Oxfam Curiosity Shop to Sell Dresses from Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, and More


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Scarlett Johansson in the Dolce & Gabbana dress she donated to Oxfam.

Not much beats shopping, especially when it's for a good cause. Throw in some serious star power and who can resist?

Oxfam is teaming up again with chic British retailer Selfridges for the 2011 Curiosity Shop, which will sell designer samples, high-end vintage pieces, and (best of all!) donations straight from the closets of celebrities including Kate Moss, Scarlett Johansson, Alice Temperley, Lily Allen, Helen Mirren, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Livia Firth (the fashionable wife of Colin), Annie Lennox (watch her in the below video), and more.

All the money raised by the sale will benefit global Oxfam projects that support and empower women through education, anti-violence campaigning, and fighting HIV and AIDS. This year's sale is the second such event; last year's raised £250,000, or about $400,922 U.S.

"The Oxfam Curiosity Shop is a fantastic idea," Johansson said in a statement. "What a great way to give old clothes a new lease on life. As a global ambassador for Oxfam, I have seen how the charity's work can change people's lives. In India and Sri Lanka I've visited projects that are helping poor people find their own solutions to poverty. So, I'm delighted to be able to donate this beautiful Dolce & Gabbana dress that I wore to last year's Drama Desk Awards in New York. This dress holds treasured memories for me because that was such a special evening. I hope somebody else enjoys wearing it as much as I did."

Other pieces that likely hold A-list memories? The Kate Moss for Topshop dress that the supermodel sported on her 30th birthday and the navy gown Firth wore to the 2011 BAFTAs.

The Selfridges shop on Oxford St. in London will be open from April 1 to April 10.

Meanwhile, find out where you can shop to help Japan relief.


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