Naomi Campbell walks the runway for Mumbai attack victims
Supermodel Naomi Campbell, infamous for physically and verbally abusing her personnel on numerous occasions, is now fueling her unbridled energy into helping out a good cause.
Campbell walked the runway in Mumbai, India, on Saturday in a charity event to commemorate the victims of terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed nearly 200 people and injured over 300 in November of 2008.
The charity auction Mai Mumbai was co-organized by Campbell and Hotelier Vikram Chatwal to raise funds for the city’s emergency medical services, which are believed to have been inadequate during the November attacks leading to avoidable life loss. The designs displayed will be available to buy via a silent auction and online on eBay.
Thirty-two local and international designers presented at the event where many Indian celebrities took to the runway wearing designers' creations. Campbell herself walked the runway wearing a tradition Indian saree.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell walked down the ramp in Mumbai on Saturday to pay tribute to the victims of last November's Mumbai attacks.
Along with a host of Indian celebrities, the 39-year-old Campbell helped raise funds for the city's emergency medical services in a charity show called "Mai Mumbai."
Campbell heads a charity called "Fashion for Relief."
Islamist gunmen went on a three-day rampage on some of the most famous landmarks in Mumbai, the financial and entertainment capital of India, killing 166 people.
Merging fashion with a humanitarian cause, British supermodel, Naomi Campbell, walked the Indian ramp for the first time in a fund-raiser show at the Lakme Fashion Week 2009 here.
Campbell and New York-based hotelier, Vikram Chatwal, put together a show called Mai Mumbai (I Am Mumbai), which saw the creme de la creme of the Indian and international fashion fraternity design clothes for an auction.
The proceeds of this auction, for which one can bid on eBay.Com, would go into improving the city's medical infrastructure.
Chatwal, who spearheaded this philanthropic initiative, said several lives were lost in the 26/11 terror attacks due to inadequate medical transport.
"The funds will mostly be deployed to provide more ambulances. If this ever happens again, we know what do we do and how to prevent it," Chatwal told reporters here.
32 top Indian and International designers from around the world presented their creations on India’s renowned celebrities at the ‘Mai Mumbai’ Fashion for Relief show at Lakme Fashion Week, presented by Vikram Chatwal Hotels.
The super stars that graced the catwalk to thunderous applause from the audience were the well known names of India who were dressed to perfection by the designers. Bollywood stars including Deepika Pudukone, Farhan Akhtar, Kunal Kapoor, Rahul Bose and Mallaika Arora walked the ramp. From the world of fashion, India’s very own supermodel Ujjwala Raut, and the country’s first supermodel Madhu Sapre took to the runaway, joined by Fashions first couple, Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia. Also modeling were Socialite Feroz Gujral, Jeweller Queenie Dhody and Best Selling Author Gregory David Roberts. MC for the show, heartthrob to a million girls, Rahul Khanna, also rocked on the ramp along with the one and only Ramp Queen Naomi Campbell as the shopper of the “Mai Mumbai” show.