Charity and good will flooded the tents Friday, as Naomi Campbell’s all-star runway show benefiting Haiti played to a sold-out house.
Some 950 American Express cardmembers bought tickets, from $75 to $150, and AmEx is kicking in $250,000. This, in addition to proceeds from next month’s designer outfits auction on net-a-porter.com will go to CARE, a group helping rebuild Haiti’s devastated health-care system for women and children.
“Tonight we can save lives in Haiti because of you,” said host Sarah Ferguson, duchess of York.
The tent was electric, with stars hitting the runway, including Alan Cumming, Patti Smith, Estelle, Kelly Osbourne, Chris Brown, designers Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Carlos Miele, supermodel Helena Christensen and Campbell herself.
When model Agyness Deyn fell twice, and finally took off her sky-high stilettos, the crowd went wild.
The final note, however, was bittersweet—a tribute to Naomi’s friend Alexander McQueen.