The ever-colorful and provocative photographer David LaChapelle debuts his photographic series “The Rape of Africa” at the David DeSanctis Gallery in Los Angeles and makes a bold political statement.
LaChapelle reinvents classic Botticelli’s 1484 Venus and Mars painting with Naomi Campbell as Venus and allegorical images representing the rape and pillage of Africa’s people and land.
Blindie is loving LaChapelle’s social series that makes offers much needed social commentary on the state of affairs in Africa. We’re also loving Naomi Campbell in the series!
Looks like supermodel Naomi Campbell (and her super temper!) has a new weapon! The British beauty has been accused of attacking a photographer (and putting him in the hospital!) while on vacation in Italy with her billionaire beau Mikhail Prokhorov.
The photog, Gaetano Di Giovanni, says Campbell scratched and bruised his face after she slapped him and hit him with her handbag.
“First she hit with her bag, screaming at me and then she tried to slap me,” he detailed to an Italian newspaper, “I managed to avoid her – but her nails still got my eye.”
“Media reports circulating that Naomi Campbell attacked a photographer in Lipari, Sicily are completely untrue,” her rep said. “The photographer was seen following Naomi Campbell on a small boat, taking photographs, the day after the alleged incident.”
Sacha Baron Cohen as his Austrian fashion reporter alter ego Bruno recently said of fashion icon Naomi Campbell in Marie Claire:
“She is amazing. Twenty years in ze business und all ze pressure und fame hasn’t changed her a bit. She remains a total bitch.”
i-D magazine has just released 12 covers for its special March ’09 “Best of British” issue, featuring 12 top British models, including Blindie’s faves Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.
Of her newfound fame, Dunn says, “I’ll just take each day as it comes,” while Campbell says, “I have always believed that London fashion and British models bring something special, like a break-all-the-rules style. It is a flavour that is different from anywhere else.”
Other covers feature greats Kate Moss and Twiggy, and newcomers Agyness Deyn and Lily Donaldson.
It seems Naomi Campbell’s cell phone-slinging, employee-beating ways are rubbing off on her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin.
The Russian real estate mogul “punched a photographer in the gut” last week in Miami, according to New York Post‘s Page Six. “Out of nowhere [Doronin] hit him twice in the stomach,” the gossip column’s source says.
The couple, who have been together since May, are also reportedly planning a super-secret wedding in Moscow before Christmas.
“Naomi asked them to save the date and be prepared to travel to Russia,” a source told Sunday Mirror. “She’s keeping tight-lipped about exactly what is happening–and sworn everyone to secrecy.”
Cell phone-slinging supermodel Naomi Campbell will be opening a photo collection of herself at the Art Photo Expo Miami, running from Dec. 2-7.
According to the AP, the show will feature more than 50 photographs and illustrations of the Brit beauty from fashion photographers such as Arthur Elgort, Albert Watson and Steven Meisel. All items will be up for sale.
“I am not doing this retrospective because I am over,” Campbell, 38, said. “For me, each picture tells a different moment in my career and just for me its a timeline really.”
Naomi Campbell walked the runway Wednesday at the National History Museum in London with model-on-the-rise Chanel Iman as part of Fashion For Relief.
So far there have been no reports of hair pulling, phones flying or bitchery of any sort. Prancing down the runway together, the two beauties even wore the same dress! Chanel in soft pink and Naomi in black.
Estelle also strutted down the runway in a leopard print dress as did Tyson Beckford in full body motorcycle gear, which he then peeled off to reveal his impeccable upper body.
Established in 2005, Fashion For Relief aids victims and survivors of Hurricane Katrina and raises money for the White Ribbon Alliance which campaigns for safe pregnancy and childbirth in developing nations.