It's a limited-edition tee shirt which features black and lime green graphics designed by Peter Arnell. And it goes on sale next Tuesday, Feb. 16th. Proceeds will benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
We think it's a fabulous idea, and applaud designer Diane von Furstenberg for her hard work and passion as President of the CFDA, the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The devastating earthquake occured almost a month ago on January 12th, and the fashion industry is hoping people dig just a little deeper into their pockets and buy the striking tees to help the Haitian people who have suffered immensely.
“The tragedy in Haiti has affected everyone and most of us individually have given money for relief,” said Diane von Furstenberg, President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. “However, I think it is now important to send a message and create a channel for funding from fashion as an industry.”
And Beyonce is proud to become the face of Fashion for Haiti tee shirt campaign. “Join me and the fashion industry by buying and wearing the Fashion for Haiti T-shirt. Together we can send a message of hope by raising much needed funds for the people of Haiti.”
The tees come in women's and men's styles, and should be available in e-boutiques and retailers across the country on the 16th. You can learn more details at the CFDA.
We give a big hug to the CFDA, because the council always supports those in need, and really understands the word 'loyalty.' The initiative gets the blessing and support of the fashion industry, including the entire CFDA membership, and carries the endorsement of fashion leaders Tory Burch, Kevin Carrigan, Francisco Costa, Oscar de la Renta, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Andrew Rosen, Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang, Anna Wintour, Italo Zucchelli, among many others.