Ever wanted to raid Victoria Beckham’s closet? You’re in luck! The posh fashion designer, 40, has opted to sell 600 pieces from clothing to accessories of her famed wardrobe — from her ‘90s pop starlet era to today — to support the mothers2mothers charity, which strives to eliminate the transmission of HIV and AIDS between mothers and their unborn children.
The former Spice Girl tweeted a photo with some of the mothers2mothers workers, writing, “Proceeds from my #VBxTHEOUTNET sale will support @M2MTweets in their mission to end mother-to-child HIV transmissionx.”
The sale will take place on Net-A-Porter’s outlet site, TheOutnet.com, from Aug. 20-25. The initiative started with gynecologist Dr. Mitch Besser, the husband of singer/songwriter and activist Annie Lennox, and has been supported by Vogue’s Anna Wintour and designer Stella McCartney.
David Beckham’s wife was inspired to make an extremely personal contribution after being invited by Wintour to travel to South Africa and meet some of the women affected earlier this year.
“Going through my wardrobe and my archive I found all these clothes – so many iconic pieces - that bring back such happy memories. I just felt a) I wanted to raise money and b) I wanted to share them,” she told British magazine Grazia. “These clothes have been on some incredible journeys – I’ve had so much fun in them, and I want to share that and give other people the chance to have a piece of what I’ve been so incredibly fortunate to have.”
To pick out the pieces, the designer’s mom, Jacqueline Doreen, and sister, Louise, helped her sift through her closet.
“My sister was so harsh,” Beckham admitted. “I’d be like, ‘Oooooh I can’t give this away,’ and she’d say, ‘Give me that. Put it in the box now…Harper is never going to want that!’ To be honest there are some pieces I’m sure Harper would love – I think I’ve donated the very best pieces - but there are a lot of other people out there who will really enjoy them.”
Of the 600 items they pulled to sell on a first-come, first-serve basis, 10 of Beckham’s most iconic looks will be auctioned off for the charity.