Fashion designer, former Spice Girl, mother and style icon Victoria Beckham and e-commerce site outnet.com have partnered to sell more than 600 items of her clothing for mothers2mothers. All proceeds from this sale will go to a charity that raises money to train and employ ‘Mentor Mothers’, South African women living with HIV. The 600 iconic pieces valued by Christie’s include dresses, shoes, bags, accessories, coats, skiwear, and jewelry.
“In February this year I visited South Africa for a project that I was working on with Anna Wintour. It was on that trip that I met Mitch Besser, founder of mothers2mothers, and the Mentor Mothers, who are the most remarkable women I have ever met,” explained Victoria Beckham.
“I came back from South Africa and thought, what can I do to help? I started going through my closet and found so many great pieces that I’ve worn and thought, maybe I can raise money by auctioning these off. Working with THE OUTNET has been so exciting for me – I just want to do whatever I can do,” added Victoria.
“I laughed a lot when we were going through my wardrobe as the pieces hold so many happy memories for me, David and the children,” explained the 40-year-old Victoria Beckham. “A lot of the clothes have been specially designed for me by the most talented designers and I’ve loved wearing them, however I now feel it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy them.”
“The funds that are raised will help m2m‘s Mentor Mothers reach even more HIV-positive mothers with critical health education and support, to stay healthy and protect their babies from HIV infection. HIV infections in children and maternal and infant deaths from AIDS are unnecessary and unacceptable. With the right education and empowerment, no baby should ever be born with HIV and no mother should die of AIDS,” commented Dr. Mitch Besser, Founder, mothers2mothers.
In addition to the charity sale, 10 items from Victoria’s wardrobe will be placed in a special ‘Going, Going, Gone’ sale.
From August 20th-24th, at 9.30am and 3.30pm BST, an exclusive item will be sold in a reverse auction. In an effort to raise as much money as possible for mothers2mothers, these items have been specially chosen based on their history and personal significance to Victoria. They have been valued with the support of Christie’s.