LONDON — The second half of 2019 belongs to Naomi Campbell, who will receive the Fashion Icon Award from the British Fashion Council in December and who plans to bring her Fashion for Relief charity runway show back to London in September.
Campbell will scoop the honor at the Fashion Awards 2019 on Dec. 2 at Royal Albert Hall. The BFC said she will be recognized for her contribution to the fashion industry, her career as a supermodel, her philanthropic work “and efforts for a more diverse and equal future, especially in Africa.”
The Fashion Icon Award celebrates outstanding contributions to the fashion industry. Last year, Campbell accepted the Fashion Icon award at the CFDA Fashion Awards.
“Naomi represents female empowerment, activism and glamour and her voice is used for great impact,” Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC, told a gathering at The Ritz in Piccadilly. “We look forward to celebrating with her in London in December.”
The Fashion Awards is the main fund-raiser for the BFC’s charitable and talent support network.
The award is as much for Campbell’s career as one of the first black models to achieve success on international runways and magazine covers, as it is for her charity work.
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