Naomi Campbell has reflected on the enjoyment she had dressing up in the 1990s.
The British supermodel launched her career in the late ’80s, and by the next decade, was one of the most sought-after names in the fashion industry.
Recalling some of her top Met Gala moments in a new video for Vogue.com, Naomi pinpointed her debut alongside Gianni Versace in 1990 as a highlight and noted that she had such a fun time in the colourful Versace minidress she wore for the night.
“I was in such awe to first be invited by Gianni Versace through my roommate Christy Turlington,” she shared. “The ’90s, you wore everything. You dressed up in the ’90s! It didn’t matter if you were just going to dinner. We would all go for dinner outside of work, Christy, Linda (Evangelista), and I, and we would dress up. Enjoy your clothes, enjoy your accessories, enjoy your hair!”
Naomi went on to speak about some of her other Met Gala ensembles, including the “fairy tale” Versace gown she sported to the 1995 event, as well as pieces from Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo and her “papa”, late couturier Azzedine Alaia.
But one of her all-time favourites has to be the mint green Alexander McQueen dress that brand founder Lee McQueen custom-made for her to wear to the ball back in 2006.
“As a Brit, I wanted to wear a Brit. I thought it would be a great idea if I wore Alexander McQueen. This was to be his last season at Givenchy. Anna (Wintour) actually chose the colour of my pale green dress and then Lee did his magic with the Givenchy staff. And one of the things I remember so much from the fitting is how much Lee loved his staff and how he treated them. It just one of my fittings that I’ll never forget,” the 49-year-old smiled.
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