Naomi Campbell and Famous Friends Walk the Runway for Charity

09/18/2008 at 10:22 AM ET

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Naomi Campbell brought her supermodel power to the runway for her 2008 Fashion for Relief charity catwalk show benefiting the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Naomi welcomed everyone to the show in a wool Alaia dress and Alaia ankle boots, telling reporters, “This is what the fashion world is doing to give back. I won’t ask people to do anything unless I think it’s really important. I only ask when I think it’s something they will be passionate about. All these people here tonight feel the same way.” Singer Estelle was the first to strut down the runway to the sound of her hit song “American Boy.” Runway turns followed from Chanel Iman, Tyson Beckford, Kim Stewart and Naomi herself. Supporter Mischa Barton watched from the front row, telling PEOPLE, “I do lot of work with Save the Children. Today I was doing press with them and they told me this charity is affiliated with theirs. I learned up on it, and Naomi is doing a good thing with it. She has always been very friendly and caring to me. She’s really sweet.” Though she has walked countless shows, the supermodel was still nervous — one of her models ran a little late — but the feeling backstage was perfectly summed up by Estelle, who told PEOPLE as she came off the runway, “Wicked! They cheered and stuff. It felt like a show. I was smiling, dancing and everything. I want to go and cry now.” –Reporting by Monique Jessen

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Tracie on

Where did Megan Fox get the turquoise necklace she is wearing in the picture with Shia Lebouf?

LBW on

Naomi is still a mean woman. She is trying to clean up her image because her agent told her to. She still thinks she is above everyone. The cause is good, but her heart is not in it. You can’t buy your way to heaven.

elen on

naomi is so overrated i don’t get why people keep booking her there are lots of better models out there

Faith on

It is never too late to change ~ as long as she is working on making herself a better person.

They keep booking her for shows because she can still sell their clothes.
It is a business; she would have been kicked to the curve if she was no longer useful.

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Ruth on

Naomi is still bad to the bone!!! I love her. Work it gurl!!! All you haters out there get back. You can’t deny that Naomi is beautiful, has the walk of a princess and makes money hand over foot. She does charity work and contributes so much money and never talks about it. That’s the mark of a true person. A person who does good work and never wants the glory. All you people who say she’s fake, you have no idea how warm and wonderful she really is.

I hope to see her walking the runway when she’s fifty!!!

Naomi, you are the best!!!!!!

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