Could Naomi Campbell be preparing for motherhood? It certainly sounded like she was open to the idea when I sprang it on her this week. Naomi, who’s happily settled down with Russian billionaire Vladislav Dororin, said: “Oh wow, if I was blessed enough to fall pregnant or have a child then that’s in God’s hands. I’d be thrilled.”
Naomi was celebrating after receiving a special recognition award at the British Fashion Awards. I caught up with her and we nattered about her staggering 25 years in the industry. She laughed: “Getting special awards for years in the industry is weird – I hate the thought of being old or that my careers over. It’s not. I’m still modelling and busier than ever before really.”
I asked her whether she thought the day would ever come when new supermodels ruled supreme in the fashion world. “I’ve never commented on this before because I always thought we would be replaced,” she said. “But now I look at Christy, Kate, Claudia and the girls and think we are irreplaceable. I just don’t think we’ll have models succeed us. We were a special time in the fashion world and I doubt it’ll ever be repeated.” I couldn’t agree more!