Updated: Friday, 13 September 2013 20:00 | By Bang

Naomi Campbell: Fashion needs gay culture

Naomi Campbell thinks the fashion industry wouldn't work without the influence of visionary gay designers.


Naomi Campbell thinks the fashion industry wouldn't work without the influence of visionary gay designers.

Naomi Campbell thinks the fashion industry wouldn't work without the influence of visionary gay designers.

Naomi Campbell believes gay culture and fashion ''go hand-in-hand''.

The supermodel claims the fashion industry wouldn't be half as vibrant without the legacy of gay designers like Gianni Versace and Alexander McQueen.

She said: ''The gay community has made an incredibly profound impact on the fashion industry, and without key creatives such as Marc Jacobs, Gianni Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen, to name a few, the art form would not be so vibrant.

''Gay culture and fashion go hand-in-hand in that they flourish in the light of making bold and brave statements.''

Naomi and a host of other stars have put their own unique spin on adidas' classic white tennis trainers as part of the Platform 6 debut art exhibition in Bargehouse in central London, with all designs auctioned off in aid of gay equality charity Stonewall.

Asked how many shoes she owns, the leggy superstar confessed: ''I don't know how many, but I do love shoes- especially those that inspire a sense of fun, whether a sexy pair of heels, or trainers with a twist- like my Ave adidas.''

All shoes are on auction at www.P6auction.com until 14th September.

Information on the exhibition can be found on www.platform6london.com as well as www.facebook.com/platform6london and www.twitter.com/platform6ldn.

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