Supermodel Toni Garrn is having a super-glamorous wardrobe clear-out
THE SECOND-HAND SUPERMODEL
This week Toni Garrn (above) is teaming up with fashion’s favourite pre-loved seller Vestiaire Collective to bring her NYC Supermodel Charity Sale online and to the UK. Fellow supers (including Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss and Gisele Bündchen) have donated clothing and accessories, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to the Toni Garrn Foundation, which helps keep girls in Africa in school.
What inspired you to organise the sale?
My wardrobe was overflowing. And I thought it would be a great way to raise money for my next project: funding boarding houses on school sites in Zimbabwe. Vestiaire Collective is a perfect partner because it encourages shopaholics to recycle the pieces they aren’t wearing. You can find unique and sold-out items by shopping pre-owned.
Who’s your style icon?
Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. I’m thrilled that the show’s stylist, Patricia Field, gave me pieces for the sale that Sarah Jessica Parker wore.
What are your top sale picks?
Naomi has donated an amazing lace cami dress and Kate Upton sent Louis Vuitton shoes that I love. There’s a vintage denim jacket with Kate Moss’s famous Bowie-inspired Vogue cover handpainted on the back – Kate has also signed the inside of it. And Bella Freud has designed an amazing T-shirt to support the cause.
Bella Freud T-shirt, £55, and supermodel Toni Garrn’s Celine bracelet, £160
A Vilshenko dress, £400, donated by Laura Bailey for Toni Garrn’s Supermodel Charity Sale in collaboration with Vestiaire Collective
Any advice for your shoppers? Get there early! Each item will have a tag specifying who donated it.
What pieces from your wardrobe will be up for grabs? Around eight suitcases… Every time I walked past my wardrobe I’d pull out more, including a Vetements jumper, Vionnet dresses, Prada and Aquazzura shoes…
Vestiairecollective.com will be selling 100 pieces from Thursday. The London pop-up will be at 21 Slingsby Place, London WC2, on 10-12 November, with Toni herself helping out on the 10th
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