"To Beirut with love," An auction from 7–15 December 2020.
A team of iconic stars joined Sotheby's for an auction of a unique collection of fashion, art, and jewelry to raise money for Beirut residents, rocked by a devastating explosion in the harbor on August 4.
Here are some of the participants in this auction:
Dior Joaillerie, Sherihan, Frank Bowling, Elie Saab, Ralph&Russo, Hassan Hajaj, and many more...
Iconic items of pop culture memorabilia are among the lots to be sold, including Emma Stone’s exquisitely embellished Elie Saab dress that she wore to the 2015 Academy Awards when she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Birdman, a jacket belonging to Mick Jagger, a custom Nicolas Jebran matador jacket worn by Madonna to perform at the 2015 BRIT Awards and the sequinned bodysuit worn by Geri Halliwell in the seminal music video for the Spice Girls’ debut single Wannabe in 1996.
In collaboration with IMPACT Lebanon and LIFE (Lebanese International Finance Executives), proceeds from the sale will be shared amongst five charities, ensuring that the funds reach the areas most in need.
The charities chosen include Nusaned, Beit El Baraka and Baytna Baytak, whose focus is on shelter for displaced families and rehabilitating residential homes and local businesses, Al Fanar, a venture philanthropy organization who provide support for social entrepreneurs and small businesses, and lastly House of Christmas, who will help preserve and protect heritage buildings.