Fashion for Relief Haiti Runway Show
Naomi Campbell and Victoria Beckham
Naomi Campbell tapped designers, models and celebrity friends to organize Fashion for Relief Haiti, a charity fashion show and auction to raise money for the nation's earthquake victims. Haunting images from the disaster inspired Campbell to spearhead the effort. “I saw one image in particular where a man was discarding a child and not even looking as if he was a piece of paper,” the supermodel recalled. A very busy Victoria Beckham took a break from preparing for her line’s presentation to lend a hand. “Naomi is a friend of mine and the work she’s doing is incredible,” said the designer, who wore CFDA’s official Haiti relief T-shirt with jeans and a blazer from her dVb line. Each of the show’s 92 looks will be sold on Net-a-porter.com starting March 15 with all proceeds benefiting CARE’s efforts in Haiti.
Super stylist Rachel Zoe (in a Proenza Schouler shirt, Balmain pants, vintage Valentino vest and Christian Louboutin heels) styled all 92 of the show's looks after Naomi Campbell called her personally to work on the show. Zoe made it clear that Campbell did a lot of the heavy lifting: “Naomi had her hand in everything in the best way!” the stylist said. “She let me do my job though. I’ve been working on this for seven days now.”
Diane von Furstenberg
Diane von Furstenberg traded her behind-the-scenes duties for the runway’s spotlight last night—all in the name of a good cause! The designer strutted her stuff in a gunmetal satin dress with Chopard jewels.
“Look at my dress!” Kelly Osbourne exclaimed to Naomi Campbell as she showed off her metallic red Chris Benz dress backstage. “I did Naomi’s show for the tsunami and I’ve known amp#91;heramp#93; since I was 14. She’s friends with my mother, so anytime she ever does anything like this and she needs people to come out and support, I will if I can," said Osbourne.
Iris Strubegger, Angela Lindvall, Agyness Deyn and Karen Elson
British model and singer Agyness Deyn didn't let two spills on the runway in super-high Burberry heels stop her! Instead, she laughed, picked herself up and nailed two other appearances, including this one with Iris Strubegger, Angela Lindvall and Karen Elson.
Donna Karan, Marisa Berenson, Diane von Furstenberg, Naomi Campbell and Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson, the host of the night’s show, posed backstage with models and designers-turned-models alike. The show featured a mix of fashion labels including Lanvin, Burberry, Dior, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Uniqlo and Converse.
“I mainly came here to do amp#91;thisamp#93; show," Malin Akerman, in a glittering Michael Kors dress, told us. "Anyone would say yes to participating."
RampB singer Estelle worked the runway in a plunging top and pencil skirt by Rachel Roy and Christian Louboutin heels. “If Naomi calls, I’ll do anything!” the singer said. As for the rest of her week's duties, she's planning a musical surprise at the Jeremy Scott show before heading to perform at the Olympics in Vancouver.
Daphne Guinness, Natasha Poly, Karen Elson, Helena Christensen, Naomi Campbell, Angela Lindvall, Sasha Pivovarova and Heidi Mount
To honor the late Alexander McQueen, the finale featured several of the designer’s looks. Sporting a dress and shoes from McQueen's Spring 2010 collection, Naomi Campbell led the models in the special, yet tearful, runway tribute.