NEW YORK, Sep 25, 2008 / FW/ — After its successful launch at Cipriani’s in New York early this month, Lingerie Miami, not-for-profit organization that helps women be self supporting, announced its plan for its first fund raising event.
With the mantra, ‘Philanthropy just got sexy,’ a fashion show that will feature luxury lingerie designers from around the world had been planned for February 7, 2009 at Miami’s stunning bay-front Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.
With some of the world’s leading designers and high-profile luxury brands including Agent Provocateur; Fifi Chachnil along with corsetiere-to-the-stars, Mr. Pearl, a catwalk show based on the theme ‘ ‘take you on a trip back in time: the decadent elegance of the 1930s meets the soigné danger of a Bond girl’ will be staged.
“This is a new approach to philanthropy,” says Renata Mutis Black, founder of 7Bar Global and creator of Lingerie Miami. “It’s about having a way to ensure sustained impact and what better way than with the marriage of fashion, philanthropy and microfinance.”
“I wanted to create a vehicle to help expand the reach of microfinance so we can impact more women globally,” Ms. Black added.
Lingerie Miami seeks to raise two million dollars, net proceeds of which will be invested in women living under $1 (US) per day in seven countries including Colombia, the United States, Haiti, Jamaica and India.
The inaugural countries will remain beneficiaries for the life of the brand.
Lingerie Miami is a franchise show and will be produced in New York, Las Vegas, London and Paris.
For more information on the event, please visit www.lingeriemiami.org.