In 2017, Naomi Campbell hosted Fashion For Relief in Cannes, in the South of France, during the International Film Festival. This spectacular fashion event was held in aid of the current child refugee crisis.
The event in Cannes started with the red carpet and featured an exclusive cocktail reception, fashion show, musical performance, gala dinner, art auction and after party.
The event was attended by over 1000 guests, including VIPs, celebrities and taste-makers at the private Aéroport Cannes Mandelieu. Guests included:
Talent: Donatella Versace (Honorary Patron), Kate Moss, Lewis Hamilton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Heidi Klum, Jourdan Dunn, Uma Thurman, Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, Mary J Blige, Faye Dunaway, Lauryn Hall, Jeremy Renner, Jane Fonda, Erin O’Connor, Natalia Vodianova, Chris Tucker, Akon, Ming Xi, Michael Russo, Tamara Ralph and Samer Khalemi.
Business: Len Blavatnik (Warner Music), Paul Allen (Microsoft Co-Founder), Queen Rania of Jordan, Sheikh Mohammed Y El Khereiji, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, Ron Burkle (billionaire investor), Sands China (Macau Property Developer), Makram Azar (Chairman, Barclays Capital), Giorgio Veroni (Formula E), Simon De Pury, Jean Pigozzi and Bruno Wang (Chinese investor).
Live art auction: Ai Weiwei, Mario Testino, David Hockney, David Bailey, Bruce Weber, Ellen von Unwerth, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Mark Bradford, Richard Prince, Marc Quinn, Francesco Vezzoli, Mert & Marcus, Arne Quinze.
Corporate Partners: Diesel, Julius Bär, Place Vendôme - Qatar, Stephen Webster, House of Garrard, Tiara Hotels and Resorts, L'Oréal, Dessange Paris.
Fashion For Relief presented its inaugural Fellowship Award in 2017 to honorary guest Queen Rania of Jordan (Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan). The award honours someone who has been recognised for their exceptional contribution to charitable and social causes. Queen Rania has been honoured for her outstanding work in improving the lives of women and children in local communities in Jordan and the surrounding region, and for being an inspirational voice for women.