Monday, March 16, 2009

Naomi Campbell to walk the ramp for Lakme Fashion Week

Naomi Campbell to walk the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week!

International supermodel Naomi Campbell is all set to walk the ramp for the first time in India on March 28 for Lakme India Fashion Week. Her Charity, Fashion for Relief organizes fashion shows and other events for helping people in times of need. Naomi Campbell is to provide help to the victims of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai.

Naomi Campbell is expected to bring with her international and Indian fashion designers to showcase their collections, collaborating with Lakme Fashion Week. Since 1997 Campbell has been involved in charity work to help the children and people of Sub-Saharan Africa and also has worked with Nelson Mandela. In 2005, her charity Fashion for Relief raised over US$ 1,000,000 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The show in Mumbai, Mai Mumbai (I am Mumbai), will also see India’s best models, Bollywood stars, athletes and sportspersons, and prominent social and business personalities, who will walk the ramp in designer outfits that will be auctioned to raise funds for the victims of 26/11.

US based hotelier Vikram Chatwal will be the presenter of the show. After the show, Chatwal will be attending the opening of his first hotel, Dream Hotels, in Kochi (Cochin), where Naomi Campbell is expected to meet many Indian socialites and Bollywood stars.

Lakme Fashion Week, Fall Winter 2009, is expected to have some celebrities from the International fashion arena like YSL, Roberto Cavalli, Marthew Williamson, Donna Karan, Carolina Harrera, Isaac Mizrahi, Versace, Diane Von Fursenburg, Anna Sui and Manolo Blahnik.

About Naomi Campbell: born on 22 May 1970, Campbell is an English model, singer and actress. Born in Stratham, London, England, Campbell, is Black Jamaican and also of Chinese Hakka descent through her paternal grandmother of Chinese Jamaican ancestry.

Campbell started her career as a catwalk model but she was soon in high profile advertising campaigns, including Lee Jeans, Olympus Corporation, Ralph Lauren, François Nars, etc.

Naomi Campbell has appeared on the covers of Vogue Paris, Vogue UK, Vogue Nippon, Time magazine and several others, totaling more than 500 magazine covers.

Campbell also appeared in music videos for artists such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, MNelly, Jagged Edge, Jay-Z, P.Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G, Macy Gray, Prince and Usher. Campbell was featured on Vanilla Ice's single Cool as Ice. She sang on the Heaven's Girl track on Quincy Jones's album Q's Jook Joint. In 1995, Campbell released her debut music album, Baby Woman.

Campbell has introduced her perfumes and fragrances such as Naomi Campbell, Naomagic, Cat Deluxe, Mystery, Sunset, Paradise Passion and her latest fragrance Cat Deluxe at Night.

Starting from 1991, Naomi Campbell has also performed in several movies, including her appearance in ‘Karma, Confessions and Holi’.

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