So now Campbell, along with fashion activist Bethann Hardison and model Iman Abdulmajid, have decided to launch a campaign to highlight the lack of black and Asian models in fashion catwalk shows.
“What we are asking for is that you are based on your talent, on your beauty, not on the colour of your skin.”
“We feel passionate [about this]. Feeling passionate about something doesn’t mean you have to be angry.”
When asked if she was accusing the industry of being racist, Ms Campbell said: “I’m saying the act of not choosing models of colour, is racist. We’re not calling them racist, we’re saying the act was racist.”
The supermodel made the comments ahead of London Fashion Week which starts on Monday.
She added: “I think that London will do the right thing and we’re going to see a lot more models of colour on the runway.”