Lily Cole is to help launch Gatwick Fashion Week next week.

The supermodel will announce the winner of Gatwick Runway Models - a search to find both a female and male model to sign up with exclusive agency Storm - during the event at the London airport.

The finalists will strut their stuff down the runway in this season's hottest styles before Lily and the rest of the team decide who will follow in her footsteps.

As well as being a judge, Lily will also make sure she makes the most of airport shopping by picking up some tax-free bargains.

She recently told BANG Showbiz about airport shopping: "Well first and foremost the benefits are obviously the tax free discount, and you can get 30 per cent off some brands. I don't ever go out specifically to go shopping but it can be quite a convenient way to get the things you need as you're passing through and you have a few hours to kill and it's quite a fun and convenient way to pass the time."

As well as the modelling competition, Gatwick Fashion Week showcases the airport's most stylish ensembles handpicked by fashion guru and stylist to the stars Kirsty Drury who has dressed pop royalty Kylie Minogue and the ever stylish Claudia Schiffer among others.

There will also be a pamper area where Kirsty and her team of stylists will be giving advice on how to achieve the perfect holiday look.

Gatwick Fashion Week starts next Thursday (05.08.10) and runs until Sunday (08.08.10).