Naomi Campbell to open LFW with charity fashion show

Naomi Campbell will kick off London Fashion Week with her charity fashion show on Thursday 19th February to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell will kick off London Fashion Week with her charity fashion show.

The 44-year-old supermodel - who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year - will take to the runway alongside a host of her fashionista friends including Kate Moss, Diane von Furstenberg, Margherita Missoni and Daphne Guinness in designs donated by Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Marchesa , Azzedine Alaia, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Versace.

The raven-haired beauty - who has a home at the heart of the outbreak in Kenya - hopes the star-studded event, which will be held at Somerset House on Thursday 19th February at 8pm, will not only raise funds but help to educate the public over the crisis.

She said: "I'm thrilled to return to London to open London Fashion Week for this very special cause close to my heart. 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."

Naomi has also asked influential designers, artists, brands and celebrities to donate items to the Fashion For Relief Auction which will take place on the night and hopes to top the £1.4 million raised when the foundation put on an auction for the Haitian earthquake in 2010.

Tickets for the show will go on sale tomorrow (27.01.15) at 12pm, priced from £50, and are available to buy from www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

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