One hundred and one celebrities are coming together to raise funds for refugees worldwide by donating their jeans to be painted by fashion designer and artist Johny Dar, for a project called ‘Jeans for Refugees’.
The celebrities include Kate Moss, Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Sir Elton John and Usher, and all proceeds of the fundraising are going to the International Rescue Committee, a global charity organisation whose focus is refugees.
Each pair of jeans will be made into an individual art piece and will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London. At the end of the exhibition, the pieces will be auctioned off at a special online fundraiser, a press release said.
Johny Dar commented: “The refugee crisis has had an impact on everyone — it moves us all, it concerns us all. The concept behind 'Jeans for Refugees' is to spread a message through art, to create positive change and empower people to collaborate for a common goal, painting a new paradigm and inspiring a brighter world.”
He will be painting the jeans as a live art performance in a refugee camp for 7-10 days, during which he will paint non-stop every day, exploring the endurance and determination needed by millions of refugees as they seek to complete their journey and fulfil their shared dream of a new home and beginning, the press release added.
Dubai-based PR firm White Water PR has been contracted to generate awareness of the campaign among people in the region.
Participants from the Film, Art, Fashion and Music industries are contributing their jeans to the project, including:
Albert Hammond Junior, Alicia Vikander, Anna Wintour, Audrey Tatou, Bella Hadid, Benicio del Toro, Bryan Adams, Camille, Candice Swanepoel, Carl Cox, Carla Bruni, Cat Stevens, Catherine Deneuve, Chanel Iman, Charlotte Church, Christina Ricci, Christine Taylor, Claudia Schiffer, David Copperfield, Daniel Bruehl, Daniel Radcliffe, Dannii Minogue, Elle McPherson, Elton John, Emma Watson, Eva Herzigova, Fearne Cotton, Florence Welch, Heather Graham, Iris Berben, Isabelle Adjani, James Norton, Jamie Theakston, Jane Birkin, Jaoquin Phoenix, Jim Broadbent, Julio Iglesias, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss, Lars von Trier, Lily Allen, Linda Evangelista, Macy Gray, Marianne Faithful, Melanie C, Minnie Driver, Nicholas Hoult, Nina Hagen, Ozzy Osbourne, Peaches, Pedro Almodovar, P!nk, Roger Waters, Ryan Gosling, Sadie Frost, Selah Sue, Sharon Osbourne, Sharon Stone, Sofia Coppola, Tinie Tempah, Tom Waits, Toni Garrn, Tuppence Middleton, Twiggy, Usher, Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood, Woody Allen and many more.
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