40-year contribution to the fashion industry. Guests at the intimate event included Alexander McQueen’s previous creative director Sarah Burton, Academy award-winning director Steve McQueen and former British Vogue editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful, who has also helped curate the fashion photography at the forthcoming exhibition.

An emotional Naomi, dressed in a vintage Alexander McQueen suit, spoke to journalist Yomi Adegoke and V&A Senior Fashion Curator, Sonnet Stanfill, about feeling ‘overwhelmed’ at both the prospect of the show and also the process of piecing together so many artefacts from her 40-year career, especially since she has now become a mother to two children under the age of 3. Speaking about collating the vast array of her personal clothes, jewellery and artefacts scattered across the globe – from New York to London – she said: “I guess I was going to save it for all my kids, it was a mess before, but now it’s definitely more organised for them!”

Naomi was dedicated to the process of preparing for the exhibition, with 50% of the exhibits coming from her personal collection.

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“I also realised that during this period of time [collating the exhibition] I had to stop working my day job, because I needed to really focus on making this right – and because everyone expects such a great show from me, I felt this extra pressure. But what I want to say is this is going to be a somewhat intimate side of me that people don’t know and haven’t seen – many don’t know the stories behind the things we’re going to present, and there are a lot of personal items that were given to me that I have never shown to anyone.”

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