Coronavirus: fashion-related online charity auction

The commitment of fashion in the fight against Coronavirus it becomes more concrete every day, and between donations and productions of masks and sanitizing gels, there is also space for philanthropic initiatives. It is the case of #LesTalentsSengagent, an online charity auction organized by the journalist and biographer of Yves Saint Laurent Laurence Benaïm, the proceeds of which will be donated to the association SOS EHPAD, in support of the elderly affected by the virus in nursing homes, providing them with assistance and sanitary material such as gloves, masks and antibacterial products.

It will be possible to participate from 24 to 27 April 2020, trying to win collectibles and exclusive experiences in collaboration with large fashion houses, including, the most coveted lot, a guided and private tour in theCoco Chanel’s apartment on Rue Cambon 31 in Paris. By combining charity with collecting and a passion for fashion and design, #LesTalentsSengagent is further confirmation of how the fashion system is more determined than ever to fight against Coronavirus. The auction catalog will be available on the websites,, is starting from April 24th. Offers can be made directly on these sites (account creation required to participate) until April 27.

Here is the complete list of participants in the auction and the prizes to be won.

  • ADEL ABDESSEMED (artist): autographed work “Java “, 2020, charcoal on paper, 59 x 42 cm.

  • ALAN GELATI (photographer): original portrait of the footballer Neymar.

  • ALBER ELBAZ (designer): an original sketch of the stylist.

  • ALEXANDRE GUIRKINGER (photographer): “Scooter Fleur”, 2019. Dimensions: 30x40cm. Frameless chromogenic print made by the photographer on glossy Kodak paper. Number 5 of a series of 15.

  • ANTOON KRINGS (writer and illustrator): original colored pencil drawing of the cover of the volume “Rose petite rose”, the 67th title of the children’s book series “Drôles de Petites Bêtes “, (Gallimard Jeunesse, Giboulée), out in June. Dimensions: 20 x 20 cm.

  • BETTY CATROUX (model and fashion icon): a photo of Betty and Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, from the late 1960s, which will be signed by the model with a dedication for the future buyer. Photography is a gift from the Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.

  • BOUCHERON (jewelery house): a dinner for two in the Boucheron suite on Place Vendôme, Paris.

  • CELINE: a design chair in natural oak, designed by Hedi Slimane in homage to the Bauhaus aesthetic. A collector’s item, part of the furniture of the Celine boutiques since 2019, normally not for sale and gift from the maison. Dimensions: 77 x 44.5 x 49.2 cm; seat size: 35cm.

  • CHANEL: a guided tour for two in Coco Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, above the maison’s original atelier and classified as a historic monument in the city. The visit will take place in 2021, once the restoration work currently in progress has been completed.

  • CHARLOTTE CHESNAIS (jewelry designer): a bronze sculpture made with the lost wax technique, presented for the first time at the 2019 Hyères Festival, before a series of eight. Dimensions: 30 x 30 cm.

  • DANIEL ARON (artist): an exclusive work gift from the artist.

  • DELPHINE HORVILLEUR (editor in chief of the Jewish magazine Tenou’a): a “Mezuzah”, that is a wooden box destined to collect a piece of parchment with sacred texts and to be hung on the lintel of the doors of the Jewish houses. It represents the facade of a famous “central synagogue” in New York, a historic building on Lexington Avenue inaugurated in 1872.

  • DIOR PARFUMS: a private and exclusive visit to the Château de la Colle Noire, in Calian, Provence, where Christian Dior was inspired by his perfumes, among the aromas of olive trees, roses and jasmine.

  • ERIC CANTONA (actor and footballer): a sports shirt that will be autographed by the buyer.

  • AZZEDINE ALAÏA FOUNDATION: A guided tour for two of the exhibition “Alaïa Balenciaga “ organized by Olivier Saillard, Christoph Von Weigh and Carla Sozzani, followed by a lunch in the kitchens of the foundation.

  • FRANK HORVAT (photographer): an autographed photograph taken in 1962 in Rome for Harper’s Bazaar, with the model Deborah Dixon.

  • GIORGIO ARMANI: an original sketch by the designer.

