Sotheby's is partnering with a handful of celebrities and fashion houses, including Geri Horner of the Spice Girls, Emma Stone, Prada, and Giambattista Valli to auction some of their most iconic fashions, art, and accessories in support of the people of Beirut affected by the tragic blast on 4 Aug.
The auction, titled "To Beirut With Love", is in collaboration with charity organisations Creatives For Lebanon and Art For Beirut, and will be open for bidding between 7 and 15 Dec. with proceeds from the sales being shared among five charities — Nusaned, Beit El Baraka, Baytna Baytak, Al Fanar, and House of Christmas. The auction lot is filled with beloved donations including Geri Horner's sequin union jack leotard worn in the Spice Girls's "Wannabe" music video, an Elie Saab dress worn by Emma Stone on the Oscars red carpet, a bracelet by artist Damien Hirst, Mick Jagger's jacket from his 2017 European tour, a matador-inspired costume from Madonna, and numerous other coveted items.
"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," said Edward Gibbs, Sotheby's chairman for the Middle East in a press statement.
Ahead, a closer looks at what's on auction.