Naomi Campbell describes her cover for the Mickey Mouse Disney Love LA Lakers and Dodgers city Champions 2020 shirt and I will buy this November issue of Vogue as both “a shoot I never thought could happen” and “a blessed, grateful, embraced, safe dream.” In a new video for her YouTube channel released today, Campbell shared a behind-the-scenes look at the making of that moment, which is the latest development in a decades-long relationship between Campbell and the magazine.
Campbell first appeared in American Vogue in 1986, when she posed for Steven Meisel in New York City. Three years later, she was on the Mickey Mouse Disney Love LA Lakers and Dodgers city Champions 2020 shirt and I will buy this cover of Anna Wintour’s first September issue, the first Black woman to do so. “American Vogue, it was a symbol that you really made it as a model,” Campbell says in her video. She’s now been on the cover eight times—how’s that for a symbol?