Stella x Smart Works Fashion Auction in association with Christie’s

We’re delighted to announce today that we have launched the first ever Stella x Smart Works Fashion Auction in association with Christie’s.  

This significant moment sees 34 iconic women come together to generously donate their cherished fashion items to raise funds for Smart Works.  

From a Birkin bag donated by its namesake, Jane Birkin, to two stunning black bustiers worn by Victoria Beckham in the naughties, each item in the auction has played in an important role in its donors’ personal story. Every piece will now go on to play a part in the success story of another woman, with 100% of proceeds raised through the auction going to Smart Works.  

The auction is hosted by Christie’s and runs until 15th September. The lots are offered without reserve – to own a piece of fashion history and play a part in another woman’s success story, head to the Christie’s viewing room at christies.com/stellaxsmartworks    

Kate Stephens, Smart Works CEO: 

“Passing on a treasured possession to help another woman succeed is a powerful concept and one we passionately believe in at Smart Works. All proceeds from the incredible pieces in this auction will help give women across the UK the toolkit they need to transform their lives. As we navigate this pandemic, we know more women than ever before will need our support and it’s been wonderful to see our community come together to help us during this time. We’re thankful to those who have so generously donated their cherished items for this cause, and to Stella and Christie’s for making this concept a reality, so we can carry on providing support to those who need it most.”

Caitlin Yates, Head of Sale, Private & Iconic Collections, London: 

“We are honoured to have been entrusted with this Fashion Auction to benefit Smart Works and to be working hand in hand with Stella. The online sale from 21 August to 15 September 2020 provides fans, admirers and collectors with the opportunity to obtain an era-defining memento from our iconic donors and support such a noble cause at such a profound moment.”

Caroline Barrett, Editor Stella:

 “This is no ordinary auction. Every item represents a piece of fashion history and we are so grateful to all our 34 high-profile donors for kindly parting with something which clearly meant a lot to them. Their generosity will literally change the lives of the thousands of women who are helped by Smart Works charity every year.”

 

Photography by Kevin Davies
Art Direction by Krishna Sheth
Styling by Sophie Warburton