British supermodel Naomi Campbell swooped into town on Thursday to make her Singaporean catwalk debut at Digital Fashion Week.
The four-day festival — held at the National Design Centre — opens today, with Campbell on the catwalk for Singaporean designer Zenchi.
At 5pm, an excited group of journalists and fashion designers gathered at Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner’s Residence at Nassim Road to bask in her glory.
It wasn’t until 7.30pm that Campbell, 43, made her entrance.
But what an entrance.
She was devastatingly beautiful in black-and-white, her face flawless.
“Flight delay,” she claimed, offering apologies. In between that and the smiles, all was forgiven.
There was no sign of the infamous Campbell temper that used to make assistants, journalists and fellow models quiver in fear.
Where’s the witch with a “B”?
Campbell has been making the rounds with the media, and reports are that the fiery model has mellowed.
She was polite and articulate during the question-and-answer session (the media was not given an opportunity to ask questions — only the host was allowed to do that) — a picture of detached professionalism.