International supermodel, activist and philanthropist Naomi Campbell has signed with Women Management, an agency within the Elite World Group network, marking a new chapter for Campbell as she evolves into a businesswoman and industry activist supporting emerging creative talent.
"I am absolutely thrilled to join Women Management," said Campbell, 51.
"Together, in partnership with Elite World Group, we will change the game for fashion as we know it. For years, it's been my personal mission to support creative talent in emerging markets. From Africa to India, to the Middle East and Europe, there are so many voices that deserve to be heard. It's so important that the fashion industry looks beyond its core capitals to invest in this extraordinary talent. Working in true partnership with Women Management and Elite World Group, we will be able to leverage a powerful global network to help more people share their genius with the world. Anything is possible in this next chapter, and I can't wait to get to work!"
"Naomi is an icon. A supermodel. An elemental force. She has shaped and redefined fashion and culture many times over. We're honored that she's returned to her roots at Women New York to continue her unrivaled career, and we are proud to work together to elevate talent from emerging markets around the globe," said Akeem Rasool, image director, Women Management.
The London-born supermodel has walked runways for more than three decades, for Chanel, Azzedine Alaïa, Christian Dior, and Versace, as well as appearing in thousands of magazines and advertising campaigns.
While conquering the fashion world, Campbell has been an activist since the 1990s, when she met South African President Nelson Mandela, who called her his "honorary granddaughter."
In addition to working with the United Nations on behalf of human rights and global health, she's focused on empowering young people and women by promoting industries such as fashion, tech, business, entertainment, and arts in Africa.
In 2018, Campbell became executive producer of Arise Fashion Week, which presents top fashion talents from the continent's 54 countries.
Source: From a press release