Naomi Campbell thrilled to bring Fashion for Relief back to London

Naomi Campbell is “so happy” to be bringing her Fashion for Relief charity gala back home to London.The British supermodel, 49, first debuted the charity gala 14 years ago, and the organisation has raised millions for disaster relief and humanitarian c…

Naomi Campbell is “so happy” to be bringing her Fashion for Relief charity gala back home to London.

The British supermodel, 49, first debuted the charity gala 14 years ago, and the organisation has raised millions for disaster relief and humanitarian crises around the world.

Fashion For Relief has since been staged in places such as Moscow and Mumbai and this year, Naomi is bringing it back to her home city on Saturday.

“I’m so happy to bring it back home to where I was born,” she told British Vogue. “There is nothing better. I’m so thrilled to have the support of the British Fashion Council, British Vogue, Edward (Enninful)… and everyone who has given their time.

“Without everyone’s collaboration it just wouldn’t happen, it happens because we all come together. That’s what I love about it, we (the fashion industry) are always getting slammed – but we know how to show up when we need to. My gratitude is just beyond words.”

The star-studded dinner will be followed by an auction, which includes an exclusive Marina Abramovic sketch and a signed Ellen Von Unwerth portrait shot of the supermodel from 1990.

When asked if she thought the Fashion For Relief gala would be a success when she founded the charitable organisation back in 2005, Naomi confessed she was taken aback by its progress.

“I never put expectations on anything,” she explained. “I didn’t even think I’d still be modelling now! You never know how something is going to work out.”

And the fashion icon is excited to see friendly faces at the event on Saturday, including Pose actor Billy Porter and Skyfall’s Naomie Harris.

“I’m just looking forward to coming home and being with everyone,” she shared. “What makes it so special is that everyone is there because they want to be, not because they have to be.”

This year, Fashion for Relief is joining forces with the Mayor’s Fund for London and UNICEF to raise funds for disadvantaged children in London and the U.K.

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Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista lead tributes to Peter Lindbergh

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce…

Supermodels Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista have led tributes to the late Peter Lindbergh.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 74. His family did not announce the cause of death but stated that he “leaves a big void”.

In light of the sad news, celebrities and fashion stars have flooded social media with tributes, with Crawford writing on Instagram, “When @therealpeterlindbergh shoots, it’s about the women. It’s not about the hair, make-up, or styling, really. He had a way of turning your imperfections into something unique and beautiful… and his images will always be timeless. You will be so missed Peter. I’m honoured to have known you and worked with you.”

While Evangelista simply posted, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet.”

Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Evangelista, Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Christy Turlington.

Other industry leaders to share their condolences include photographers Mario Testino, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, designers Peter Dundas, Alber Elbaz, and Victoria Beckham, as well as models Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech, Cara Delevingne, Karen Elson, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss, and Coco Rocha.

And as one of Lindbergh’s final works was photographing the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, a representative for the British royal posted a tribute on Instagram too.

“His work is revered globally for capturing the essence of a subject and promoting healthy ideals of beauty, eschewing Photoshopping, and preferring natural beauty with minimal make-up,” they wrote. “The Duchess of Sussex had worked with Peter in the past and personally chose him to shoot the 15 women on the cover for the September issue of British Vogue, which she guest edited. There is no other photographer she considered to bring this meaningful project to life… He will be deeply missed.”

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Photographer Peter Lindbergh dies at 74

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official …

Famed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, aged 74.

The German photographer and film director, known for his portraits and cinematic images, passed away on Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Lindbergh’s family announced the sad news on his official Instagram page on Wednesday morning. A cause of death was not shared.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Peter Lindbergh on September 3rd 2019, at the age of 74,” they wrote alongside a black-and-white photograph. “He is survived by his wife Petra, his first wife Astrid, his four sons Benjamin, Jeremy, Simon, Joseph and seven grandchildren. He leaves a big void.”

