Naomi congratulates Alex Burke on model contract

Wednesday September 22, 2010

After signing a contract with IMG models, Alexandra Burke is preparing to take her first steps into the world of modelling.

And who better to give the X Factor winner advice than Naomi Campbell - one of the top models on her agency, who this week celebrated a quarter century in fashion.

To mark her achievement, Italian fashion duo Dolce & Gabbana threw the catwalk queen a party during London Fashion Week.

"Naomi is also a great friend and a special woman," they said of the 40-year-old supermodel.

"What matters to us, and what we would like to celebrate, are the private moments we shared and that allowed us to know her generosity, her funny jokes and being always ready to help those who needed it."

Naomi took time out from greeting star guests – including Lily Allen, Olly Murs and Claudia Schiffer – to sign some of the limited edition t-shirts created to mark her anniversary.

The pieces – each bearing one of her modelling shots – will help raise funds for victims of floods in Pakistan.

Iconic images from Naomi's stellar career

Photo: © Getty Images

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