About 8 million people have been made homeless by the monsoon floods in Pakistan, prompting U.N. officials to call it the largest humanitarian disaster in living memory.
While fundraising for flood victims continues to lag, one fashion icon is attempting to do something about it.
I caught up with Naomi Campbell at the Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) store during Fashion’s Night Out last Friday in NYC.
Facing hundreds of eager fans, Campbell was on hand to sign special-edition D&G T-shirts that bear her iconic image, honoring her 25-year career in the fashion industry.
All proceeds raised from the $200 T’s will benefit flood relief efforts in Pakistan, Campbell said.
“We decided that all proceeds from the T-shirts will go to support Pakistan flood victims. I have no goal for how much can be raised. No amount can match what these people have been through.”
Campbell has done a lot of good work over the years with her Fashion for Relief, a charity she founded in 2005.
Rallying the fashion community to support these efforts, Campbell has raised millions for a variety of causes from Hurricane Katrina victims to those devastated most recently by the Haiti earthquake.
“We’re going on a worldwide tour, beginning (at the D&G boutique) in London on September 21,” said Campbell. “Then Milan, Paris, Moscow and Shanghai. All proceeds go to Fashion for Relief, supporting Pakistan flood victims.”