by Ivo Jackson
|What happens if you cross a comedian with a fashion designer?|
|You get couture for a cause!|
This year, Italian fashion house Valentino, global fashion leader for almost half a century, and Ben Stiller, star of Meet The Fockers, Night At the Museum, Zoolander, and other famous comedy films, joined forces to raise money for disadvantaged children around the world.
|Elisabetta Ferracini||Maria Grazia Cucinotta||Nathalie Rapti Gomez|
Making its debut September 8, 2011, the Valentino “T-Shirt Couture for the Stiller Foundation” signature t-shirt is a beautiful way to support programs designed to help all children reach their fullest potential. The Valentino Stiller Foundation t-shirt is a delicately designed piece made from nude stretch jersey with lace detail. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, creative directors for Valentino, designed the shirt with versions for both girls and women.
|Valentino Stiller Foundation Ladies T-Shirt||Valentino Stiller Foundation Girls T-Shirt|
Half of all proceeds from the sale of the couture tee will go towards The Stiller Foundation’s programs to improve the lives of children around the world. The shirt can be purchased at Valentino boutiques around the world or online at shop.valentino.com. The shirt is part of the Autumn-Winter 2011-2012 Collection.
The Stiller Foundation, founded in 2010 by American comedic actor Ben Stiller, says that their primary objective is “to promote the education and well-being of children worldwide through initiatives that focus on education.” Ben Stiller is the son of American comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.
Since its inception, the Stiller Foundation has focused primarily on providing educational opportunities for children in Haiti through the construction of schools through the Haitian School Initiative, an effort to aid children affected by the earthquake of January 2010.
Valentino has actively supported charities and causes through benefit events throughout the brand’s history. This unique fundraiser is in line with the “modern evolution,” orchestrated by Chiuri and Piccioli since they took over as designers for Valentino in 2009, subsequent to the retirement of founder Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani.
|Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani||Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri|
The Roman duo are also the creators of Valentino Timeless, a new line of luxury timepieces styled to appeal to the high standards and tastes of fashionistas and watch enthusiasts alike.
|Valentino Ladies V54SBQ9797-S099
Eden Collection Watch
|Valentino Ladies V57MBQ4R01IS001
Lace Collection Watch
If you like Valentino timepieces, you might like Versace watches, as well.
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