Gigi and Bella Hadid have helped raise $20,000 (£16,000) for charity by donating designer items to an auction.
The siblings, along with fellow models including Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen, teamed up with fashion bible British Vogue and the online retailer Hardly Ever Worn It for the star-studded The Way We Wore sale, which raised funds for the NHS (National Health Service) Charities Together and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organisations.
The model sisters donated four items between them and the most popular pieces proved to be Gigi’s Dior saddle bag, which sold for $5,000 (£4,000), and Bella’s paint-splattered Miu Miu boots, which sold for a whopping $13,660 (£10,800).
“These Miu Miu boots mean so much to me. I wore them for the brand’s spring/summer ’20 campaign,” the 23-year-old said as she offered them up for the auction. “To begin with they were plain beige, but as I got messy with paints, I realised the boots were becoming an art piece in themselves. I asked if I could keep them to eventually auction for a cause that I felt passionately about, and this is the perfect opportunity.”
And her older sister Gigi, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, was keen to donate pieces from her wardrobe, including clothing from Rihanna’s Fenty collection, to benefit worthy causes.
“I appreciate the opportunity to give back in this way, and hope that whoever ends up with these pieces – The Fenty top and skirt, and Dior Saddle bag – really enjoys them, knowing that their contribution will help those struggling due to Covid-19. Zayn and I send our love and best wishes to everyone,” she wrote.
More than 30 items were donated by famous faces, including Adut Akech’s blue tweed Chanel bag, which was sold for $5,200 (£4,100).
The auction raised more than $67,000 (£53,000) in total.
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