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Naomi Campbell plans Fashion for Relief show for ebola

Naomi face shotIslandista Naomi Campbell is putting her legend status to good use once more by organising another of her famous Fashion for Relief shows. This time around, the charitable supermodel is focused on raising funds to fight ebola.

“Ebola does not discriminate,” Campbell told the New York Post’s Page Six column, in disclosing her plans for a 2015 edition of the show.

Founded in 2005, Campbell has previously organised Fashion for Relief shows in 2005 for victims of Hurricane Katrina, in 2009 for those affected by the India terrorist attacks, in 2010 for survivors of the Haiti earthquake and 2011 for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

She gave some hints about some of her ideas for the in-the-making show, telling the gossip site that she has a big-name style icon in mind for the shows which she plans to hold in both New York and London during the F/W 2015 collections in February.

Considering in the past she’s had Kate Moss, Jane Fonda, Rosario Dawson, Alexandra Burke, Dame Shirley Bassey, we know she will pull out someone huge.

Naomi Campbell at the 2010 edition of Fashion for Relief in aid of Haiti earthquake victimes (Photo credit: Daily Mail)
Naomi Campbell at the 2010 edition of Fashion for Relief in aid of Haiti earthquake victimes (Photo credit: Daily Mail)

One thing we always have to say about Naomi – she’s gotten a bad rap over the years for her temper but her heart is as big as her temper (was?) and she doesn’t get nearly enough credit for her philanthropy and activism.

Fashion For Relief is just one of her philanthropic efforts and she’s raised £ 4.5 million through that alone.

We’re looking forward to seeing what she’ll do next fashion season.

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