Naomi Campbell has lauded Fashion Targets Breast Cancer for uniting people from all walks of life.
The model has been working with the charitable drive since its inception in 1996, and as the stylish cause marks its 20th anniversary, Naomi has been on hand to show her support.
“I never could have expected back in 1996 that I would go on to experience first-hand the harrowing effect this disease can have on individuals, families and loved ones,” Naomi said in a statement.
“For the last 20 years Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has united us all – scientists, models, designers, mothers, photographers, retailers – as a powerful force against the disease. That’s two decades of incredible support for cutting-edge breast cancer research and it’s vital that we don’t stop now.”
As well as Naomi, her longtime friend Kate Moss is also part of the 20th anniversary campaign.
“It’s great to be returning to support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer on this very special anniversary year,” Kate said. “Since its UK launch in 1996, when I first appeared in the campaign poster, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has gone on to impact so many lives by funding vital research into this devastating disease.”
Funds raised by Fashion Targets Breast Cancer will be donated directly to Breast Cancer Now, and shoppers are encouraged to support the cause by purchasing something from the 2016 collection. The exclusive range is hand-picked from some of the U.K.’s top high street retailers, including Topshop, Laura Ashley and Marks & Spencer.
Shot by their friend, Mario Testino, the supermodels stun in the black and white shots wearing simple white T-shirts and dark trousers.
“When I was asked to photograph Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’s original faces, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, to mark its 20th anniversary I couldn’t say no,” Mario admitted. “Sadly, we have all been affected by cancer at some point in our lives and there is nothing worse than knowing that a woman close to your heart has breast cancer. That is why this campaign is so important.”