Naomi Campbell took to Twitter just hours after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to add to her thoughts on the occasion.
Naomi Campbell, 44, appeared to fall foul of autocorrect, spelling the Pakistani teenager’s name “malaria” and drawing an instant chorus of dismay from eagle-eyed Twitter users.
Malala Yousafzai, 17, became the youngest person in history to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, October 10.
Naomi Campbell took to Twitter just hours after Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to add to her thoughts on the occasion
Naomi Campbell’s offending tweet, which was still on the site more than seven hours after being posted, also included a link to an Instagram picture of the women’s education campaigner.
On the picture Malala Yousafzai is quoted: “I speak not for myself but for those without a voice – those who have fought for their right to live in peace.”
But once again the supermodel misspelt her name, tagging @malaria, an unknown Instagram user, in the post instead of the new Nobel laureate.
The super model later tweeted a correction, claiming her phone “spat out” the wrong spelling of Malala Yousafzai’s name.
The peace prize was awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthifrom India, “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education”.
Naomi Campbell has been injured in an attempted mugging in Paris, reports say.
French police have confirmed that two men on a motorcycle tried to grab Naomi Campbell’s handbag as she sat in a car in the trendy Marais neighborhood on November 21.
US media reported that the British supermodel suffered a torn ligament in her left leg in the attack.
Naomi Campbell, 42, has since been pictured in a wheelchair with her leg in a brace.
Naomi Campbell has been injured in an attempted mugging in Paris
A police source quoted by the UK’s Press Association said: “On November 21, two people on a motorbike attempted to steal Ms Campbell’s handbag as she sat in a vehicle on Rue de Moussy.
“She filed a complaint with police in the 4th arrondissement but she did not agree to a medical examination.”
A spokesman for Naomi Campbell declined to comment on the incident.
Barneys has teamed up with Disney’s animation know-how to create a highly entertaining fantasy film for its Christmas windows.
The animated short called Electric Holiday, to be shown at Barneys’ Madison Avenue store in New York, features Minnie Mouse staring longingly at a Lanvin dress, before she is transported to a fashion show with some of the fashion industry’s very real favorite characters.
Front-row favorite Sarah Jessica Parker, model Naomi Campbell, music icon Lady Gaga and Vogue‘s Anna Dello Russo are just a few faces that were given Disney’s animated treatment.
Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquière, Carine Roitfeld, Cathy Horyn, Bryanboy and Lanvin’s designer Alber Elbaz also agreed to participate.
WWD called the concept, which was a year in the making, “kitschy, clever and absolutely adorable”.
Mark Lee, Barneys CEO explained: “Disney came up on a very short list of dreams – thinking about if we could do anything, what would we do?
“They represent magic and Barneys New York holiday needs to be part magic and part surprise.”
Lady Gaga appears in the animated film Electric Holiday that will be shown at Barneys Madison Avenue store in New York on November 14
Luis Fernandez, senior vice president of creative for Disney Consumer Products, added: “We thought, <<A huge force in fashion and a huge force in animation. What better than for these two companies to get together and do something for the holidays?>>”
Once on board, both teams brainstormed their dream narratives, and a wish list of fashion personalities.
WWD commented on Anna Wintour’s palpable absence, writing: “Noticeably absent is one top American editor, but otherwise Lee said cooperation was forthcoming.”
All the fashion character participants were asked to sign off on rights to their soon-to-be drawn animated selves, and once they had agreed to be included, all artist interpretation was at the discretion of Disney – no facial features, or waistlines could be redrawn.
Mark Lee said: “We were unable and unwilling to give approval.”
Few of the participants have seen the finished product, which will be unveiled on Wednesday November 14.