This year at the Cannes Film Festival, supermodel and icon Naomi Campbell dropped a bomb on us. Her annual Fashion for Relief gala is one of the most anticipated events, and this year it is buzzworthy for more than raising funds. While addressing guests, Campbell mentioned that she may be looking at retirement from the runway. She mentioned, “I don’t know if I can walk much longer, it’s been 32 years. But it’s an honor to walk. . . . I’d love for it to be carried on by the younger generation and for me to sit in the audience and watch.”
Say it ain’t so! Campbell has been on the front lines of the fashion world since she began. While many others who began around the same time as her have gone on to raise families, start new careers or just taken a step back from fashion altogether- Campbell is still relevant and celebrated by the industry. The 90s were just as good to her as the world is now.
We will just have to wait and see if Campbell stops walking the runways or at least announces her final appearance. Her runway career may be close to the end, but the legend still is in the spotlight for her philanthropic work, hosting, designing, and more.