Cheryl Cole steals limelight at Fashion for Relief
Cheryl Cole and a host of big-name stars last night hit the runway in a celebrity charity catwalk show for Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief.
Queens of pop, TV and fashion joined together to put on the fabulous event, which took place at the Natural History Museum, but it was Cheryl Cole who stole the limelight, strutting her stuff in a revealing scarlet Jean Paul Gaultier gown, before changing into a fuchsia Balmain cocktail dress.
The X Factor judge, who this week showed she’d made peace with philandering husband Ashley Cole by wearing her wedding ring again, also took time to catch up with Cameron Diaz’s model boyfriend, Paul Sculfor.
Organiser of the event, Naomi Campbell, opened the show with a bang in a one-off, peacock-feathered vintage dress, while a who’s who of stars also took their turn in the spotlight, including Daisy Lowe, Kelly Osbourne, gorgeous male model Tyson Beckford, Erin O’Connor, Kimberly Stewart, Beverly Knight and Jamelia.
But the list didn’t stop there. Vivienne Westwood and Cilla Black showed age is just a number, with Cilla sashaying down the catwalk in a cabaret-style outfit of black tights, pants, a white shirt, top hat and Yves Saint Laurent tails.
Jo Wood put aside her worries about errant husband Ronnie for the night, and wowed on the catwalk in a gold dress, cheered on by her daughter, Leah, and son Tyrone, whose girlfriend, Burberry model Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley, also took part in the show.
Not everything, however, went according to plan. The Sugababes’ Heidi Range suffered a wardrobe malfunction when one of her patent platforms fell off as she worked it on the catwalk. But, in true Heidi style, she laughed off the embarrassing faux pas and, with the help of her fellow bandmates, carried on regardless.
Front row famous faces included Princess Eugenie, Trudie Styler, Jerry Hall – whose daughter Lizzie took part – and the Prime Minister’s wife, Sarah Brown.
Sarah is patron of the White Ribbon Alliance – a charity devoted to saving the lives of pregnant women and newborn babies in the Third World – which was the beneficiary of the event.
Last year, Naomi’s Fashion for Relief raised £1 million for the victims of the summer floods in Gloucestershire.