Eleanor Matsuura - Simon Cowell and a team of celebrities, including violinist Vanessa-Mae, comedian and author Julian Clary, and actors Michael Fox (Downton Abbey) and Eleanor Matsuura (Cuffs) have been photographed with their companion dogs by world renowned portrait photographer, Rankin, to mark the launch of a global campaign by Cruelty Free International to end the use of dogs in experiments. Simon was joined by Squiddly, Diddly and Freddie in Rankin's London studio for the photo shoot to tell the world that dogs do not belong in laboratories. In support of the campaign, Simon said, "I have always loved dogs but had no idea how much happiness they would bring to my life. Squiddly, Diddly and, now, Freddie are hugely important members of my family - and even the thought of any dog being mistreated sickens me. That's why I'm supporting Cruelty Free International - to stop dogs being used for experiments in laboratories around the world. No dog should be treated in such a way. After all, they are man's (and woman's) best friend." Cruelty Free International Ambassador Vanessa-Mae, accompanied by Chihuahua, Max, said, "Dogs share our homes and our lives. The thought of the thousands of dogs who suffer and die in laboratories worldwide is too horrific to comprehend. As an Ambassador for Cruelty Free International, I am speaking out against experiments on dogs. Together we can end this cruelty once and for all." Julian, who was joined by Albert and Valerie, stated: "Albert and Valerie are a part of my family and are always by my side. I adore them, so the idea of so many dogs suffering or dying in experiments right here in the UK and across the world is absolutely heart-breaking. I am delighted to join Cruelty Free International and its new campaign to end the use of dogs in laboratories. " Michelle Thew, Chief Executive of Cruelty Free International, said "We are thrilled to have such high profile support for our global campaign to end experiments on dogs. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th November 2015
Rankin - 'It's Glam Up North: Curated By Rankin' at Museum of Liverpool. Photographer Rankin curates exhibition and charity auction at the Museum Of Liverpool on behalf of Claire House Children's Hospice. at Museum of Liverpool - Liverpool, United Kingdom - Thursday 24th September 2015
Richard Rankin - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015
Rankin and Cristiano Ronaldo - World famous sportsman Cristiano Ronaldo, who is synonymous with the number 7, has unveiled the second collection of his CR7 by Cristiano Ronaldo underwear in spectacular style by officially revealing images from the new campaign - Rankin x Ronaldo for CR7 Underwear - by projecting them onto iconic locations in seven fashion capitals across the globe. Shot by internationally acclaimed fashion photographer Rankin, the campaign images and fashion film were launched in London, New York, Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, Milan, and Madrid. The Rankin X Ronaldo for CR7 Underwear campaign showcases the second collection of Ronaldo's premium underwear range, presenting it in a bold stylised way, highlighting the range's focus on vibrant colour. The campaign provides a stylistic interpretation of Ronaldo's dynamic movement, inspired by showcasing some of his best loved moves in a high-fashion execution, with his infamous physique centre-stage. Ronaldo said, "I am really proud of my second CR7 Underwear collection and wanted to launch it in a way that was personal to me, and to have some fun with it. The number seven has always been close to my heart, so I was honoured to unveil my new collection in seven cities around the globe. It was a pleasure to collaborate with Rankin and incredible to see the images released in this unique way." Ronaldo is continuing to work with CDFA Award winning, New York based designer Richard Chai on design elements for the brand. Together, Chai and Ronaldo have created a new collection for the Autumn/Winter 2014 season which retains the brand's strong focus on dynamic colours, classic but contemporary design, supreme quality and unparalleled fit. Ronaldo said, "Launching my own underwear brand was a dream come true and I am so proud that it has been such a success all around the world, and excited to be launching a second range. Since having the opportunity to work on my own brand, fashion and design have become a passion of mine a - Monday 4th August 2014
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