Naomi Campbell Bringing Fashion for Relief to Cannes


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Naomi Campbell will host a Fashion for Relief event at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The super once known for behaving badly is showing her charitable side again—this time, at the Cannes Film Festival.

Naomi Campbell is partnering with Italian Vogue for her sixth Fashion for Relief runway benefit on May 16, which will raise money for the relief efforts following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

“We want to send out a strong message to support the Japanese people in such a dramatic moment,” Vogue Italia editor in chief Franca Sozzani told the Telegraph. “It is also important to remember at this time the enormous contribution which Japan has always given to the world of fashion and culture thanks to the revolutionary ideas of fashion designers, photographers, artists, filmmakers, and writers. We want this to continue, and the commitment of Fashion for Relief aims to do exactly this.”

“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. “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.”

Campbell’s first Fashion for Relief effort, a runway show held during New York Fashion Week in 2005, raised $1 million for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and brought out celebrities like Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, Iman, Eve, Kelly Osbourne, and more.

With such a star-studded event as the Cannes Film Festival, we can’t wait to see who’s on the guest list—and the catwalk.

In the meantime, check out Campbell doing what she does best—striking a pose

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