Campbell gathered her industry colleagues for the Fashion for Relief event ahead of Sunday’s scheduled closing ceremony.
Kate Moss, Georgia May Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Vivienne Westwood were among the stars who attended the Olympic Celebration Dinner fundraiser at the Downtown Mayfair restaurant, where British gold medal-winning cyclist Danielle King was the guest of honor.
Naomi Campbell hosts Fashion for Relief a Charity Dinner at Downtown Mayfair on August 9, 2012 in London
“The 2012 Olympics have been remarkable – I am elated for Team GB and the extraordinary success they have had so far,” Campbell told the audience. “It is a very special and proud time to be in London and to celebrate the outstanding talent, which has been showcased during the games. I wish everyone taking part in London 2012 continued strength, determination and perseverance for the remainder of the games.”
Naomi Campbell and Vladislav Doronin seen attending the Fashion for Relief Charity Dinner at Downtown Mayfair, London
*Last night in Cannes, Naomi Campbell threw her Fashion for Relief runway show, with the likes of Rosario Dawson and Karolina Kurkova strutting the catwalk to raise money for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Unfortunately, not everyone could handle their heels, including new fashion star Lindsey Wixson, who fell not once, not twice…but three times.
At least two other models wobbled violently down the runway.
*As previously reported, Naomi Campbell’s charity has chosen the high-wattage Cannes Film Festival to stage her latest fashion show in aid of the Japanese Red Cross’ earthquake and tsunami relief fund.
The show will be held today at a historic market not far from the headquarters of the French Riviera movie showcase, which is in full swing though May 22.
(L-R) Model Tao Okamoto, model Naomi Campbell, Editor- in-chief of Vogue Italy Franca Sozzani, Head of Campaigns for the Red Cross Zach Abraham and model Philip Huang attend the "Fashion For Relief" photocall at the Majestic Beach Pier during the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2011 in Cannes, France.
Campbell told Associated Press Television News that the theme of the show is red carpet, so “we thought it was appropriate” to stage it in Cannes.
She added, “You have to remind people that they still need help, so it had to be now.”
Campbell’s Fashion for Relief charity staged its first show in 2005 and says that since then it has raised 4.5 million pounds ($7.2 million).
*Naomi Campbell will host her Fashion for Relief event in support of Japan’s earthquake victims with a style showcase during next month’s Cannes Film Festival.
Assisted by Italian Vogue editor Franca Sozzani, Naomi will host both a fashion show and an art auction on May 16.
Earlier this month, Naomi spoke of her hopes to host an event for the survivors of the Japanese natural disaster with her Fashion for Relief charity.
She said: “We are going to continue. It’s not 100 per cent confirmed, but we are in talks right now. Hopefully we should know by the end of the week if we’re doing Fashion for Relief: Japan.
“But not in Japan, we’re hoping to try and do it in Cannes.”
The 40-year-old star organized a similar Fashion for Relief event in February 2010 to raise money for the survivors of last year’s Haitian earthquake, with fellow supermodel Kate Moss, former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts all taking to the catwalk.
Naomi Campbell launches a new Pop Up store in aid of Fashion For Relief at Westfield London shopping centre on April 5, 2011 in London, England.
*Naomi Campbell is busy putting together another runway benefit for the charity “Fashion for Relief” – this time to aid the victims of Japan’s catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
The British supermodel – who opened a temporary “pop-up store” at London’s Westfield mall yesterday to benefit the charity – has previously organized a Fashion for Relief catwalk show to aid victims of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. That event last year included such celebs as Chris Brown, Helena Christensen and Malin Akerman working the runway to support the cause.
Campbell is now prepping a similar show to benefit Japan, telling British morning TV show Lorraine, “Yeah, we are going to continue (the Fashion For Relief event).
“It’s not 100 per cent confirmed but we are in talks right now and hopefully before the end of the week we should know if we’re doing a Fashion For Relief for Japan. Not in Japan, hopefully in Cannes.”
Below, some photos from Naomi’s April 5 pop-up store:
*British model Naomi Campbell is hosting a charity event on Thursday, the eve of London Fashion Week, to raise money for mothers and babies in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
According to the Associated Press, the “Fashion for Relief” show will also include proceeds from the auction of eight special edition Lotus cars donated by the auto company. One will be auctioned at the gala; the others online, with bidding open until Feb. 28.
Campbell told the AP Tuesday that money raised will be used for equipment, medicine and training and to help deliver babies safely.
The event will feature models from fashion, music, film and TV, and designs by Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana and others.