Fashion Designs For Charity
Can I buy this necklace if all the proceeds go to charity? In this age of retail modesty, many luxury designers have begun creating specific pieces to benefit their favorite causes. Versace is selling one-of-a-kind canvas tote bags ($250; 888-721-7219) with original drawings by the kids of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and the One Foundation, which will both receive all profits. Jimmy Choo partnered with Elton John’s AIDS Foundation and will donate 25 percent of the earnings from its Project PEP capsule collection of graffiti-printed stilettos, flats, and clutches ($95–$995; 866-524-6687). And Gucci, now in its fifth year of collaborating with Unicef, debuts the Joy collection of Michael Roberts–illustrated bags and accessories ($195–$2,250; 800-456-7663) on November 16. If you’re looking to make a larger donation, Bulgari will offer 18 high-ticket items of jewelry and timepieces at its 125th-anniversary auction on December 8 at Christie’s in New York (800-285-4274). All proceeds—including those from the 400-carat, multicolored-sapphire necklace shown here, valued at more than $1 million—will go to Save the Children’s Rewrite the Future Campaign, which provides education to children in conflict-affected areas.