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Catwalk queens rush to help Haiti

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will host a celebrity fashion show tonight in aid of mothers and babies in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Fashion For Relief -- billed as a "spectacular charity fashion show and auction" -- takes place on the eve of London Fashion Week in London.

The model has gathered her friends from fashion and entertainment to support The White Ribbon Alliance, which promotes safe pregnancy and around the world and whose patron is the the British prime minister's wife Sarah Brown.

Funds raised will go towards ensuring mothers and babies are at the heart of the Haiti's new health system, organisers said.

The names of those appearing on the catwalk remained under wraps today, but the show will feature clothes by designers including Vivienne Westwood, Jaeger and Dolce & Gabbana.

Before the death of Alexander McQueen last week it had been planned to also include some of his designs.

Ms Campbell said: "I am honoured to be working with Sarah Brown and The White Ribbon Alliance on this year's Fashion For Relief.

"I am deeply saddened by the recent tragedy in Haiti."

Naomi Campbell has staged previous relief shows for causes such as relief from floods, Hurricane Katrina and following the Mumbai terror attacks.

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