LFW: Fashion for Relief Haiti
Where: Somerset House
Joanne Black style: Alexandra Wang dress, YSL heels and a Chanel bag.
Naomi Campbell was in top form on Wednesday as host of the Fashion for Relief Haiti charity show. She opened the star-studded event with fellow supermodel Kate Moss and Annabelle Neilson in a dress from the late Alexander McQueen’s last collection. She then took to the runway with Piers Morgan and looked stunning in gold Vivienne Westwood dress – which was later auctioned for £20,000 pounds – before closing the show on the arm of her mother Valerie.
It’s not every day you get to see Ronnie Corbett dancing to Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Dame Shirley Bassey and Geri Halliwell strutting their stuff on the runway and model mum and daughter Amber and Yasmin Le Bonn walking together, so I was glad to be up in the front row to catch all the action. I was also delighted to see Sir Philip Green bid £100,000 for the McQueen dress and leather belt Moss wore on the night – a fitting tribute to the fashion designer who died in such tragic circumstances.
I don’t think I’ve seen a more powerful, colourful and tearful start to London Fashion Week. With over £1million raised for the Haiti relief effort, it was a big show with an even bigger heart.