Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief Runway Show in Cannes
When Naomi Campbell calls, the stars listen.
The legendary supermodel staged her sixth iteration of the Fashion for Relief runway benefit at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, bringing out the likes of Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Karolina Kurkova, Serbian tennis pro Novak Djokovic, and Yasmin Le Bon to strut down the catwalk.
The extravaganza, organized in partnership with Italian Vogue, raised money for relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
“The destruction caused by the earthquake in Japan is completely heartbreaking, it’s so hard to even begin to comprehend the tragic loss people are coping with,” Campbell said at the time of the event’s announcement. “I felt very passionate to try and help in whatever way possible, to do our part and to support Japan at this time. I hope that the money raised from Fashion for Relief in Cannes will support those who need it most.”
It was the 73-year-old Fonda who stole the show in her gold Marchesa creation, drawing cheers from the crowds (which included Peter Dundas and Roberto Cavalli), and the show closed with the pack of starry models taking a final walk in specially designed charitable tees by Dolce & Gabbana.
Of course, the show wasn’t without a few hiccups: model Lindsey Wixson took a stumble no less than three times in one turn down the runway, while two other models also got tripped up during the show.
But by the time the after-parties rolled around (there were several, naturally), it was only good spirits all around.
Another coup for Campbell—and a fabulous way to bring attention to a cause.
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Grace Hightower, Naomi Campbell, Jane Fonda, and Afef Jnifen at the Fashion for Relief runway show in Cannes
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