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Naomi Campbell Amps Up the Drama in This Caped Creation

Naomi Campbell arrives at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala. Getty

It was a night when the crème de la crème of Hollywood came together to raise funds for an eco-friendly cause – and our heads were turned by one particular entrance. Naomi Campbell attended the annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala in California on Saturday evening, sweeping onto the red (well, blue) carpet in a theatrical yet sleek ensemble.

The catwalk icon teamed an embellished, feathered Alexander McQueen gown with a silky full-length cape by Saudi designer Reem Al Kanhal, fusing an after-dark glamour with a gothic romance. The supermodel kept her locks shiny and loose, with glowing skin and a slick of purple-hued eyeshadow letting the outfit’s fluid silhouette take center stage.

The event brought together stars such as Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton, and Catherine Deneuve, as funds were raised for myriad environmental causes. The foundation, helmed by Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, this year celebrated its 20th anniversary, a milestone the passionate environmental campaigner paid tribute to on the night.

“When I founded LDF 20 years ago, I did so based on the simple idea that we could make a real difference by directly funding some of the most effective environmental projects – whether it be individuals, grassroots movements or major nonprofits, we wanted to focus on getting critical funding to those who could have the greatest impact,” DiCaprio said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “Since 1998, we have supported over 200 projects on every continent and in every ocean from habitat and species conservation, renewable energy, climate change, indigenous rights, and more.”

The actor revealed US $11 million in new grants during his speech, bringing “the total financial impact of LDF to over US $100 million.” Artworks were auctioned on the night, raising an estimated US $7 million, while Coldplay’s Chris Martin gave a special performance. In the spirit of the foundation, the annual gala was a zero-waste affair, with a focus on recycling and reusing everything from the evening.

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