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Naomi Campbell Cites Madonna and Lady Gaga as Her Style Icons

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Fearlessly trend-setting artists Madonna and Lady Gaga have yet another star to add to their long list of admirers: supermodel Naomi Campbell. “I think my style icons are people that [sic] reinvent themselves—they come back with a different look, a different vibe, a different sound and Madonna is definitely one of those people,” she told PEOPLE at the Elle Style Awards in London, where she snagged the Outstanding Contribution Award for her 25-year career and her work with safe pregnancy charity The White Ribbon Alliance. “It’s just amazing to watch her through all these decades—she just keeps coming back.” The 39-year-old model, who’s been keeping busy with fashion show appearances and philanthropy, while grieving for her late friend Alexander McQueen (whose colorful, wildly patterned dress she wore that evening), also opined that the current trend of flashy accessories and shock-worthy outfits were all due to Lady Gaga. “[She’s] definitely a big style icon for everyone, and it’s made everyone go a bit more edgy with their fashion,” she said. A fan of her clothing she may be, but does the model also rock out to the chanteuse’s catchy dance hits? Apparently so. “I think Lady Gaga is extremely talented—she is a composer, a pianist, she’s an opera singer and she does classical music too,” she said. “I think we haven’t even seen her talent yet.”–David Yi with reporting by Monique Jessen