Because we weren’t jealous enough of Naomi Campbell‘s inexplicably amazing life, the British supermodel has just been handed a gig most people would kill for. Starting, well, right now, Campbell is the editor-at-large for the new Russian and German editions of Interview.
Our friends at The Cut report that Campbell, who as far as we can tell has never written a thing in her life, (her 1994 novel Swan was actually ghostwritten by the novelist Caroline Upcher), “will regularly meet great and outstanding personalities” for an in-depth feature interview. And according to Women’s Wear Daily, Campbell has already written the intro (editor’s letter?) for the premiere issue of Russian Interview, which has actor Leonardo DiCaprio on its cover. We have to wonder if she interviewed him, too.
This is something we would expect the publications’ actual editor, Aliona Doletskaya, was in charge of. So why did Campbell get the job? Quite probably because she’s the boss’s girlfriend. As we reported back in June, Russian real estate billionaire Vladimir Doronin (Campbell’s main squeeze, if you will) is bankrolling the two new magazines with Bernard Runge, CEO of auction house Phillips de Pury and former head honcho of Conde Nast Germany. Runge said in a statement:
“Naomi is one of the rare personalities who is recognized throughout the world for her tremendous contribution to the fashion and creative world as well as her philanthropic contributions through Fashion For Relief. “
Yeah. She’s also recognized for throwing phones at people and getting blood diamonds as tokens of affection from African dictators, but to be quite honest, we’d leave that out of our press release, too.
[WWD, The Cut]