Naomi Campbell Shares Rare Photo of Her Baby Girl to Honor Gianni Versace on Death Anniversary

On the 24th anniversary of designer Gianni Versace's murder, his dear friend and muse Naomi Campbell paid tribute with an adorable fashion statement modeled by her daughter.

By McKenna Aiello Jul 16, 2021 8:40 PMTags
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Naomi Campbell continues to uplift Gianni Versace's memory decades after his tragic passing. 

The designer's close confidant and runway muse marked the 24th anniversary of his murder by sharing a photo of her little girl dressed in a Versace-print onesie. "I love you Gianni Versace," Naomi captioned the tender moment posted to Instagram on July 15. 

She also shared a video montage highlighting their memories, writing, "I MISS YOU GIANNI VERSACE, YOUR INTUITION AND ACTIONS AHEAD OF IT'S TIME. YOUR WORK ETHIC TO BE ADMIRED AND YOUR AUTHENTIC EMBRACE GENEROSITY AND BEAUTIFUL HEART ADORED." 

Two months ago, on May 18, the world-famous supermodel took to Instagram to introduce the "beautiful little blessing" who "has chosen me to be her mother." 

Naomi has yet to announce her daughter's name and seldom shares photos of the baby on social media. She has, however, described feeling "honoured to have this gentle soul in my life" and excitement for the "lifelong bond" they now share. 

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It's likely that as Naomi's daughter grows up, she'll be sure to share stories from her time with Gianni, who is credited with helping launch the careers of '90s supermodels like Naomi, Cindy CrawfordChristy Turlington and Linda Evangelista

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The Italian fashion mastermind's life was cut short in 1997 when he was gunned down outside his Miami Beach mansion by serial killer Andrew Cunanan

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Younger sister Donatella Versace assumed control of the luxury brand in the aftermath of Gianni's death and remains its Chief Creative Officer. 

Versace's Spring 2018 collection was designed as a tribute to Gianni. Donatella told Vogue at the time that it took two decades because it was "too painful to think about it before. Twenty years went by and I was ready."

She marked yesterday's somber milestone with an Instagram tribute that read, "We always made each other smile. Gianni, I miss you every day." 

Earlier this week, tragedy struck Gianni's former home when two men were discovered dead on the property, which is now a hotel. Get more details here

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