Thursday April 28th, 2016 by Rachel Thomson
Yup you read it right… two of Britain’s most famous fashion queens- Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell– are reassembling to launch their Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC) campaign.
The supermodels have been friends since the 90s and firstly launched FTBC in 1996. The shoot from 96 showed the gorgeous pair in white-tees with a large target on the front to clearly put across the campaign’s message. FTBC was founded by Ralph Lauren in 1994 after experiencing the loss of a friend to breast cancer.
So twenty years on and the two British beauties are reuniting after £35 million has already been raised for their FTBC campaign. Working alongside photographer Mario Testino, Campbell and Moss cast a stunning monochrome photo shoot that almost mirrors the original shoot for the campaign in 1996. Moss publicly stated, “It’s great to be returning to support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer on this very special anniversary year”, we think so too!
Fashion Takes Breast Cancer is such a powerful campaign as this cause has greatly affected our global population in the past and will unfortunately affect it in the nearer future. Naomi Campbell shared her devastating experience of breast cancer in the following years after the original shoot for FTBC.
“I never could have expected back in 1996 that I would go on to experience first-hand the harrowing effect this disease can have on individuals, families, and loved ones,” she said. “For the last 20 years, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has united us all – scientists, models, designers, mothers, photographers, retailers – as a powerful force against the disease. That’s two decades of incredible support for cutting-edge breast cancer research.”
Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell are two of many other successful super models who have taken part in raising the awareness of the FTBC campaign, alongside Claudia Schiffer and Yasmin Lebon. To rasie aid shoppers and fans are encouraged to buy a piece of clothing from the Fashion Takes Breast Cancer collection. With the amazing progress over the last twenty years and the stunning photo shoots FTBC is clearing creating a powerful impact on fighting cancer.
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