Naomi Campbell undoubtably stands as one of the most legendary supermodels of all-time and, for many, even defines the term.
And while others would have rested on the comfort of her well-earned status, the style icon is using her platform for a potent cause.
Case in point last night’s ‘Fashion For Relief’ presentation, which returned to London in triumphant form. Previous instalments have taken place in New York, Cannes, Moscow, and Mumbai.
Established by Campbell in 2005 to raise money for disaster relief worldwide, the 2019 show was held at the British Museum and saw the supermodel deliver her famed “Naomi Campbell Walk.’
After the presentation (which was attended by the likes of Anna Wintour, Tiwa Savage, Damson Idris, Skepta, Eve, and Edward Enniful), a gala dinner was held and auction where prized art and designer items were sold to raise money for the Mayor’s Fund for London. Funds raised are set to go towards employability programs which offer support for young Londoners from low-income backgrounds.
Head below for pics, as well as word from Campbell on the incredible movement:
Naomi On Fashion For Relief:
“I’m truly happy to be bringing Fashion For Relief back to my home town London! We hear so much about the problems facing young people in the capital. One of the underlying difficulties young people have is education – or rather the lack of it. Without the opportunity to learn, they’re more likely to be trapped in cycles of poverty, poor health and forced labour. The fashion industry has really come together with FFR and has shown it’s not just bout looking good, it’s about being good and doing good.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, added:
“I’m delighted that Naomi and Fashion For Relief have chosen to support the Mayor’s Fund for London. We share the belief that all young people, regardless of their background, should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, and this support will make a big difference in the charity’s work to help young Londoners.”
Naomi & Mom Valarie