The supermodel has been photographed with her 9-month-old daughter for the March issue of the fashion magazine.
In her interview, she reflects on motherhood, diversity in the fashion industry and her whirlwind career.
While Campbell has not yet revealed the circumstances around her daughter’s birth, she told the magazine: “She wasn’t adopted — she’s my child.”
British Vogue and Campbell published a slight variation of the quote in an Instagram caption promoting the story, adding the word “biological” ahead of child.
“I can count on one hand the number of people who knew that I was having her. But she is the biggest blessing I could ever imagine. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done,” Campbell said.
“A beautiful little blessing has chosen me to be her mother,” she wrote on her Instagram account at the time.
Naomi Campbell appears in British Vogue, for the March issue of the magazine. Credit: Steven Meisel/British Vogue
“There were lots of times when I would walk in the fashion shows, but I was never picked for the ad campaigns and it would hurt — it really hurt. I would have to suck it up and keep moving,” she told British Vogue .
“Of course, it would have been great to have had that support around me back then, but I’m proud to see it happen now, I’m proud to see the diversity now.”
Since the 1980s and 1990s, a younger generation of Black models has taken the fashion industry by storm, including Adut Akech, Leomie Anderson and Duckie Thot.
Campbell also reminisced on the success she shared with 1990s icons Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington.
“It was an incredible time, but we worked hard. And no matter how many outfit changes, how many shows, we never said we were tired,” she said.
Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Christy Turlington. Versace Autumn Winter Fashion Show, Milan, Italy, December 1991. Credit: Paul Massey/Shutterstock
“We all loved it and we kept each other’s energy up. We did eight shows a day and then we would go and celebrate with the designers in the evening. I wonder sometimes if models now could have kept up with us.”
The March issue of British Vogue is scheduled for release across print and digital formats on February 22.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism