Kate Moss' charitable Christmas venture
Kate Moss found it "great fun" to work on a Christmas sweater for Save the Children.
The British supermodel has teamed up with Matchesfashion.com and a host of fashion designers and models on a charitable project. It's part of Save the Children's Fashion Saves Lives campaign, which aims to promote kids' rights, provide relief and help support youngsters in developing countries.
Kate worked alongside London designer Bella Freud, while Christopher Kane tapped Poppy Delevingne, Charlotte Olympia chose Karen Elson, Giles Deacon selected Erin O'Connor and Henry Holland worked with Dree Hemingway. Each duo came up with a fun and wearable jumper.
“Bella is an incredible designer, and a dear friend of mine, and it was great fun creating the exclusive festive jumper with her,” Kate told WWD of the project. “The fact that Save the Children’s work helps children around the world is amazing and, with the other models and designers, we’re proving that fashion really can save lives.”
In a campaign shot, Kate is seen standing next to her pal in a black jumper with the words 'Fairytale of New York' in white writing, taken from the same-titled song by Pogues.
For Christopher it was his 2008 collection which inspired his yuletide jumper; a black design with white dots, some of which give the illusion of shining. “It’s such a great cause, and being able to help children all around the world is so important at this time of year,” he smiled. “Poppy is a great role model and ambassador for the charity. The design was inspired from my fall 2008 collection. The palette embroidery makes it the perfect Christmas jumper.”
The stylish pieces will be available on Matchesfashion's website and each will be priced at $588, and all proceeds will go to Save the Children.