Naomi Campbell’s been on a campaign to raise funds for her Fashion for Relief organization, and her efforts have paid off greatly, reports BET.com
The supermodel visited Dolce & Gabbana’s London flagship store to hand over a generous 94,000-pound check (about $151,000) to Red Cross for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.
Campbell called on her celebrity friends and designers like Prada, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin and Valentino to put on a runway show in Cannes, France, that helped raise money for the disaster.
Before the A-list event she explained, “The plan in Cannes is to raise money; we have done these all over the world, so usually it is that every item of clothing you see on the runway you can buy. And this show tomorrow, Fashion Relief for Japan, it’s all red carpet dresses, that is the theme, so each dress can be bought with great auction items. And what is great is that it’s not just models walking down the runway, but people that you recognize from different fields, which is what makes it fun.”
In the past Campbell has used Fashion for Relief to organize runway shows and pop-up stores to raise funds for other causes, including Hurricane Katrina relief and the U.K.’s Prince’s Trust youth charity.
UNFORTUNATELY, EVERYTHING WAS NOT “SMOOTH SAILING”. LOL!