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Naomi Campbell holds charity fashion show in Cannes

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 01:44

May 16 - Naomi Campbell continues to raise awareness and funds for Japan earthquake and tsunami victims. Alicia Powell reports.

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TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NONE** Supermodel Naomi Campbell is using fashion for relief. Campbell is continuing her efforts to raise awareness for the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami with a celebrity fashion show. SOUNDBITE: Naomi Campbell, model, saying (English): "The plan is in Cannes to raise money, we have done these all over the world, so usually it is that every item of clothing you see on the runway you can buy, and this show tomorrow, Fashion Relief for Japan, it's all red carpet dresses, that is the theme, so each dress can be bought with great auction items. And what is great that is it's not just models walking down the runway but people that you recognize from different fields, which is what makes it fun." Zach Abrahams from the Red Cross said he was grateful for Campbell's continued support. SOUNDBITE: Zach Abrahams, head of campaigns, red cross, saying (English): "It's support from groups like NAOMI Campbell and Fashion for Relief that put it back in the spotlight, and working with the Red Cross long after the cameras fade, the work still needs to get done. In Haiti, in disasters across the globe, and her support for Japan will continue that we can provide them much needed relief, desperately needed for those people." The Red Cross-themed event will mimic the famous Cannes red carpet and Campbell promises those who attend the will have a wonderful experience. SOUNDBITE: Naomi Campbell, model, saying (English): "The thing that makes it the most fun of all is that the public get to see the show, because they never really get to see fashion shows because it is just for the industry, so that's what makes it." To date, Fashion for Relief says it has raised more than four and a half million British pounds for various causes. Alicia Powell, Reuters.

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Naomi Campbell holds charity fashion show in Cannes

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 01:44