Carey gives her Bafta dress to Oxfam!

13 May 2010

You know when you have an outfit that, although you really like it, you also know EVERYONE has seen you in? Well, Carey Mulligan has found a perfect solution to the niggling problem – by giving the amazing Vionnet floral confection made famous by her outing to that little-known awards ceremony The Baftas away to a suitably high profile charity event.

Annie Lennox has been working away with Oxfam to raise awareness and funds for women’s projects, and her latest happening is being hosted by Selfridges and aims to raise absolutely loads to help women in the world’s poorest countries.

 

 

Ashish dress donated by singer Beverley Knight

The Vionnet wonder will be displayed in Selfridges as part of the week long ‘Oxfam Curiosity Shop’ event from Friday 14 to Thursday 20 May. Created, stocked and staffed by a group of high-profile women led by Annie Lennox, it will be Britain’s biggest charity pop-up shop. 

If you think you could use a red carpet gown, then you‘ll be interested to learn that Carey’s dress will have a starting bid of just £50 (bargain, no?) and will be auctioned alongside other items from 10am onwards on Thursday 13 May at Oxfam.org

Celine bag donated by Elle Macpherson

Carey said:  “I'm honored to be able to donate my Bafta dress to support Oxfam's work helping women living in extreme poverty across the world."

Other offerings include an amazing Maison Martin Margiela jacket and Louboutin shoes from Zoe Ball, who will be helping to launch the event in person this morning, an AMAZING Ashish spiky sequined number kindly handed over by Beverly Knight and and several pieces donated by Elle Macpherson including her Celine handbag, plus bits form Alison Goldfrapp, Ruby Wax and Natalie Imbruglia and lots more stars.

 

Zoe Ball's designer donations

Funds raised from the sale of the dress will go to Oxfam’s women’s projects across the world including Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Democratic Republic of Congo, West Africa and South Africa.  These projects protect, support and empower vulnerable women: campaigning against violence, empowering them to fight HIV and AIDS and offering the poorest girls the chance of education. Bravo indeed.

-Naomi Attwood


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