Naomi Campbell is ready to do her part for the Ebola crisis with the help of the fashion industry. The supermodel’s Fashion For Relief foundation, which was founded back in 2005 to aid relief for Hurricane Katrina victims, will return this February with two fashion shows to help raise awareness and money for the fight against the life-threatening disease. The organization’s efforts will kick off during New York Fashion Week and follow with a second show during London Fashion Week that same month.
Speaking to Page Six, Naomi, who has a home in Kenya and travels quite frequently, admitted that she’s “scared” about the outbreak and believes that “people don’t have a clear idea about what Ebola is.”
Naomi has previously created Fashion for Relief shows to benefit relief efforts in Haiti and Japan, with participants like Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn, Karolina Kurkova, Jane Fonda, and Beyonce, and supporters Diane von Furstenberg and Dolce & Gabbana. While the show is still in its early planning stages, the supermodel revealed she has some big surprises in store for the charitable event, including a “surprise grand dame” and a possible Hollywood partnership. More to come!