Born Peter Brodbeck in 1944, Lindbergh garnered international acclaim in the late 1980s when he began photographing a new generation of models, including Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, Cindy Crawford, and Christy Turlington.

A year later, he famously shot them posing together for the January 1990 cover of British Vogue, and over the course of his career worked with many designers and top models.

Most recently, Lindbergh helmed the September 2019 issue of British Vogue, titled Forces for Change, which was guest-edited by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and featured influential women such as Adut Akech, Gemma Chan, Laverne Cox, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, and Jameela Jamil.

Tributes to Lindbergh are already flowing on social media, with Evangelista posting, “Heartbroken. R.I.P. my Peet,” and model Lara Stone commenting, “Oh how much I’ll miss you, I’m heartbroken. Rest in peace dear Peter.”

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Gisele Bundchen and Gigi Hadid donate clothes to fundraising auction

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generou…

Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.

The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generously gave clothing and accessories from their personal collections to the Supermodel Flea Market auction to support The Toni Garrn Foundation.

Garrn launched her namesake foundation back in 2016 to help support educational and healthcare initiatives for women and girls in African countries such as Burundi, Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda.

While Gigi has cleaned out her closet and donated 100 items to the flea market, Gisele is another generous donor, and has even handed over the Alexander McQueen clutch that she took to the Met Gala back in 2011.

Garrn has also donated some of her own personal belongings, including a monochrome Oscar de la Renta gown and Jimmy Choo fringe boots.

The 27-year-old was prompted to create her foundation when she took part in a photoshoot for Chloe in South Africa more than 10 years ago and noticed the inequality between young boys and girls.

“Seeing how it was not equal just felt so unfair… Obviously, there are many issues but it usually comes down to – there is no infrastructure and the poverty. That is the number-one issue, that girls don’t go to school,” she told WWD.

According to the publication, shoppers have three opportunities to get their hands on the goods – an online auction and buy-now sale and a pop-up shop at the 11 Howard hotel in New York, which will also feature more than 1,000 items.

The pop-up will be open to the public from 13 to 15 September, and include clothing and accessories from luxury fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Viktor & Rolf, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.

The online auction and shop will end on 30 November.

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Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid front Calvin Klein Underwear campaign

Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid have stripped off for Calvin Klein Underwear’s latest campaign.The top models pose in the American label’s new underwear offerings for the fall 2019 marketing imagery, with the shots taken by photographer Daniel Jackson. …

Naomi Campbell and Bella Hadid have stripped off for Calvin Klein Underwear’s latest campaign.

The top models pose in the American label’s new underwear offerings for the fall 2019 marketing imagery, with the shots taken by photographer Daniel Jackson.

Labelled #MYCALVINS IRL (in real life), the pictures show Naomi and Bella in both filtered photos from a photoshoot and more relaxed snaps lensed at home.

“The fall 2019 Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, #MYCALVINS IRL – In Real Life – celebrates two totally different perspectives of what sexy looks like,” a Calvin Klein spokesperson explained of the concept. “The result blurs the line between the public image and private realities of our unapologetic cast and asks the question, how do you do sexy? Perfectly filtered or IRL raw?”

Other celebrities to feature in the campaign include DJ/producer Diplo, actor Jacob Elordi, NFL star Odell Beckham, Jr., actress Jelly Lin, musicians Beth Ditto and Lay Zhang, as well as models Matthew Noszka and Cara Taylor.

One half of Diplo’s image shows him standing with a serious gaze as he models a pair of boxer briefs, while the other half depicts him demonstrating a yoga pose. Euphoria star Jacob is also shown appearing to remove his sweatpants in his candid image, and Ditto models a black lacy bra as she reclines on a grey sofa.

The stars also front an accompanying campaign video directed by Bardia Zeinali.

“The #MYCALVINS IRL campaign brings a unique point of view on sexy by capturing both the posed and stripped-back sides,” they added. “The campaign brings to life the playful and pure perspective of sexy; one that encourages self-expression and underscores the idea that sexy is a state of mind.”

