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Naomi Campbell celebrates 25 years of modelling in Shanghai

posted 28 Oct 2010, 14:30 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 28 Oct 2010, 14:32 ]
A charity event sponsored by Dolce and Gabana honored Campbells 25 years in modelling.
SHANGHAI, CHINA - British supermodel Naomi Campbell celebrated 25 years on the catwalk at a charity event in Shanghai on Thursday (October 28).
For the celebration, Dolce and Gabbana launched a collection of limited edition t-shirt featuring images of Naomi Campbell that were shot by renowned photographers over her modeling years.

Both designers autographed the t-shirts for customers, with the proceeds going to "Fashion for Relief", a charity organization founded by Campbell.

Domenico Dolce talked about how influential Campbell has been in the fashion world.

SOUNDBITE: Italian designer, Domenico Dolce, saying (English):

"Naomi, she's an icon. Naomi, I think for us (is) not just a model. Naomi is the style of the women, is the energy, is the power of women, and is the femininity. I think Naomi represents today the woman for today."

Campbell was born in May 1970 in London, her breakthrough as a model was the cover shot for Elle in April 1986.

She has been the face of many fashion campaigns including Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Victoria's Secret.

But Campbell has made recent headlines for her temper tantrums, some of which have led to court cases.

In August of this year, she testified at the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor.

Lindsay Claiborn, Reuters.