The model and philanthropist was the recipient of a Voice Award at Save the Children’s 4th annual Illumination Gala in New York this past Tuesday.
During her acceptance speech Iman said that she decided to “share” the honor with Bowie, who died back in January of this year.
“David was also a staunch supporter of human rights and devoted an innumerable amount of time and resources, which he chose to do anonymously,” Iman said. “I share this award with him, knowing that the fire in him lit the fire in me, and vice versa. Good partnerships have a habit of doing that.”
Iman serves as an ambassador for Save the Children and has also been involved in a number of charity campaigns, serving as a spokesperson for Keep A Child Alive, while also working closely with the Children’s Defense Fund and the Enough Project, which is focused on ending global trade of conflict materials.
A couple of months back Iman had publicly addressed Bowie’s death and taking care of their daughter, Alexandria Zahra Jones, when she made an appearance on Good Morning America.
“I’m holding up, I’m holding up,” Iman said to host Joe Zee. “Today was [the] first day of school.” Iman and Bowie had been married for 24 years, ever since their marriage on April 24, 1992.
She then revealed a necklace made by designer Hedi Slimane that read “David.”
“I’m wearing it until my death” Iman said, adding that with her mother’s recent passing, “It’s been a tough year. But I’m holding up.”
Last week one of Bowie’s final recordings, a track titled “Killing A Little Time,” was unveiled as part of the upcoming soundtrack to Lazarus, a musical penned by the rock star and based on his cult classic film The Man Who Fell To Earth.