Supermodel Naomi Campbell and her numerous her celebrity friends took part in a charity fashion show to help Japan at the Cannes Film Festival 2011. Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Grace Hightower and Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic were among the A-listers who hit the catwalk and strutted their things for the cause.
Campbell's Fashion for Relief charity managed the show as well as an auction to raise funds for Japanese Red Cross to support victims from the latest tsunami and earthquake.
Many celebrities, already in city for that movie festival, turned out to help Campbell's event, while a modest army of designs donated their time, walking in red carpet-ready looks from Lanvin, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino plus a bevy of other leading labels.
From her front-row perch, Ivana Trump hailed the choice to carry the show in Cannes throughout the 12-day-long movie festival here as "a fantastic choice”.
"All the rich people are in town for the festival, people in movies and in fashion, so they can reach into their pockets and give money to help," mentioned the pregnant Trump, dressed in an elegant black minidress having a amazed dipping neckline.
She mentioned she hadn't yet seen any film but planned to spend the last six days of the festival shuttling among her houses in Cannes, Saint Tropez and Monaco and also attend few movies.
Another member audience, designer Peter Dundas - whose brand Pucci has long been regarded as an iconic brand name in Japan - mentioned he attended the occasion because he felt that "Japan's catastrophe is our disaster”.