British Jamaican, Naomi Campbell has chosen the 64th Cannes Film Festival as the site for her “Fashion for Relief” Charity. Proceeds from this years event will aid in the Japanese Red Cross’ Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund. The fashion show will take place today in a historical market not too far from the French Riviera movie showcase.
Jamaican model, Jeneil Williams will participate in Campbell’s charity fashion show.
JAMAICAN supermodel Jeneil Williams is set to collaborate with legendary fashion star Naomi Campbell once again, following last year’s separate covers of LOVE, Conde Nast’s fashion magazine.
This time Conde Nast, Naomi and Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Italian Vogue, have invited Williams to appear as part of the Japan appeal, Fashion for Relief, today on May 14 in Cannes, France.
Williams is once again proving her status among fashion’s elite, having been chosen to join the superstars in fashion’s big annual charity do, Fashion Rocks, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last year. While all of this is happening, she is currently being featured in multiple editions of this month’s Vogue, as well as the Pirelli calendar and Karl Lagerfeld’s signature Diet Coke campaign.
In their letter of invitation Naomi and Franca said, “We appeal to you to take part in this event giving your support on the runway for what is guaranteed to be a fantastic show. The event will see famous faces from the world of fashion, music, film, TV, sports and society strut the catwalk in designs by the world’s most renowned and respected fashion houses.” The event will take centre stage at the Cannes Film Festival in France and will consist of a fashion show “Runway to Red Carpet”, VIP opening reception and contemporary art auction, presenting art by some of the world’s leading artists.
Williams joins an impressive line-up of celebrities supporting this event. In the past this group has included Beyoncé, Boy George, Christian Slater, Cheryl Cole, Faye Dunaway, Iman, Kelly Osbourne, Cilla Black, Elettra Rosselini, P Diddy, Princess Beatrice, David LaChapelle, Rio Ferdinand, the Duchess of York, Tyson Beckford, Chris Brown, Claudia Schiffer, Erin O’Conner, Hana Soukupova, Angela Lindvall, Iris Strubegger, Jessica Stam, Eva Herzigová, Karen Elson and Caroline Winberg.
Fashion for Relief was founded as a way to unite the fashion community and its generosity in times of need. Fashion for Relief’s first show, in 2005, was held during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and raised US$1m for the Hurricane Katrina relief. In 2007, over US$1m was raised for the Rotary Flood & Disaster and in 2008, Sarah Brown helped Fashion for Relief to raise thousands of pounds for the White Ribbon Alliance. Last year Fashion for Relief hosted shows in London and New York and raised over £1m for the Haiti earthquake victims and, in addition NEON Moscow was launched to raise funds for local children’s charities and a young person’s art initiative.
Additional Fashion for Relief events have been held in Mumbai, India and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, raising a total of over £4.5m.
Williams claims editorial credits for Italian Vogue (four times), Teen Vogue, i-D (twice), Essence, Full Freedom, British Vogue, BMM, A Magazine, The Wall Street Journal (twice), New York Times magazine, French Revue des Modes, Grazia, SHE, Love, American Vogue, French GQ, Japan’s Neutral, Russian Vogue (twice), Harper’s Bazaar, Another Magazine, Giles Deacon Look Book, Deustch, Vibe, Bon and Acne Paper, among many other high-end fashion publications.
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