Naomi Campbell Cites Madonna and Lady Gaga as Her Style Icons

02/23/2010 at 11:53 AM ET

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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


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madonna is a true trend setter, a true fashion icon love her!!!

Rakesh on

About the rhythm thing. This goes much frheutr than just a few notes being a bit longer or shorter. A melody can get very different when the notes get to be different at the strong counts of the measure. There’s also a big difference in the amount of swing a melody has. And don’t forget rests.Also, when you look at full melodies, they’re mostly build up from motives. One motive can be the same as in another melody, but if it’s only three notes, the other ones will be different. This of course can go on forever. You can make them as long as you like.And there is also a different in octaves. An interval of an octave can be used in a melody as well and gives character, not only colour. And also bigger jumps. But the development of the melody plays a big role too. A melody can end up an octave of maybe two higher.There’s also no specified time. A melody can be played in 64th notes if you like over a tempo of 200 bpm or whole notes (or longer) over a tempo of 10 bpm. They may be the same notes and have the same relation between them rhythmically, no one’s going to hear them as the same. Even half tempo.So for every possible order of notes (including intervals over the octave) you have the tempo, rhythm, context (chords). I imagine the numbers get insanely big.

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