High street giant Topshop is to auction five bespoke dresses it created for the prestigious MET Gala in New York earlier this year, in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.
Hosted on eBay, the auction will go live at 7pm this evening (27 November).
Worn by well-known faces from fashion and showbiz - Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Toni Garn, Chanel Iman and Zoe Kravtiz - the stunning gowns were painstakingly handmade in Topshop’s London atelier, each designed with the star’s personal style in mind.
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer is Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s big, bold and brave fashion campaign. Originally founded by Ralph Lauren in 1994 after he lost a close friend to the disease, Breakthrough established the campaign in the UK in 1996, bringing the best of British talent to the fight.
Natalie Legg, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’s Campaign Manager, says:
“We are incredibly excited that Topshop is auctioning these exquisite dresses in aid of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. The MET Gala is a global fashion event, so it is an honour to have pieces that have taken centre stage now play a vital role in supporting our cause.
“Since 1996 Fashion Targets Breast Cancer has united the fashion world, and empowered women to join us as a force against this disease. As a leading name in fashion, Topshop has played an invaluable role in this campaign for many years.
“More women than ever are being diagnosed with breast cancer so we can’t take our eyes off this fight. The proceeds from this auction will help to fund Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s life-saving research, so we wish Topshop – and everyone bidding for a piece of fashion history – the very best of luck.”
Topshop has been an incredible supporter of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer since 2007, creating limited edition designs for the annual capsule collection. This auction marks the first of its kind for the campaign and the money raised will support Breakthrough’s life-saving research.
The auction will open on eBay at 7pm this evening (27 November) and eager auction-goers have until 7 December to bid on the showstopper gowns.