Stars give their jeans to help refugees

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out -

Giving the shirt off your back used to be the ul­ti­mate sign of gen­eros­ity. But Hol­ly­wood stars Sharon Stone, Beni­cio Del Toro and Emma Wat­son have gone one bet­ter by do­nat­ing their trousers for a new char­ity drive called Jeans for Refugees.

Singers El­ton John and Lily Allen have also handed over their denims to the Amer­i­can artist and de­signer Johny Dar to trans­form and then auc­tion them off for the In­ter­na­tional Com­mit­tee for Refugees (ICR).

Within hours, on the on­line auc­tion site Catawiki, some­one had al­ready bid 5,000 eu­ros ($5,500) for Stone’s demins.

“The world refugee cri­sis has had an im­pact on ev­ery­one,” said the de­signer Dar, adding that the on­line auc­tion would close in Oc­to­ber.

The ICR was founded by sci­en­tist Al­bert Ein­stein in 1933 to help peo­ple es­cap­ing the Nazi regime in Ger­many.

CELEBRI­TIES HAVE HANDED OVER THEIR DENIMS TO THE AMER­I­CAN ARTIST AND DE­SIGNER JOHNY DAR TO TRANS­FORM AND THEN AUC­TION THEM OFF FOR THE IN­TER­NA­TIONAL COM­MIT­TEE FOR REFUGEES (ICR)

PHOTO: VA­LERIE MACON/ AFP

Shriya Saran (above); Jac­que­line Fer­nan­dez (above, right)

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