Naomi in London
London, 2016 – On Monday, April 18th, Burberry Chief Creative and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Bailey and Benedikt Taschen celebrated the London launch of the book, NAOMI, at Thomas’s, Burberry’s all day café located at their flagship Regent Street store. The day after, the supermodel appeared at TASCHEN’s Duke of York Square store, where she personalized copies of her book for top collectors and VIPs.
Some of Europe’s most influential fashion designers, photographers, artists, models, and musicians gathered at the Burberry bash on Monday evening to celebrate Ms. Campbell – undeniably one of London’s most celebrated exports – in her hometown, including Mario Testino, Nick Knight, Tinie Tempah, Boy George, Erin O’Connor, Manolo Blahnik, Charlotte Olympia Dellal, Alice Dellal, Eva Herzigová, Tania Fares, Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Philip Green, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Giancarlo Giammetti, Rifat Ozbek, Elizabeth Saltzman, and more.
Guests toasted Ms. Campbell with cocktails and shared stories and memories with her family and closest personal friends, including mum Valerie Morris and girlfriends from her London school days.
Reflecting on the evening, Ms. Campbell said:
“Monday’s launch here in London, my home town, meant so much to me. To be able to celebrate with my family and friends like Christopher Bailey and Benedikt Taschen, and so many people from my industry that have surrounded me for over 30 years was a great honour. I want to express my gratitude and thanks for a special night – and to my Burberry family, who made this London launch a celebration I will always remember.”
Burberry’s Christopher Bailey said:
“Naomi is such a special member of our family so it was a real honour to celebrate this wonderful night with her – the sheer volume of friends and family that packed the room is testament to what a huge impact she has had on our industry for so many years and how much she is loved by everyone in it.”
Benedikt Taschen toasted the lively evening in London, saying:
“All good things come in pairs: bringing together two London icons – the fashion world's one and only Naomi Campbell, and art world legend Allen Jones, is a dream come true and a match made in heaven. It has been a long journey of over seven years, but from the very first day until now it was nothing but a pleasure to work with Naomi and there could not have been a more fitting place to celebrate than at Burberry.”
With a multiple artwork by Pop Art legend Allen Jones, NAOMI is limited to 1,200 signed and numbered copies.
© All photos: Dave Benett / Getty Images
02: Eva Herzigová, Naomi Campbell & Erin O’Connor; 03: Naomi Campbell & Erin O’Connor; 04: Naomi Campbell & Boy George; 06: Naomi Campbell & Valerie Morris; 07: Naomi Campbell with Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott; 09: Naomi Campbell with Tinie Tempah; 10: Eva Herzigová, Mario Testino, Naomi Campbell & Benedikt Taschen