MON 22 MAY 2017, CANNES: Last night, the fashion world linked arms with Hollywood's A-list and royalty at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief charity gala, in aid of children affected by refugee crises, wars and disasters. The glamorous fashion event saw the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio, Kate Moss, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Heidi Klum, Jourdan Dunn, Donatella Versace, Erin O'Connor, Uma Thurman, Antonio Banderas, Mary J. Blige, Lewis Hamilton, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, Sarah Ferguson, Princess Beatrice and more coming out in support of the cause.

Naomi hit the catwalk with her glamorous celebrity and model friends, dressed head to toe in items donated by the world's top designers who the supermodel and activist personally called upon. Guests at the gala dinner were also treated to a special performance by soul superstar Lauryn Hill.

Naomi said: "Every time we put one of these shows together it's for a special cause. This year feels even more vital, if that's possible. What could be more important than supporting and helping children... our future. 'Child refugees' - just the phrase alone should make us all stop and think."

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan was an honorary guest of this year's show. She was presented with a Fellowship Award for her outstanding work in improving the lives of women and children in local communities in Jordan and the surrounding region. In February, Naomi visited the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan, which is home to over 80,000 Syrian refugees, more than half of which are children.

She said: "I saw first hand exactly what these children are going through. I met with children who have been traumatised by the war - some had even stopped speaking and given up on life at three or four years old."

Fashion For Relief - now in its twelfth year - was set up by Naomi Campbell to mobilise the fashion industry to raise vital funds for humanitarian causes and disaster reliefs all over the world. The event has raised millions, supporting amongst others the fight against Ebola and relief after disasters such as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. Since its inception, the event has staged shows in London, New York, Cannes, Moscow, Mumbai and Dar Es Salaam.

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May 22, 2017 6:33am ET by The Outside Organisation  

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