Sotheby’s works with Creatives for Lebanon and Art for Beirut – two non-profit organizations founded by the Lebanese diaspora in the United States after the tragic explosion in Beirut on Sept. August – to collect donations for those affected

To Beirut with Love takes place from 7 to 15 December and features an excellent selection of donations from Geri Halliwell, Emma Stone, Mick Jagger, Damien Hirst, Madonna and Naomi Campbell

Items on offer include a guipure and sequin embroidered long-sleeved beaded chartreuse dress by Elie Saab, which Emma Stone last wore on the Oscars red carpet in 2015 Mick Jagger’s jacket from his 2017 European Tour; Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran’s matador-inspired costume for Madonna; a guitar signed by Pete Townshend; and Geri Halliwell’s sequin outfit, which is worn in the music video for the Spice Girls’ emblematic debut single “Wannabe”

The proceeds from the auction will be split between five charities – Nusaned, Beit El Baraka, Baytna Baytak, Al Fanar and House of Christmas – to ensure the funds reach the areas where they are most needed

“Lebanon is home to an artist community whose contributions to the cultural landscape cannot be overstated,” said Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s chairman for the Middle East

“The explosion in the port of Beirut this summer sent shock waves across the city and the world, hit every area of ​​society in Lebanon with countless stories of loss, damage and displacement. Sotheby’s has teamed up with our partners to hold the auction To Beirut with Love to provide much needed facilities and resources to support the healing process, ”he added

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