Naomi Campbell might get a lot of negative attention for her little lash outs, but the girl can seriously put together a good charity event. Her celeb catwalk show and auction tonight not only featured work by all (no really, all) the best designers, but also had enough big names to make even Mischa Barton gawk from the front row.
Just to get the details straight before the name dropping commences, the programme was called Fashion for Relief, it benefitted The White Ribbon Alliance (designed to keep pregnant women, mums and babies healthy in developing countries and around the world), it was at the BFC Tent, and tickets could have set you back about £650. The show ran an hour and a half late, but the first two rows got gingerbread men to eat, which were tasty.
Now for the celeb lusting. Estelle opened the show, did a little dance at the end of the runway, and was followed by 64 other models including Tyson Beckford, Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Cheryl Cole, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Sculfor, the Sugababes, Daisy Lowe, Erin O'Connor, Lizzie Jagger, Kimberley Stewart, Jacquetta Wheeler, Jade Parfitt, Alice Dellal, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, Tamara Beckwith, Tamsin Egerton, Terri Seymour, Roisin Murphy and Naomi herself.
Show highlights: Chanel Iman strutting with Naomi. Tyson Beckford walking around in a motorcycle helmet. Vivienne Westwood nearly breaking into a jig. Seeing designers from McQueen to Lanvin to Prada on some of the most gorgeous specimens around.
After the runway show - introduced by Trudie Styler, BFC chairman Harold Tillman and Sarah Brown - came auction time. The first item up for bids didn't take such a shabby total. Turns out a Zac Posen couture peacock-feather gown, worn by Mama Campbell, can fetch £25,000 fairly quickly.
Labels: Celeb Sightings, London Fashion Week, Models, Parties