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Edward Enninful would love to see launch of Vogue Africa

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful would love to see the creation of Vogue Africa.The British-Ghanaian stylist joined the fashion publication in 2017 and has since gone on to win praise for his promotion of inclusivity and diversity, especia…

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful would love to see the creation of Vogue Africa.

The British-Ghanaian stylist joined the fashion publication in 2017 and has since gone on to win praise for his promotion of inclusivity and diversity, especially for the September 2019 edition, in which he worked alongside guest-editor Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to highlight the work of 15 inspiring women.

While Vogue is published around the world, with countries such as Japan and Italy having their own versions, Enninful has now shared that he is certain there is enough appetite in Africa for the continent to warrant its own magazine.

“We could see that at the (Conde Nast International Luxury) conference (held in Cape Town in April) – you can feel the energy and the excitement and the desire to be a part of the world conversation when it comes to luxury,” he commented in an interview with the new Vogue Business website. “It could have satellite offices in north, south, east, west that report into one place.”

Elsewhere in the discussion, Enninful spoke about how he has scoured the Vogue archives for inspiration and in some ways, views himself as a “guardian” of the fashion bible.

He also noted that he wants to encourage conversation about the “new Britain,” while simultaneously reflecting social and political changes around the world.

“The world has changed so much. People were ready to embrace something that reflected them. And for me, it was all about bringing Vogue back to what it was like in the ’70s and ’80s when it was about people, and you could see yourself,” the 47-year-old added.

Previously, Enninful’s good friend and British Vogue contributor, supermodel Naomi Campbell, also called for the launch of Vogue Africa in a chat with Reuters.

“There should be a Vogue Africa. We just had Vogue Arabia – it is the next progression. It has to be,” she said, referring to the Middle East edition, first published in March 2017.

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Naomi Campbell notices lack of camaraderie between new models

Naomi Campbell believes models don’t share the same level of love and support for each other today as they did back in the ’90s.In the 1990s, the British beauty was part of an iconic group of supermodels, which included Linda Evangelista, Christy Turli…

Naomi Campbell believes models don’t share the same level of love and support for each other today as they did back in the ’90s.

In the 1990s, the British beauty was part of an iconic group of supermodels, which included Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, and Claudia Schiffer.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the 49-year-old revealed she was saddened by the lack of close female friendships in the modelling industry today.

“I don’t see it as much. I think I can say now, after 33 years – I didn’t used to say it – but I don’t think there’s ever going to be another group of us who really are solid friends like we (supermodels) were, who stuck together and supported one another,” she shared.

“I will always be grateful to Linda and Christy for the support they gave me. Our love for one another is as unconditional today as it was then.”

She credited the group of women with keeping her grounded during her modelling heyday, and confessed that one of her regrets is that she didn’t spend enough time with them.

“Those were great times to be together. That was always the one aspect, when people ask me, ‘Weren’t you lonely when you were younger?’ And I wasn’t, because we were all together and we genuinely wanted to be together,” Campbell recalled.

Elsewhere in the interview, the supermodel explained that one of her career goals is to help Africa become more included in fashion.

“My relevance, to me, is to help the continent of Africa. I want it to be included in the world of fashion – and I mean all over Africa,” she stated.

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Stephanie Seymour makes fashion comeback with Vogue Italia cover

Stephanie Seymour has made her fashion comeback official by fronting the latest cover of Vogue Italia.The California-born beauty rose to fame alongside the likes of “original supermodels” such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Tu…

Stephanie Seymour has made her fashion comeback official by fronting the latest cover of Vogue Italia.

The California-born beauty rose to fame alongside the likes of “original supermodels” such as Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Claudia Schiffer in the ’80s and ’90s, and was known for her appearances in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Playboy and U.S. Vogue.

In recent years, Seymour has been focusing on raising her family and developing her Raven & Sparrow lingerie line, but on Thursday, editors at Vogue Italia announced that she was fronting the August 2019 issue of the publication.

