To Beirut With Love: Sotheby’s fashion and art auction to help rebuild Beirut

By Hala Fayad
04 Dec,2020

This December, Sotheby’s is partnering with Creatives for Lebanon and Art for Beirut – two non-profit organizations created by the Lebanese diaspora the to raise funds for the people of Beirut



The auction includes a handpicked selection of donations from leading contemporary artists, fashion and jewelery designers, starting from Emma Stone’s Elie Saab Gown from her latest Oscars red carpet, on to Geri Halliwell’s show stopping costume from Spice Girls debut single “Wannabe”, and Egyptian actress Sherihan’s luxurious silk haute couture gown that she co-designed and wore for her Ramadan show Arabian Nights in 1987.




Emma Stone in Elie Saab - Oscar 2015



Sherihan - 1987



‘To Beirut with Love’ will be open for bidding from December 7th until the 15th. 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 mostly in need areas.



The charities chosen include NusanedBeit El Baraka and Baytna Baytak, whose focus is on shelter, Al Fanar, who provides support for social entrepreneurs and small businesses, and lastly House of Christmas, who will help preserve and protect heritage buildings.