Country star Tim Mcgraw was a last minute addition to last night's (08SEP05) Fashion Rocks show in New York because organisers felt he'd be the best person to pay tribute to flooded New Orleans, Louisiana.

Louisiana native McGraw performed MY OLD FRIEND at the show, held to launch New York Fashion Week.

The Radio City Music Hall concert also featured performances by Alicia Keys, Duran Duran, David Bowie and NELLY - and everyone was out to remind the glamorous guests of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Co-host TYRA BANKS said, "You know we're sitting here on the red carpet, and we're all glamorous, and there are people who have lost every single thing."

And Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon added, "You see a lot of very lost and confused people, and we want to help them," before urging everyone to donate to relief efforts.