One cover image shows the 51-year-old sporting a neon green feathered coat from Saint Laurent and black polka dot tights while holding a vintage camera, while another shows her posing nude except for a belt, necklace and stilettos in front of a digital camera.

The photoshoot was overseen by Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti, creative director Ferdinando Verderi, photographer Collier Schorr and stylist Vanessa Reid.

Regarding the inspiration behind the imagery, a Vogue Italia spokesperson commented that Schorr sought to subvert gender and identity conventions, with Seymour an “active subject” who is sharing the process with the photographer.

“I didn’t want to enact the Helmut Newton role with a much younger and less experienced model and have that much power, even if it’s just a presumed power,” said Schorr. “By the time I was working with Stephanie on the final shoot, I better understood that the performance for the camera is not all put on for affect – what you see in the photographs is made up of real pieces of us. I truly understand what it is like to be in a certain fashion photography moment where a lot of lines – albeit only representational – can get crossed.”

The new issue of Vogue Italia, which also features Schiffer on the cover, will hit newsstands on 6 August.

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Naomi Campbell claims she was blocked from French hotel over her skin colour

Naomi Campbell has claimed she was refused entry to a French hotel because she is black.The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, hav…

Naomi Campbell has claimed she was refused entry to a French hotel because she is black.

The British supermodel was first scouted at the age of 15 and has since gone on to establish herself as one of the most sought-after names in the fashion world, having most recently walked the runway for the likes of Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and H&M x Moschino.

Yet, in spite of her global fame, Naomi has now insisted she is still subjected to racism and was turned away from a hotel in the south of France when the Cannes Film Festival was taking place in May this year.

“I was recently in a town in the south of France while the Cannes Film Festival was going on, where I was invited to take part in an event in a hotel that will remain nameless,” she recalled in an interview with Paris Match. “They did not want to let us come in, my friend and me, because of the colour of my skin. This guy at the door made out that the place was full. But he was letting other people in.”

Naomi went on to describe the incident as “revolting”. However, she emphasised that encountering racist behaviour simply inspires her to continue expressing herself and to find new ways to “make myself heard”.

Elsewhere in the chat, Naomi reflected on her career and some of her biggest champions, including late designers Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace, and Yves Saint Laurent, while she cited African-America model Bethann Hardison, who rose to fame in the early ’70s, as a “pioneer” for the promotion of diversity in the fashion industry.

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Christy Turlington stars alongside Marc Jacobs in his fall 19 campaign

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but sh…

Christy Turlington has been tapped to appear opposite Marc Jacobs in the fall 2019 campaign for his high-end clothing brand.

In recent years, the supermodel has taken a step away from the fashion world to focus on her family and charity projects, but she came out of retirement to close Jacobs’s fall/winter 2019 show held during New York Fashion Week in February.

Following the runway show, Turlington posed with Jacobs for photographer Steven Meisel, and the designer has now used those black-and-white images for his new marketing imagery.

“My friendship with Christy began in 1987. Over these past decades she has always shown up for me. Always. After closing our RUNWAY FALL 2019 MARC JACOBS show, Christy agreed to be photographed for our campaign,” he wrote on his Instagram page alongside a snap of Turlington standing in a ballgown while he reclines on the ground. “The results are stunning and the day in the studio with her, Steven and the crew was a day I will always cherish. It is a great gift to continue to create new memories with her.”

Katie Grand styled the photoshoot, while Pat McGrath was in charge of make-up and Guido Palau did the hair. Another image posted online shows Turlington and Jacobs standing side-by-side, which the 56-year-old captioned: “Christy and me by Steven. What more could I dream of?”

And Turlington, 50, appeared to be pleased with the results too, as she uploaded two of the photos to her Instagram page and commented, “Anything for Marc, always…So excited to see the first of these images taken by #stevenmeisel with @themarcjacobs.”

A number of the mother-of-two’s celebrity pals praised the photos as well, with Rachel Zoe, Eva Herzigova, Niki Taylor, Naomi Campbell, and Anna Sui all leaving messages in the comments section.

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