The A-listers have descended on Cannes in full force, and this weekend saw Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan attending Naomi Campbell’s annual charity event as a guest of honour.
Dressed in a custom Givenchy Haute Couture gown, designed by Riccardo Tisci for the autumn/winter 16 show, Queen Rania was joined by Princess Beatrice and her mother Sarah Ferguson, adding a touch of royalty to the evening. She even took to Twitter to express her gratitude, writing: “Humbled to receive a humanitarian award from Fashion for Relief, which is supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child Campaign this year”.
Humbled to receive a humanitarian award from Fashion for Relief, which is supporting Save the Children’s Every Last Child Campaign this year pic.twitter.com/cp2ZB2IeNc— Rania Al Abdullah (@QueenRania) May 22, 2017
Fashion for Relief, the charity founded in 2005 by supermodel Naomi Campbell, partnered with Diesel's Child at Heart collection to raise money for Save the Children. The fashion show, gala dinner and live silent auction saw a score of supermodels in attendance, including Heidi Klum, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Moss, who made a rare runway appearance, and Bazaar’s Best Dressed Lana El Sahely.
A range of limited edition art works and objects were up for grabs at the auction, including jewellery from Lorraine Schwartz, Chopard and Bulgari, a handmade chair by Marni, several portraits of Campbell by Ellen von Unwerth, Richard Prince, Jean-Paul Goude and Herb Ritts, as well as a portrait of Kate Moss taken in Cannes by Mario Testino in 2001. Versace, Alexander McQueen, and Azzedine Alaïa were just a few of the designers who also donated dresses for the charitable occasion.
Fashion for Relief has become an annual fundraiser, presenting shows all over the world from New York to London to Mumbai, and has raised millions of dollars for various causes including Hurricane Katrina, Japan’s tsunami and the fight against Ebola.