Naomi Campbell to open London Fashion Week with charity show

Naomi Campbell is one of Britain’s biggest style icons, so it seems fitting that her latest project sees her kicking off London Fashion Week in February. The 44-year-old has revealed that she will once again be hosting a catwalk show as part of her Fashion For Relief charity, as well as an auction to help raise money to combat the Ebola crisis.

“I’m thrilled to return to London to open London Fashion Week for this very special cause close to my heart,” said Naomi. “The Fashion For Relief show is an incredible event and this year we hope to raise more money than ever before. Raising awareness for Ebola and educating about its prevention is crucial to help prevent the spread of this deadly disease.”

Designers including Givenchy, Versace, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Marchesa and Balmain have all donated pieces for the catwalk presentation.

Previous shows have seen the likes of Kate Moss and Beyoncé strutting their stuff down the runway, and while Naomi has not revealed the line-up, fashionistas are already speculating about who will model the clothes.

The supermodel also revealed that she has turned to influential designers, brands and celebrities to donate items for the Fashion For Relief Auction, which will take place on the same night as the fashion show.

The news follows the launch of Naomi’s pop-up store in London’s Westfield last year. The British beauty and friends including Kate Moss donated some of their clothes to the store to help raise money to combat Ebola, with the store featuring brand new designer pieces at exclusive prices.

Naomi set up Fashion For Relief in 2005, to help to raise money for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Since then, the charity has gone on to raise funds for other disasters including victims of the Haiti earthquake and Japan tsunami.

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