For the first time, a model is the focus of a retrospective exhibition at the prestigious Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London, titled 'NAOMI: In Fashion', dedicated to Naomi Campbell, a former ballet student from south London who became the epitome of the supermodel concept from the 1990s. At 54, Ms. Campbell, a frequent visitor to Dubai and a lover of the Middle East, expressed her appreciation for the region's warm reception. The exhibition, organized chronologically and thematically, explores her 40-year career, showcasing over 100 outfits from her personal collection, highlighting her collaborations with renowned designers like Azzedine Alaïa, Gianni Versace, and Karl Lagerfeld. Curator Elisabeth Murray notes how Campbell has become integral to the history of each brand. The exhibition also documents her recent collaborations and her support for African and Indian designers, reflecting the global shift in fashion's beauty standards. It delves into her multifaceted roles as a supermodel, muse, brand builder, creative collaborator, activist, and philanthropist, providing a comprehensive view of her life and work. Edward Enninful, former editor-in-chief of British Vogue, who conceived the exhibition, describes Campbell as a 'tireless perfectionist'. The exhibition features iconic images and videos of her work with leading photographers like Peter Lindbergh and Steven Meisel, highlighting her empathetic relationship with photographers that shaped her career. Born in 1970, Campbell's early interest in theatre arts led her to modeling, where her ballet training influenced her unique catwalk style. Her career took off after her first show in Paris for Comme des Garçons, and she quickly became a muse for designers like Azzedine Alaïa and Gianni Versace, who considered her a sister. Versace's influence helped define the supermodel phenomenon, transforming fashion into mass entertainment. Today, Campbell selectively participates in shows, focusing her energy on promoting African designers and advocating for social causes, inspired by her friendship with Nelson Mandela. The exhibition runs until April 6, 2025.