She may slowly but surely be conquering the world of women’s fashion and be renowned for never smiling, but Victoria Beckham is certainly no diva. Proving she has a heart of gold, the former Spice Girl is selling 600 items from her personal wardrobe in aid of charity mothers2mothers.
While she may design clothes, which are worn by a plethora of sartorially savvy celebrities from Elle MacPherson to Eva Longoria and even Oprah, Victoria Beckham herself has long been considered a style icon.
The 600 pieces will be sold in a private auction online on August 20-25 via theoutnet.com, with support from Christie’s who valued the items. The collection will include hats, shoes, bags and jewellery, designer ready-to-wear, costume pieces, coats, skiwear and evening dresses.
And as if that wasn’t exciting enough – seriously, we’re having palpitations here at EW HQ – there’s an extra special treat for Victoria Beckham fans and theoutnet.com customers – an auction of 10 of the most iconic pieces from Victoria’s wardrobe will be put up for sale in a Going, Going, Gone reverse auction, where the starting price reduces by a fixed amount every five minutes!
We can confirm pieces such as the full length, white Dolce&Gabbana dress worn for the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards and the fluorescent yellow Roberto Cavalli gown worn for the pre-World Cup party in 2006 at David and Victoria Beckham’s country house will be part of the auction.
The idea for an auction came at a visit to South African in February. Victoria was invitedto the country by Anna Wintour, where she met with mothers2mothers founder Dr. Mitch Besser. The charity trains, employs and empowers Mentor Mothers, who are mothers living with HIV, in order to educate them on how to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies and improve the health of women and their families. Victoria was so moved by the experience that she wanted to do all she could to raise money and awareness.
Victoria said: “After spending just a few days with these remarkable women and learning more about the charity from Mitch, and his lovely wife Annie Lennox, I wanted to do as much as I could. It really was a life-changing experience; I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
Victoria felt that a sale of items from her wardrobe could be an incredibly powerful way to raise both money and awareness. And we couldn’t agree more. Just think you could be wearing an item that David Beckham may have touched! Interested? Customers must register at the outnet.com from August 5 for a chance to shop the collection.
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