Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief catwalk show and auction has just drawn to a close here at Somerset House, and what an evening it has been! After enjoying a champagne reception, the audience quickly took their seats and the evening began. Tonights event was opened with a stunning performance from singer Beverly Knight, after which the highly anticipated fashion catwalk started. First out was the lady of the hour and iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell, who's trademark walk was then joined by another in the form of Kate Moss, both of whom were aptly dressed in Alexander McQueen. As the show continued it became a game of spot the celebrity, as the likes of Alice Dellal, followed an animated Ronnie Corbet who followed Geri Halliwell, Mat Lucas, Mr Hudson, Poppy Delevigne, Jamilia and mother-daughter combo Yasmin and Amber Le Bon, all of whom wore designs from legendary Fashion Designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney. The audience erupted when supermodel Eva Herzigova took her turn down the catwalk, but the most raucous applause of the evening came as music legend Dame Shirley Bassey graced the last length of the runway, dressed true to form in a floor length sequin gown.
But tonight was not just all frills and bows, its purpose was to raise money for The White Ribbon Alliance, who are working to rebuild the healthcare system for mothers and babies in Haiti, and that it did. The auction, which took place straight after the catwalk show saw an exclusive piece of Damien Hirst art work go for jaw dropping three hundred thousand pounds, whilst a gold corset dress worn by Campbell earlier in the evening and designed by Vivienne Westwood managed to fetch another twenty-thousand pounds. During this time, the foyer had been transformed into a selection of stalls, with more (affordable) items for sale, including the limited edition Tees, as designed by Vivienne Westwood and priced at forty pounds each, which are available to buy from Westwood London's pop up store from 19-21 February.