If the knowledge that Naomi Campbell will see her 43rd birthday today inspires feelings of incredulity, that's understandable. The model, who was discovered at the tender age of 15, has been working continuously for almost 27 years — longer than some of her colleagues have been alive. But time, it appears, can't change Campbell's ageless beauty or enduring appeal.
It also apparently can't change her work ethic. Just because she's not spotted on the catwalk as frequently as she once was doesn't mean she's not still active. Her successful modeling reality show, The Face, will soon land in the UK, she's been busy appearing in editorials for Elle, and she's hard at work creating t-shirts for her charity, Fashion For Relief.
In honor of her indelible mark on the industry (and because Summer is quickly approaching), we're looking back at Campbell's best swimwear editorials. A look at 43 of those shots — one for each year she's been on the planet — here.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian and Jennifer Michalski