Fashion power house Gucci launched its 4th annual Campaign to Benefit UNICEF on 19th November 2008. Gucci’s creative director Frida Gianni has designed the exclusive “Tattoo Heart” collection in support of UNICEF’s life-saving initiative for children affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

The all-white collection features a stylised heart tattoo with iconic Gucci symbols on a range on accessories. Gucci will donate 25% of the proceeds from the collection in Gucci stores in over 20 countries from November 19th 2008 till January 31st 2009.

Gucci Tattoo Heart Collection

Gucci Tattoo Heart Collection

Gucci has been raising funds for UNICEF since 2004. Past campaigns have helped UNICEF’s programs in Malawi and Mozambique, where  the HIV/AIDS pandemic has orphaned over one million children.

Grammy winning Barbados-born singer Rihanna is the global representative of the campaign and is featured in Gucci’s UNICEF 2009 Holiday ad’s. She is looking uber-chic in the ad’s that launched just this month.

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Doll by Moschino

Doll by Moschino

World’s top fashion designers are creating a series of dolls to help raise funds for UNICEF’s vaccination program for the children of Darfur. The program gives money to centers that are dedicated to vaccinating children under five years old against the six most deadly childhood diseases.

The participating designers include BCBG Max Azria, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Chistian Lacroix, Dolce and Gabbana, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Jean-paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sonia Rykiel, Stella McCartney, Versacr and Yves Saint Laurent among others.

These one-of-a-kind Raggedy Anne type dolls will be featured in an exhibition called “sweet face” at the Petit Palais in Paris which will run from November 18th to the 23rd, 2008- organized by UNICEF France. The designer dolls will then be sold at auction, either on the internet, or on November 27th at Drouot Montaigne- Paris’s prestigious auction house. All proceeds from the sale will go to UNICEF. (more…)