The iconic Naomi Campbell will be honored by Essence during New York Fashion Week. Page Six reports the legendary model will be celebrated at the annual Street Style Festival that will take place at the Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn on September 9.

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Additional honorees at the Street Style Festival include singer Kelis and fashion influencer Kellie Brown. Amanda Seales will be on hosting duties, while Teyana Taylor and Yemi Alade will be slated to perform.

Recently Campbell spoke about her desire to help young and rising fashion designers to have a place to showcase their work. “I want to do a platform because not everyone can go to these big fashion weeks around the world and put money into showing their product,” she mentioned as a panelist for Cannes Lions.


Campbell also received the fashion icon award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America earlier this summer.

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