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Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 12, 2010


Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Cindy Ord

Opposite Photo:
Naomi Campbell



One of the highlights of February 2010 Fashion Week was Naomi Campbell’s Fashion For Relief™ -Haiti NYC, 2010, a special runway event sponsored by American Express to benefit the victims of the recent Haiti earthquake. The proceeds of the tickets sales were given to CARE’s Haiti Relief Fund.

The event was hosted by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York and organized by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. Celebrities from the worlds of acting and music walked the runway wearing garments designed by fashion's top designers. Many of the looks were by Alexander McQueen, including the one worn by Daphne Guiness, McQueen's muse. McQueen had committed suicide the day before and his untimely death was on everyone's mind.

Model Agyness Deyn supplied comic relief to the show when she stumbled to the floor, not once but twice. Deyn finally picked up her Burberry shoes and finished her runway walk in her bare feet.

Other designers featured in the show were: Versace; Gucci; Christian Dior; Burberry; Marc Jacobs; Donna Karan; Ralph Lauren; Giorgio Armani; Dolce & Gabbana; Jean Paul Gaultier; Tom Ford; Louis Vuitton; Manolo Blahnik; and Roberto Cavalli. The looks seen on the runway will later be auctioned online at NET-A-PORTER beginning March 15, 2010.

The CFDA To Haiti With Love tee shirt is available at various retailers including Zappos.com and Tory Burch. All proceeds from the sale of the tee shirt will be given to the Clinton Bush Haiti Relief Fund.

Donna Karan in
Donna Karan
Sarah Ferguson
Cheyenne Jackson Olivia Palermo
Georgina Chapman in
Marchesa
Helena Christensen
Diane Von Furstenberg in
Diane Von Furstenberg
Marisa Berenson
Lorenzo Martone Alan Cumming
Kelly Osbourne Agyness Deyn
Singer Estelle Daphne Guiness
Karen Elson  
Irina Pantaeva Pat Cleveland
  Anna van Ravenstein
Natasha Poly Margherita Missoni in Missoni
David Lachapelle Cheyenne Jackson
Maggie Riser Sessilee Lopez
  Ben Hill
  Sasha Pivovarova in
Alexander McQueen
  Naomi Campbell in
Alexander McQueen

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