Tomorrow night Naomi Campbell
will take to the catwalk for her sole appearance during this seasons fashion week. The supermodel, who was once a regular on the runway, is now much more selective in her job choices. Ill walk for my friends, if they ask me and dont think Im too old, she says when we catch up with her, but really I just do it to raise money now.
And, of course, the Fashion for Relief
event is designed to do just that. Armed with a little black book that contains the numbers of every celebrity and designer you could wish to be acquainted with, Naomi has been pulling together star studded shows since 2005 that have raised millions. And this season the money is to be donated to Haiti. I was speaking to Sarah (Brown) and we both do a lot of work with the White Ribbon Alliance
. They already had someone out there because Haiti was in a bad state even before the earthquake, so it was an easy transition to choose them.
There are three shows in total the first was held last weekend in New York; the second is tonights London show; and the final event will be held in Russia. So far weve already seen everyone from Cilla Black
to Agyness Deyn
take part, and plenty of surprise appearances are promised for tomorrows show. Its amazing how everyone comes together and takes time out to collaborate on the project. Its the best thing about putting the show together, says Naomi.