Naomi Campbell is back in London and couldn’t be happier. This beautiful, most notorious of supermodels has returned to her home city to
pursue a surprising new chapter in her phenomenal career. She is hosting the British version of the modeling show of the moment,
It is over a quarter of a century since her first British Vogue cover in 1987, when she was the magazine’s first black cover star since 1966. That was just two years after she had been spotted, a Streatham schoolgirl, out window shopping in Covent Garden. Now, it is Campbell’s turn to do the discovering, as a mentor to young models on the show.
When she arrives at The Edit’s shoot, Campbell is wearing a printed Dolce & Gabbana baby-doll sundress, oversized sunglasses and Alaïa flat sandals, insouciantly cool while a heat wave grips the rest of London. “We’re filming the show in my home country, so I want it to be better than amazing,” she says in a transatlantic voice that still has a south London edge to it. “London’s