Across a velvet rope straining like a rubber band, hundreds of fans and the odd celeb -- oh, hey, Estelle, Tyson Beckford, Chris Brown, Patrick Demarchelier and Chace Crawford! -- pressed toward her like inmates of some Charles Dickens madhouse paid an unexpected visit by Queen Victoria.
"She's signing T-shirts? Sign my T-shirt, Naomi," screamed one roundish young woman, pulling an Ed Hardy-like garment away from her skin like a shedding lizard. But that wasn't quite how it worked.
Dolce & Gabbana has collaborated with Campbell on a special edition of 14 T-shirts, each bearing an iconic image from her modeling career by a different photographer, to benefit Campbell's charity, Fashion for Relief. If you bought one for $200 at the Fashion's Night Out event, she would sign it.
"All the proceeds are going to the floods in Pakistan," Campbell told StyleList, when we finally sat down with her at the signing table, the rambunctious crowd yelling personal requests at her throughout. ("Tell him I don't take cards from men," she told one junior assistant conveying a plea from an eager gentleman who was wearing a backward white Yankee cap.) For more with Naomi Campbell, click here.