Naomi Campbell’s Last Strut

 ELLEN VON UNWERTH  Sunset Strip II, Los Angeles, (1991)  70 x 100 cm  Black & white print on Baryté paper

ELLEN VON UNWERTH  Sunset Strip II, Los Angeles, (1991)  70 x 100 cm  Black & white print on Baryté paper

The supermodel hosted this year’s edition of Fashion for Relief charity runway in Cannes, owning a catwalk in a Dolce&Gabbana gown. 

When not too busy dazzling at Cannes film festival red carpets, what the A-list celebrities, drawn by the cinematic happening to Cannes, to do? Attending a world-class auction and fashion show dedicated to a bigger cause are both great options, especially, since both events happen the same day. 

 MERT & MARCUS  Tear, New York (2006) 102 x 76 cm / 40 x 30 inch  Archival Print

MERT & MARCUS  Tear, New York (2006) 102 x 76 cm / 40 x 30 inch  Archival Print

Simon de Pury conducted an auction featuring items donated by artists, designers, celebrities and brands on May 13th, but before that there was some unforgettable fashion event. Founded 13 years ago by Naomi Campbell, Fashion for Relief charity allows the super model to channel her industry influence to important humanitarian causes. Previously, the charity dedicated events to the fight against Ebola, providing relief after disasters like the Haiti earthquake,  Hurricane Katrina to name a few. This year, the charity runway proceeds will enable Save the Children to provide life-saving food, shelter and medical treatment to children around the world, including those who have been affected by the conflict in Syria.

Campbell called upon Bella Hadid, Winnie Harlow, Natalia Vodianova and other of her model and celebrity friends to join her on the catwalk, where they dazzled in items donated by some of the world’s most well-regarded fashion houses.

During the event, the modelling veteran hinted that struts like these might be some of her last. She said the show should ‘be carried on by the younger generation and for me to sit in the audience and watch’.

 Naomi Campbell, Los Angeles (2008)  101.5 x 150 cm / 40 x 59 inch  Artist Proof from the collection of the artist

Naomi Campbell, Los Angeles (2008)  101.5 x 150 cm / 40 x 59 inch  Artist Proof from the collection of the artist

这位超级名模在戛纳举办了今年的慈善时尚秀,身着Dolce&Gabbana礼服的时装表演。

当在戛纳电影节红毯上不太忙的时候,明星们在做什么呢?参加一个世界级的拍卖和致力于创造更好事业的时装表演都是很好的选择,尤其是这两件事在同一天发生。

Simon de Pury于5月13日举办了一场由艺术家、设计师、名人和品牌捐赠的物品的拍卖会,但在此之前还有一些令人难忘的时尚活动。
13年前由娜奥米•坎贝尔创立的Fashion for Relief慈善机构,让超级模特能够将她的行业影响力引向重要的人道主义事业。在此之前,慈善机构致力于抗击埃博拉病毒,并在海地地震、卡特里娜飓风等灾难后提供救援。今年,该慈善机构运营收益将救助世界各地的儿童,为他们提供救生的食物、住所和医疗服务,包括那些受叙利亚冲突影响的儿童。

Campbell号召Bella Hadid、Winnie Harlow、Natalia Vodianova以及其他模特和名人朋友加入她的时装表演,展出一些由世界上最受好评的时装公司捐赠的物品。

活动期间,这位模特老手暗示,这样的上台支持活动,可能是她的最后一次。她表示这个时装秀应该由年轻一代来进行,而她应该坐在观众席里观看支持。

 PABLO PICASSO  Tête de Jeune Femme (Head of a Young Woman) (c.1950)  27 x 16.8 cm / 10.6 x 6.6 inch  Original drawing in ballpoint pen with ink on paper.

PABLO PICASSO  Tête de Jeune Femme (Head of a Young Woman) (c.1950)  27 x 16.8 cm / 10.6 x 6.6 inch  Original drawing in ballpoint pen with ink on paper.

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