Sotheby’s is partnering with a handful of celebrities and style homes, together with Geri Horner of the Spice Girls, Emma Stone, Prada, and Giambattista Valli to public sale a few of their most iconic fashions, artwork, and equipment in help of the individuals of Beirut affected by the tragic blast on 4 Aug.
The public sale, titled “To Beirut With Love”, is in collaboration with charity organisations Creatives For Lebanon and Art For Beirut, and might be open for bidding between 7 and 15 Dec. with proceeds from the gross sales being shared amongst 5 charities — Nusaned, Beit El Baraka, Baytna Baytak, Al Fanar, and House of Christmas. The public sale lot is full of beloved donations together with Geri Horner’s sequin union jack leotard worn within the Spice Girls’s “Wannabe” music video, an Elie Saab gown worn by Emma Stone on the Oscars crimson carpet, a bracelet by artist Damien Hirst, Mick Jagger’s jacket from his 2017 European tour, a matador-inspired costume from Madonna, and quite a few different coveted gadgets.
“The explosion in the Port of Beirut this summer sent shockwaves through the city and the world, impacting every sector of society in Lebanon with countless tales of loss, damage and displacement. Sotheby’s has come together with our partners to host the auction ‘To Beirut with Love’ to provide much-needed relief and funds to aid the healing process,” mentioned Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s chairman for the Middle East in a press assertion.
Ahead, a better appears to be like at what’s on public sale.