28 January 2003
Model Catwalk Debut
Edge strutted his stuff, Larry did introductions, Helena wore Becks and
Naomi went with a Campbell's soup tin at the Brown Thomas International
The 'world's biggest fashion show' featured a galaxy of celebrity star
models and special guests wearing the most prestigious designer labels.
Standouts included Helena Christensen modelling a new hat in the form of
David Beckham's head, one of a number created by Irish designer Philip
Treacy. Naomi Campbell showed off a hat which was a picture of herself with
a Campbell's soup tin while Jerry Hall modelled an Andy Warhol-style
Hosted by Cat Deeley, the evening was organised by Ali Hewson, drew more
than 6,000 people and is likely to raise in excess of £700,000 for three
charities Chernobyl Children's Project, Irish Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children and the Christina Noble Foundation.
Last year it was Larry doing the modelling, this time he was full of praise
'I think The Edge was brilliant on the catwalk tonight. I did it last year
and I jumped off the stage. Now I'm banned. But as much as I love the boys
here tonight. You can't beat the girls.'
Of the three beneficiary charities, the Chernobyl Childrens Project is one
that U2 have supported for many years. More here www.adiccp.org