Naomi Campbell On The Modelling Industry Today

Naomi and Donatella Versace

Naomi and Donatella Versace

When Naomi Campbell started modelling, the models and designers communicated directly with one another and even became friends. Today, models and designers rarely converse - let alone know one another on a first name basis:

"When I started out modelling, there weren't casting directors and there weren't stylists, so you just dealt directly with the designer . . . we had direct communication with each other, and we all hung out when we weren't working. Obviously, now that's changed . . ."

As a result, Naomi feels that models don't have that same privilege she had, and because of this dramatic shift in the industry, its hard for her to give advice to the next generation of new faces:

 ''I do feel that I'm talking to someone who's in a totally different place from where I was when I started modelling. I was fortunate enough to have the wonderful designers and amazing photographers around me, and editors that I knew, and if I wanted to ask a question, I asked them. So that gap has broadened a bit."

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