Naomi’s still got it
Ms. Campbell aligned the stars Feb. 13 — literally. Supermodel Naomi Campbell and her slew of celebrity friends, including musicians Estelle, Chris Brown, Kelly Osbourne, supermodel Helena Christensen and designers Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg, gathered on the catwalk in Bryant Park for Fashion for Relief, a benefit show for Haitian earthquake victims.
While it is the norm for the tents to be on lockdown during Fashion Week, except to those with golden tickets, American Express cardholders were sold seats to the show at $100 – $150. The 950 seats available sold out within four days with all proceeds going to the Haiti relief effort. The clothing modeled during the near hour-long show will be sold on Net-a-porter.com, starting March 15.
Other famous names that came out in support of Fashion for Relief were America’s Next Top Model judge, Jay Manual and Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman.
While she rarely walks the runway these days, the 39-year-old Campbell walked three times and as flawlessly with the grace and prowess as she once did. But that was not the case for one of the runway’s semi-veteran faces, Agyness Deyn, who fell not only once, but twice in platform Burberry sandals eventually resigning and walking barefoot the rest of the way.
The night began with a solemn note as the hostess, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, expressed the sentiments of everyone in the room,
“I know you all are missing a friend tonight,” she said about the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen earlier that week.
The night ended as Patti Smith’s “Because the Night” began and Campbell, six other visibly distressed models, and personal friend and muse of McQueen, Daphne Guinness, marched down in McQueen’s last collection, “Plato’s Atlantis.”
Fashion for Relief has currently raised more than $100,000, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America are selling t-shirts online that will also benefit the victims of the earthquake. For more information, go to cfda.org.
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The final walk of Alexander McQueen’s last collection during Fashion for Relief, which raised of $100,000.
“To Haiti with Love” T-shirts are being sold through cfda.org for $25 and will benefit the relief effort in Haiti.