Fashion icon and designer Victoria Beckham plans to auction off over 600 pieces of her own wardrobe in a charity auction.
The auction, taking place on The Outnet from the 20th – 25th of August, will raise funds for mothers2mothers a charity which employs and empowers mothers who are infected with the HIV virus. The charity works to educate these women on how to prevent the transmission of the virus from mother to child and improve the health of those suffering.
Victoria explained her decision to do this: “In February this year I visited South Africa for a project I was working on with Anna Wintour. It was on that trip that I met Mitch Besser, founder of mothers2mothers, and the Mentor Mothers, who are the most remarkable women I have ever met.”
She added that: “I came back from South Africa and thought, what can I do to help? I started going through my closet and found so many great pieces that I’ve worn and thought, maybe I can raise money by auctioning these off. Working with The Outnet has been so exciting for me – I just want to do whatever I can do.”
The items up for auction have been selected by Victoria herself and valued by Christie’s, a premier auction house.
Alongside the charity sale will be a separate sale of ten iconic garments that hold personal significance for Victoria. With these items The Outnet will hold a separate auction whereby the starting price of each item will reduce by a fixed amount every five minutes.
Included in the auction will be the Dolce & Gabbana dress worn by Victoria for the MTV Video Music Awards in 2003, the Antonio Berardi dress she wore for a night out with Katie Holmes in 2008 and the Roberto Cavalli dress she wore for a pre-World Cup party in 2006. Exciting, right?
Reported by Orla Wallis. Images © Rex.