Naomi Campbell loves to keep in touch with her mom via the FaceTime app.
The supermodel revealed herself to be an avid user of the video chat app when she interviewed Jony Ive, chief design officer of Apple, for her pal Edward Enninful’s magazine British Vogue.
“I never thought I’d be alive to see something like FaceTime exist – when I first heard of it, I thought it was just too futuristic,” the 47-year-old model gushed. “To be in the middle of somewhere like Nairobi or Delhi and be able to talk to my mum, to actually see her face, is like magic.”
“I agree,” the British industrial designer nodded. “I would say that FaceTime is one of the most lovely examples of communication – connection can be very transactional, like with a text message, or incredibly nuanced and intimate like it is with FaceTime. Seeing someone’s eyes is really important.”
Both Naomi and Jony, 51, enjoyed a close friendship with the Tunisian-born couturier Azzedine Alaia, who passed away in November (17) at the age of 77.
“He was the consummate craftsman,” Jony recalled. “It was incredible to see the way that he understood material, and the way he would be frustrated with material and so create new ones. And then these beautiful forms would emerge.”
“If the pin didn’t go through, he knew it wasn’t going to work,” Naomi added. “I’d always wonder, how does he know it’s going to fall like that?”