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Naomi Campbell is a living legend. The supermodel, actress, and philanthropist turns 50 today. When you envision black excellence, Naomi’s style and grace makes her a great fit for the title. She has been an inspiration to black and brown girls across the globe. Her strength empowers others to stand up for themselves, stay true to who they are, and keep going, no matter what spectators may say.

Naomi’s career began in 1978, when she first appeared in Bob Marley’s music video for, “Is This Love.” She was just 7 years old. By the age of 15, she landed on the cover of British Elle. Naomi’s career took off in a way that was rare for women of color during that time. Still, she was one of the highest paid, most marketable models of her generation.

Since the 80’s, she’s had countless struts down the runway, she’s been on the cover of just about every magazine known to man, and she’s held a few notable acting gigs. And, she’s now allowed her fans to get a closer look at her life behind the scenes with her YouTube channel.

Let’s be real, Naomi has contributed so much to women of color. It is an honor to recognize her for her 50th solar return. Here are 10 times she killed the fashion game.

Happy 50th Birthday Naomi Campbell! Here Are 10 Times She Killed the Fashion Game  was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. NAOMI CAMPBELL WALKS THE YVES SAINT-LAURENT SHOW, 1987

NAOMI CAMPBELL WALKS THE YVES SAINT-LAURENT SHOW, 1987 Source:Getty

A young Naomi Campbell graced the runway of the Yves Saint-Laurent show in 1987.

2. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT HER 20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1990

NAOMI CAMPBELL AT HER 20TH BIRTHDAY PARTY, 1990 Source:Getty

Naomi gave us classic beauty vibes at her 20th birthday party, 30 years ago.

3. 27th Annual Fifi Awards, 2000

27th Annual Fifi Awards, 2000 Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell hit the red carpet of the 27th Annual Fifi Awards clad in a black, sheer dress.

4. FASHION FOR RELIEF CHARITY EVENT, 2005

FASHION FOR RELIEF CHARITY EVENT, 2005 Source:Getty

Gagging! Naomi Campbell looked like the ultimate black barbie doll at the Fashion for Relief charity event in 2005.

5. NAOMI CAMPBELL PROMO SHOT OF THE FACE SEASON 2, 2010

NAOMI CAMPBELL PROMO SHOT OF THE FACE SEASON 2, 2010 Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell looked amazing in the promo shots of the modeling competition show, “The Face.”

6. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE MET GALA, 2014

NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE MET GALA, 2014 Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell looked angelic on the red carpet of the 2014 Met Gala.

7. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE FASHION AWARDS, 2016

NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE FASHION AWARDS, 2016 Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell looked amazing at the 2016 Fashion Awards.

8. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY, 2018

NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTY, 2018 Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell was a complete vision at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in 2018.

9. Namoi Campbell at 2019 Met Gala

Namoi Campbell at 2019 Met Gala Source:Getty

Naomi Campbell looked stunning in this feathers and lace ensemble at the 2019 Met Gala where the theme was “Camp: Notes On Fashion.” 

10. NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS, 2020

NAOMI CAMPBELL AT THE GRAMMY AWARDS, 2020 Source:Getty

50, where? Naomi Campbell showed us why she’s the best to ever do it in this white Stephanie Rolland dress at the 2020 Grammy Awards.