Naomi Campbell took the 'everyone's welcome' approach to this year's Fashion for Relief show.
Naomi Campbell’s annual Fashion for Relief show took place at Somerset House, London, last night – and it took a different approach from what we can expect from the rest of London Fashion Week, which kicks off today.
It had an ‘everyone’s welcome’ policy, with the FROW and the catwalk throwing off the traditional hierachy of less-democratic fashion shows and embracing all walks of celebrity. We’re talking Katie Price to Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson, guys… the spectrum was broad.
Taking turns to strut down the catwalk in pieces donated from some of the world’s most prestigious designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaïa, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Marchesa and Versace, were the usual LFW model suspects such as Jourdan Dunn and Georgia May Jagger.
But, in fitting with the feel-good vibe a charity event should have, they were joined by a hodgepotch of reality TV stars, presenters and even former royalty. From Katie ‘Jordan’ Price and Sarah ‘Duchess of York’ Ferguson to Strictly‘s Bruno Tonioli, and Katie Piper, the catwalk was awash with famous folk.
One and all had been given the star treatment backstage with hair by Johnnie Sapong and make-up by Terry Barber, director of make-up artistry for MAC.
This year Fashion for Relief was thrown to raise funds for the Ebola crisis. ‘Tonight has been incredible and I am so thankful to everyone who has been involved to make the show such a brilliant success,’ said Naomi, who set up Fashion for Relief in 2005 to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
‘The fight to raise awareness and bring aid to those affected by Ebola is a cause that I am so passionate about. I sincerely hope the funds raised from tonight’s show will hopefully make a difference to those affected by this terrible disease.’
Click through the gallery above to see all the Fashion for Relief pics.