To Beirut With Love: Fashion & Art Converge to Raise Funds for Lebanon

By Sotheby's
Auction of Unique Pieces Donated by Figures Across the Cultural Sphere

Starring Emma Stone’s Elie Saab Dress Last Worn on the Oscars Red Carpet,
Geri Halliwell’s Showstopping Costume from Spice Girls Debut Single ‘Wannabe’
& a Bracelet Gifted by Art World’s ‘Enfant Terrible’ Damien Hirst

Open for Bidding from 7 – 15 December
“Lebanon is home to an artistic community whose contributions to the cultural landscape cannot be overstated. The explosion in the Port of Beirut this summer sent shockwaves through the city and the world, impacting every sector of society in Lebanon with countless tales of loss, damage and displacement. Sotheby’s has come together with our partners to host the auction ‘To Beirut with Love’ to provide much-needed relief and funds to aid the healing process.”
Edward Gibbs, Sotheby’s Chairman for the Middle East

This December, Sotheby’s is partnering with Creatives for Lebanon and Art for Beirut – two not-for-profit organisations created by the Lebanese diaspora in the wake of the tragic blast in Beirut on 4 August – to raise funds for the people of Beirut through the medium of the arts. Comprising a handpicked selection of donations from leading contemporary artists, fashion designers and jewellery designers, ‘To Beirut with Love’ will be open for bidding from 7 – 15 December. Following the sale, in collaboration with IMPACT Lebanon and LIFE (Lebanese International Finance Executives), the proceeds will be shared amongst five charities, ensuring that the funds reach the areas that need it the most.

The charities chosen include Nusaned, Beit El Baraka and Baytna Baytak, whose focus is on shelter for displaced families and rehabilitating residential homes and local businesses, Al Fanar, a venture philanthropy organisation who provide support for social entrepreneurs and small businesses, and lastly House of Christmas, who will help preserve and protect heritage buildings.

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