Fashion icon and philanthropist Mouna Ayoub has shared with Vivian a catalog of her upcoming charity auction, which will take place January 30, 31, and February 1, 2, 2015. The charitable auction's revenues will go to the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, to the Cinéfondation and to A Chacun son Everest. Ms. Ayoub has requested we share the catalog with our friends, which we are happy to do, below. We also invite include four links for each of the four days of sale showcasing 1900 lots in all to be sold in favor of those foundations, as well as information on the foundations. Please consider sharing your support.
Iconic brands offered include Chanel, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Donna Karan, Hermes Paris, John Galliano, Yves Saint Laurent and more.
Boasting some 150,000 objects, the collections of Musée des Arts Decoratifs are privileged testaments to the French art of living, the savoir-faire of its craftsmen and industrialists, the research and creativity of its artists, the passion of its collectors, the generosity of our donors and the desire to pass these riches on to others. There is not a single technique, material or type of object that cannot be found in the Arts Décoratifs inventories: tiepin, escritoire, doll’s house, scenic wallpaper, stained glass, wood, enamel, plastic, shark’s skin and amaranth…the list is endless. Many criteria governed the selection of some 6,000 objects for permanent display, including their exemplarity, use, economy, craftsmanship, prowess and symbolism.
Created in 1998 and devoted to the search for new talent, the Cinéfondation selects fifteen to twenty short and medium-length films each year from film schools all over the world.
The Cinéfondation selection forms part of the Official Selection and the selected films are presented to the Cinéfondation and Shorts Jury which awards a prize to the best three at an official ceremony.
Each year more than 1600 student films are sent to the Cinéfondation, a testimony of the diversity and dynamism of the young international cinematographic creation. Since 1998 more than 280 films from more than a hundred schools in the world have been selected.
The Association was founded in 1994 by Dr. Christine Janin, first French summit of Everest, and Professor André Baruchel, chief of pediatric hematology department of the Robert Debré Hospital in Paris. A Chacun son Everest! builds on the strength of symbolic parallel between the difficulty of the ascent of a summit and that the path to healing.
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Source: Mouna Ayoub