Scarlett Johansson: The Latest Celebrity Designer To Help Haiti
From Gwen Stefani and Pamela Anderson to Alanis Morissette, Natalie Portman and Avril Lavigne, it seems as though people from all corners of the entertainment industry continue to be summoned to add their own unique twist to the fashion and accessories that we choose to wear. Some, such as Kate Moss for Topshop and Justin Timberlake’s William Rast are equally praised by critics and favored by the masses for their stylish sensibilities while others, such as Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Bitten clothing line and Heidi Montag’s Heidiwood end up being caught up in the shuffle and ultimately cast aside.
One of the first fashion lines to ever establish a celebrity partnership, MANGO — a trans-national Barcelona-based purveyor of clothing and accessories — created limited edition pieces with the likes of Penelope Cruz, Elizabeth Hurley and Milla Jovovich. Their latest muse happens to be Scarlett Johansson, but instead of focusing solely on her good looks to pimp out their products, the company is using their collaboration as a way to raise funds for Haiti earthquake survivors.
Johansson’s handbag, emblazoned with the antique cartography of the Haiti region, will retail for approximately $30 U.S. dollars and directly benefit Oxfam’s Haiti Earthquake Response Fund. Available up until March via all 1391 of Mango’s global locations, the words “Supporting the people of Haiti” can be found on the interior of the bag as well as the actress’ own signature. The affordable accessory is not only recession friendly but enables fashionistas a way to make a charitable contribution to the earthquake-devastated region without breaking the bank.