Supermodel Naomi Campbell and Taschen publishing group launched a $1750 Limited Edition Coffee Table Book. A stunning collection of photographs details Naomi Campbell life and her career. The new TASCHEN Collector’s Edition is available in 1,000 copies worldwide, all signed by Naomi herself.
The two-volume edition marks a major record of Naomi’s career to-date, incorporating both a ravishing, SUMO-sized image portfolio and exclusive autobiographical text. Volume 1, the photographic collection, showcases Naomi as styled and shot by such luminaries as Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Richard Avedon, Anton Corbijn, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, Paolo Roversi, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, and Bruce Weber. Volume 2 offers an unprecedented personal encounter with the supermodel, pairing Naomi’s own anecdotes and memories with family snapshots, personal notes, and photographs of friends and collaborators from her own archives.
“The book is a culmination of my life’s work. It includes all that I’ve done in the fashion business for the past 29½ years. The book is a timeline of my career, and has allowed me to remember and give credit to all the wonderful people I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years. Because of this, it’s very special to me. It took quite a few years to put this book together, because we didn’t want to rush it. It was important both to Benedikt Taschen and I to find all of my pictures and compile them into two really beautiful books…Working with Benedikt was a great experience – I love and respect him, and I wouldn’t have wanted to create a book like this with anyone else. For me, it was a dream come true,” Naomi Campbell told GARAGE Magazine, London.
The signed and limited edition is presented with an artwork box by Pop Art legend, Allen Jones.
Designed exclusively for Naomi’s book, Allen Jones’ artwork deploys stylized contours and smooth surfaces to invoke a sense of touch, while exploring the role of the supermodel in contemporary culture. In Jones’s words, “it does not attempt to illustrate Naomi, but to encapsulate her.”