Naomi Campbell Throws Her 12th Fashion for Relief Fundraiser in Cannes


Last night, Naomi Campbell pulled off her twelfth Fashion For Relief fundraiser. The British supermodel hosts fashion shows for the charity once a year. Previously Campbell has organized events in Mumbai, Moscow, Dar Es Salaam, New York, and London, among others. The latest proceedings took place in an airplane hanger in Cannes. As planes took off overhead, 400 assembled guests watched the likes of Kate Moss, Mary J. Blige, Heidi Klum, Bella Hadid, and Kendall Jenner parade down the runway in a dazzling assortment of looks from Atelier Versace. Actor Antonio Banderas also appeared on the catwalk, performing a titillating impression of a matador.

Each year, Campbell uses her impressive network to assemble some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful people to raise money for a chosen cause. Previous efforts have benefitted victims of Hurricane Katrina, the catastrophic Japanese Tsunami, and aid for Ebola patients. This year’s show was to fundraise for Save The Children, an organization that works to protect vulnerable kids in war zones around the world.

The fashion show was followed by a silent auction with lots that included multi-million dollar works of art and other priceless items. On offer were portraits by Mario Testino, a custom chair by Marni, and Chopard fine jewelry. Among the deep-pocketed celebrities in attendance were Leonardo DiCaprio, Uma Thurman, Donatella Versace, Peter Dundas, and Queen Rania of Jordan.

Campbell’s new capsule collection with Diesel, titled “Child At Heart,” was also unveiled during the evening. Consisting of T-shirts, the range is available to buy in select Diesel stores now, with sale proceeds going to support Save the Children’s global efforts advocating for education and better healthcare. Since she first started hosting Fashion For Relief, Naomi has raised nearly six million dollars. As of yet, there’s no word on how much this year’s effort has added to that total.

Find out where you can purchase the collection here, it is available in select Diesel stores now.


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