  • INDIA MAHDAVI (architect): a Bishop glazed copper ceramic, created in 2000 and in a limited edition. Dimensions: height 60 cm x thickness 40 cm.

  • INÈS DE LA FRESSANGE (model and designer): a leather trench coat from the Ines collection of the spring summer 2020 of her brand, Fressange Paris, a unique piece that the designer decorated live during the show.

  • Jacquemus: an invitation for his next show.

  • JEAN CLAUDE ELLENA (perfumer): 500 ml of extract of the perfume “The Essence of Jasmine”. The bottles will be signed by the perfume creator and accompanied by a letter from the NEZEN company describing the notes. It is a unique, original and non-marketed creation.

  • JEAN CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC (designer):Milky Way “, drawing on ink and felt tip pen.

  • KERING (multinational group): a private tour of the Kering office at 40 rue de Sèvres in Paris, an architectural jewel of the city, followed by a lunch for six in the heart of the lavender fields.

  • KYLIAN MBAPPÉ (footballer): original and autographed photograph taken by Jean Etienne Portail.

  • KEREN ANN (songwriter): Eastwood Semi Hollow Body Classic Series electric guitar, with original case.

  • LAETITIA CASTA (model): a photograph of the model with Yves Saint Laurent taken by David Altan in 1999, autographed by both the photographer and Laetitia Casta.

  • LEILA SLIMANI (writer): a creative writing workshop focused on the theme of memory.

  • MARISA BERENSON (actress and model): a portrait of him taken by John Engstead in 1977 in vintage print format.

  • MICHEL GAUBERT (composer): a Gucci bag personalized by the artist.

  • MYLENE FARMER (songwriter): an original drawing signed by the artist.

  • NATHALIE RYKIEL (writer): a plaque offered by the Paris City Hall to Nathalie Rykiel on 30 September 2018 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Allée Sonia Rykiel, boulevard Raspail. It will be signed by Nathalie Rykiel and signed on the back in the name of the buyer.

  • PATOU: a wool coat, embroidered with ex voto. A unique garment made by Guillaume Henry, with lapel sleeves and flap pockets, fully lined.

  • PIERRE HARDY (shoe designer): two pairs of “Slider” model sneakers signed by the designer. It is a unique accessory, and the set will include an existing model to choose from among the various collections as well as a unique model (dimensions: 42 x 29.7 cm) signed by the designer.

  • PIERRE HERMÉ (master pastry chef): a private lesson on how to make macarons in his pastry shop on rue Fortuny in Paris.

  • RACHIDA BRAKNI (actress): one day together on the set of his next project.

  • RARE CHAMPAGNE: a bottle Rare Champagne magnum from 1998, donated by the cellar master Régis Camus who signed the bottle. A tasting experience of 3 rare vintages is associated, and a lunch for 2 at the Villa Rare Champagne in Reims.

  • REDEMPTION: a cotton dress with zebra pattern, worth € 1 545. The dress was also worn by model Heidi Klum during the America’s Got Talent episode on March 4, 2020.

  • RENAUD CAPUÇON (violinist): participation in a private trial of the violinist.

  • RITZ PARIS: a 4-hour pastry lesson for two with François Perret, recently named Best Pastry Chef of the Grandes Tables du Monde, at the Ritz Escoffier School, followed by a French tea with champagne for two at Salon Proust. Two aprons from the Ritz Escoffier school signed by François Perret will also be offered.

  • RUINART (champagne house): a limited edition 3 liter Jeroboam bottle of champagne signed by the Brazilian artist Vik Muniz (only 30 copies), with champagne from the famous vintage Blanc de Blancs. The bottle can be transformed into a piece of furniture. In addition, the Maison Ruinart will offer an exceptional tour of its art collections and its UNESCO heritage cellars in Reims, followed by a gourmet lunch for two, prepared by its chef, combining dishes and cuvées of champagne.

  • SOPHIE FONTANEL (writer and fashion journalist): a copy of his latest book, Nobelle (Robert Laffont 2019) enriched by his personal notes, with unpublished clarifications on the origins of the book and revelations on the true identity of the characters.

  • STÉPHANE BERN (journalist): a private and guided tour of the Palace of Versailles.

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