Naomi Campbell's latest NYC installment of Fashion For Relief was the long-awaited chance for the industry to showcase its support for shaken Haiti; that was until recent circumstances turned a catwalk show into a moving tribute.
Who ever said fashion was heartless? The celebrity fashion show is now a well-known figure in the fashion circuit and since it offers a double opportunity to be charitable and check out celebrities' more or less convincing impressions of catwalk models it is also highly popular; for the perpetually dissatisfied who might be left wanting by the sight of beautiful people in nice clothes then Friday's Fashion For Relief must have come as a bittersweet alternative.
Life has a knack for getting in the way of things; in the light of the shocking disappearance of a fashion giant, the show turned into a moving memorial though nothing screamed funeral march about this stylish procession. There was the appropriately sober black, and then there was an explosion of laughter (tipsy much Agy darling?) and of colours as Alexander McQueen's S/S 2010 beautifully bright designs turned up for a memorable finale.
Chris Brown turned out a pretty convincing model in a Dolce & Gabbana suit.
Hybrid celebrity model Karen Elson, a vision in fiery red and sober black in a dress by Dolce & Gabbana.
The finale wasn't one dress but seven (plus one beautifully quirky corpse bride) as models and friends of Lee McQueen united in a genuinely heartwarming embrace.
As the fashion circus moves to London, so will Naomi's touring charity; the catwalk action will unfold on February, 18th and tickets are still available (see HERE for further details.)
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