Natalia Vodianova will be honoured by Diane Von Furstenberg.

The Russian supermodel is set to receive an Inspiration Award for her philanthropic work during the fourth annual DVF Awards on April 5 at the United Nations, a ceremony created by the iconic fashion designer to honour female role models.

The coveted accolade will be presented to the star for her charity efforts with the Naked Heart Foundation, an organisation she founded that aims to provide a safe and inspiring play environment for Russian children.

Natalia told ''Diane is like a mother to me, so I do believe she is a little biased. With that said, she is also the one person who knows the most, outside of the Naked Heart Foundation team, how passionate I am about my cause, and how hard I work to realize it.''

The Naked Heart Foundation has built over 90 playgrounds across Russia and a multitude of family support centres.

Previous winners of the award include Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard.

The charitable beauty also teamed up with Russian retailer Centro earlier this month to create a footwear collection, which will be sold to raise money for her Foundation.

The shoes - which retail at £60 - comprise a series of classic heels in an array of colours and are available via Net-A-Porter.