December 6, 2014
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Gavel & Land
Paris, France – A constellation of the top stars in fashion, music and cinema have designed special teddy bears for auction to benefit the Life Ball in what is known as the “Operation Bobbi Bear”. This is a South African organisation that work to protect children from sexual abuse and to minimise the risk of HIV infection.
Among the fashion names having created Bobby Bear designs are Ennio Capasa for Costume National; Dan & Dean Caten for Dsquared; Jean-Paul Gaultier, Etro, Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Missoni, Philip Treacy, Roberto Cavalli, Tony Ward, Versace, Vivienne Westwood and Diesel by Nicola Formichetti.
The stars representing the music and cinema worlds participating in this event are Adam Lambert, Adrien Brody, Alicia Keys, Barbara Eden, Beth Dito, former President Bill Clinton, Bruno Mars, Carmen Electra, Conchita Wurst, Dita Von Teese, Eva Longoria, Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson, Lindsay Lohann, Nelly Furtado, Nicole Kidman, Olga Kurylenko, Ricky Martin, Sean Penn, Sharon Stone, Sir Elton John, etc.
A special auction will be held at Sotheby’s in New York City on Monday, December 8, 2014. The public is welcome to see all the teddy bears and bid on them by visiting http://gavelandgrand.com/auction/bobbibear.