Naomi Campbell has left an indelible mark on the fashion industry. For decades, the London-born supermodel—who stars on the cover of Vogue’s September issue alongside her fellow supers Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista—has inspired awe with her otherworldly features, head-turning height, and breathtaking strut. Not to mention, broken innumerable boundaries. Among them, being the first Black model to open for Prada and land the cover of French Vogue.
On top of paving the way for more models of color, the fierce Gemini has also trailblazed in the beauty world. With her piercing brown eyes, exquisitely sculpted cheekbones, and waist-grazing raven strands, she’s undeniably cultivated a look all her own. But over the years, Campbell has proven that she can make daring beauty choices beyond her signatures. In 1989, she put an elegant spin on goth style with a choppy onyx pixie cut, penciled-in brows, and larger-than-life lashes. And two years later on her 21st birthday, she pivoted to periwinkle-painted lids, heavily lined cranberry lips, and honeyed shoulder-skimming lengths.
Fast forward to recent years, and the icon is still reminding us: She’ll always make a statement. En route to the Louis Vuitton Men’s Spring 2018 show, the natural-born muse pushed the updo envelope with a string-tied half-up style, while at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, she sported a tightly-coiled auburn afro with the same aplomb. In honor of the runway powerhouse’s latest Vogue cover, here are eight of her most memorable beauty looks.