Victoria Beckham is selling off more than 600 items from her own wardrobe in aid of charity Mothers2mothers. In association with The Outnet – and with the support of Christie’s, which valued the items – the sale will take place from August 20 to 25, if the pieces last that long.
“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,” Beckham said. “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. We approached The Outnet as they have an incredible global reputation and are the perfect partner for us to build awareness and raise as much money as possible for Mothers2mothers.”
Beckham visited the charity’s base in South Africa earlier this year and has revealed that she was “moved” to do something to help its work. The charity trains, employs and empowers Mentor Mothers – who are mothers living with HIV – in order to educate them on how to prevent the transmission of HIV from mothers to babies and improve the health of women and their families.
“After spending just a few days with these remarkable women and learning more about the charity from Mitch [founder of Mothers2mothers, Dr Mitch Besser] and his lovely wife Annie Lennox, I wanted to do as much as I could,” Beckham added. “It really was a life-changing experience; I’ve never experienced anything like it.”
The sale will include hats, shoes, bags, jewellery, designer ready-to-wear, costume pieces, coats, skiwear and evening dresses. Those wishing to bid should register at Theoutnet.com/vbcharitysale