Naomi Campbell Dedicates Her Fashion for Relief Show to Fighting Ebola

"Ebola does not discriminate."

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Naomi Campbell (opens in new tab) knows how to command attention on the catwalk, which is why there's so much power behind her star-studded Fashion for Relief shows. Given the climate surrounding the worldwide Ebola scare (opens in new tab), we're excited to learn that Campbell is working to dedicate her next show to raising funds to fight the deadly virus.

"I'm scared," she told Page Six (opens in new tab) in reference to the disease, adding that she has a home in Kenya and works with orphanages there. She's on a mission to raise awareness because she feels, "people don't have a clear idea about what Ebola is," and that the virus "doesn't discriminate."

In the past, her philanthropic shows have aided relief efforts in Haiti and Japan and boasted the likes of Kate Moss, Karolina Kurkova, and Jane Fonda on the runway. In reference to the latter, Campbell hinted that she has another iconic grand dame in mind for the upcoming show, slated for February during New York Fashion Week. Our fingers are crossed for Catherine Deneuve (opens in new tab).

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Lauren Valenti
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