Monday, March 30, 2009

Who's Sari Now? Naomi Campbell Steals The Show In Indian Debut For Fashion Charity Event

Who's sari now? Naomi Campbell steals the show in Indian debut for fashion week charity event

By Daily Mail Reporter
4:39 PM on 30th March 2009

She may be attempting to abate her fiery temper, but in India, Naomi Campbell seems to have gone down a storm.

The supermodel took to the catwalk in a succession of saris and local outfits for Lakme Fashion Week - and stole the show.

Showing off her trademark physique, the British clothes horse modelled a stunning set of Indian outfits including a gold-embroidered, six-yard-long black sari designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

The exposé incorporated designs by a host of international fashion houses including Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

It may have been her first time in India, but so impressed was Bollywood by Naomi's winning performance, she was reportedly approached by film executives to carry out a screen test.

Naomi has been actively involved in the charity show, Mai Mumbai, which will help raise funds for the city's emergency medical services in light of the attacks there last November.

She created some of the clothes featured on the catwalk, working with many designers and Indian actors who modelled at the event.

Naomi said: 'At times you have to join hands to show solidarity to this great country.'

Through Mai Mumbai, the supermodel brought her philanthropic initiative - 'Fashion for Relief' - to India, which had raised more than £700,000 in 2005 at the New York Fashion Week for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

Naomi's next stop is South Africa, where she is to meet Nelson Mandela and help out with an orphanage in Cape Town.
Perhaps she is taking some time out from her latest role as 'Moscow housewife'.

Naomi has reportedly settled down with wealthy lover Vladislav Doronin, 46, and has been spending an increasing amount of time in his city centre penthouse and out-of-town mansion in a prestigious Russian district favoured by the oligarchs.

The couple have been seen regularly on the party circuit in Moscow and it is also reported that Campbell is ready to embrace the Orthodox Church with speculation that a ring she is wearing is a sign of forthcoming nuptials.

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