Royal coat sold at auc­tion

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A jacket be­long­ing to HH Sheikha Jawa­her bint Mo­hammed Al Qasimi, wife of the ruler of Shar­jah, fetched £100,000 (Dhs440,000) at a char­ity auc­tion. The item of cloth­ing went under the ham­mer along with 100 pairs of jeans do­nated by global icons at the Jeans for Refugees char­ity auc­tion – and bagged the high­est bid for an item. The gar­ment, re­designed with golden thread by Johnny Dar, an in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed fash­ion de­signer and artist from Cincin­nati, USA, was orig­i­nally ex­hib­ited from Oc­to­ber 24-30 at the Jeans for Refugees art ex­hi­bi­tion at the Saatchi Gallery in London. At the auc­tion, the Shar­jah Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (SCCI) bought the jacket, which was worn by Sheikha Jawa­her, the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR), dur­ing her visit to Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jor­dan in 2014.

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