Gisele Bundchen, Naomi Campbell and Gigi Hadid have donated items from their closets to a fundraising auction and pop-up shop.
The high-profile faces from the world of fashion, including Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls and Amber Valletta, generously gave clothing and accessories from their personal collections to the Supermodel Flea Market auction to support The Toni Garrn Foundation.
Garrn launched her namesake foundation back in 2016 to help support educational and healthcare initiatives for women and girls in African countries such as Burundi, Ghana, Uganda, and Rwanda.
While Gigi has cleaned out her closet and donated 100 items to the flea market, Gisele is another generous donor, and has even handed over the Alexander McQueen clutch that she took to the Met Gala back in 2011.
Garrn has also donated some of her own personal belongings, including a monochrome Oscar de la Renta gown and Jimmy Choo fringe boots.
The 27-year-old was prompted to create her foundation when she took part in a photoshoot for Chloe in South Africa more than 10 years ago and noticed the inequality between young boys and girls.
“Seeing how it was not equal just felt so unfair… Obviously, there are many issues but it usually comes down to – there is no infrastructure and the poverty. That is the number-one issue, that girls don’t go to school,” she told WWD.
According to the publication, shoppers have three opportunities to get their hands on the goods – an online auction and buy-now sale and a pop-up shop at the 11 Howard hotel in New York, which will also feature more than 1,000 items.
The pop-up will be open to the public from 13 to 15 September, and include clothing and accessories from luxury fashion houses such as Chanel, Givenchy, Saint Laurent, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Miu Miu, Viktor & Rolf, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.
The online auction and shop will end on 30 November.
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