Monday, Apr. 02, 2012

Naomi Campbell

When you're a fashion pioneer, you've earned the right to be a diva once in a while. At least that seems to be the motto of Naomi Campbell, who broke racial barriers as the first black model on the covers of French and British Vogue. She joined the clique of massively famous supermodels of the 1980s and '90s, dominating fashion magazines and runways in an industry accused to this day of favoring white models.

But Campbell didn't stand out for her runway walk alone. She became a tabloid fixture for her string of high-profile brawls with her employees. After pleading guilty to throwing her phone at her maid in 2007, she was ordered to serve five days of community service. But being the supermodel that she is, Campbell showed up in a different couture outfit every day, and the stint eventually became a feature in W magazine.