Beckhams clear out their closets

To support victims of Typhoon Haiyan

ELLE cover stars Victoria and David Beckham have donated eight boxes from their designer wardrobes to support the British Red Cross’ ‘Shop Drop for Philippines’ campaign for Typhoon Haiyan victims.

The donations include 100 pairs of Victoria’s heels and suits designed by close friends of the couple, Dolce & Gabbana, as well as dozens of dresses and tops. It also includes some of the couples’ most talked about fashion choices - notably, their matching Dickensian outfits worn at the Venice Film festival in 2006.


‘I look back on some stuff and think I can’t believe I actually wore that,' says David. 'I have no regrets, though – I knew at the time it was good.’

Victoria adds of the project: ‘Typhoon Haiyan has devastated the Philippines, killing thousand and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. The British Red Cross is now carrying out an enormous humanitarian relief project to help all those people in desperate need.


'David and I are supporting the Red Cross Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign and we urge everyone in Britain to do the same. Everyone has something in their closet they were holding onto, a dress, suit, or pair of shoes they thought they might wear again, dig them out, bag them up, drop them off and give someone else the chance to buy them, raising much needed funds for the Red Cross aid effort. Thank you.’

More than 13 million people have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on 8 November.

The Beckhams' donations will go on sale tomorrow, Friday 22 November, at the Kensington & Chelsea Red Cross Shop - 69-71 Old Church St, London SW3 5BS - which has extended its opening hours from 11am to 8pm for the occasion.

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