These luxury fashion houses prove once again that their heart is in the right place. For the third consecutive year Dolce and Gabbana lend their support to UNICEF for the project Frimousses de Createurs that raises funds for the children in Darfur region of Sudan. Chanel and Christian Dior will also be part of this and all proceeds from the auction will be donated to this project.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have created a one of its kind doll which will be auctioned on November 24th at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The doll will be on display at the Theatre du Chatelet from November 18th to 23rd. The theme for 2014 is Opera and celebrates musical and creative art forms.
The doll is called Violetta and is inspired by the character in Verdi’s La Traviata. She is made to wear a full length 19th century black lace dress with a red satin belt adorned with a crystal broche. The doll is made of resin and her face is painted by hand to capture the finer details. The only piece of accessory that Violetta wears is the classic Dolce & Gabbana gold cross with black stones pendant that adorns her neck.
The 2013 edition of Frimousses des Creatures, collected proceeds worth approximately $230,000 for UNICEF and the children of Darfur.
With the big fashion houses having done their bit, it is now our turn to do our bit for this humane cause.
[Via – Luxury-Insider]