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Naomi Campbell, Vikram Chatwal host benefit for Mumbai victims


March 20, 2009/12.45

Naomi Campbell at Montblanc galaSupermodel Naomi Campbell (left) and hotelier Vikram Chatwal will hold a Fashion for Relief benefit, called Mai Mumbai, for the victims of the November 26, 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai during Lakme Fashion Week, announced event organizer IMG Friday.
   The benefit is scheduled for March 28, with proceeds to Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), an organization aiding the victims.
   Indian-inspired gowns from international and domestic designers will appear. IMG listed labels such as Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Zac Posen, Roberto Cavalli, Isaac Mizrahi, Donna Karan, Ungaro, Matthew Williamson, Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Valentin Yudashkin, Anna Sui, Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, Dennis Basso, Diane von Fürstenberg. It will also feature shoes by Manolo Blahnik.
   CJP was founded by Mumbai citizens including Alyque Padamsee, Javed Akhtar, Rahul Bose, ‘to promote communal harmony and friendship between the people of India and to fund much needed ambulance services, trauma centres and community hospitals,’ said IMG. Vikram Chatwal Hotels is one of the sponsors and has already earmarked $20,000.
   CJP says the support from the event will go toward emergency services and ambulances.
   A T-shirt supporting the event will soon be available for purchase.
   Lakme Fashion Week is held March 27–31 at Hotel Grand Hyatt, Mumbai.

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