The latest events in America related to the murder of George Floyd have caused a great response not only among the local population of the country, but also in the fashion industry. Thus, some collectors of the vintage clothing from around the world have decided to unite and organize an online charity sale of designer archives in support of the anti-racist movement Black Lives Matter. In particular, funds will be directed to various anti-Semitic charities including The Okra Project, BlackWomen's Blueprint, Equal Justice Initiative, and La Vérité Pour Adama Traoré.
This initiative was supported by such vintage stores as Byronesque, Nina Gabbana, Pechuga Vintage, Serotonin, and many others – they are going to put up for sale unique items from their collections. Among the lots, you can find a jacket with the Fuck Racism inscription from the Jean Paul Gaultier collection in the fall of 1997, a Vivienne Westwood plaid corset, a Versace mini dress, a Christian Dior skirt, a leopard-print Roberto Cavalli top, Fendi, Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags and many other equally worthwhile things.
"I'm very excited about this sale, and can't wait to share with you all each seller selection. But I also want to remind everyone that this isn't about us. It's about a cause we all believe in, and want to help and support. The black community has been a victim of racism and inequality for centuries now and people need to realize that and take action against it. Raising money through a sale for donations is one way of many to help, but not the only way. Raising awareness and speaking up about what the black community is going through around us is very important too. So I hope that through this sale we will have the opportunity to do both", Marie Laboucarié, an owner of Nina Gabbana Vintage, said.
You can search for items participating in the sale by the tag # vtg4blm on ******* or the Nina Gabbana store website.
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