Joined by the likes of Alessandra Ambrosio, Jada Pinkett Smith (and daughter Willow) and her billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Voronin, the 40-year-old supermodel broke down into tears at one point as designing duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana honored her with praise and fanfare.
“Besides being one of our favourite models,” said the pair, “Naomi is also a great friend and a special woman.”
For her part, Naomi was more focused on raising funds for the victims of the flooding catastrophe in Pakistan. Up for grabs were signed T-shirts with 14 limited-edition images from fashion photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein and David LaChapelle.
The supermodel plans to sell the T-shirts at Dolce & Gabbana stores, with proceeds going to flood victims via her Fashion For Relief charity.