Sotheby’s auction in aid of Operation Bobbi Bear

Celebrities design teddy bears to help abused children in South Africa

This is the Missoni bear (held by Angela Missoni) - it is up for auction which is currently available for online bidding at http://gravelandgrand.com/auctions and then at Sotheby's in New York on the 8th, online and telephone bidders should bid using G&G for the live auction. 
This is the Missoni bear (held by Angela Missoni) - it is up for auction which is currently available for online bidding at http://gravelandgrand.com/auctions and then at Sotheby's in New York on the 8th, online and telephone bidders should bid using G&G for the live auction. 

Named after Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the teddy bear has roots in the American presidency — so it is fitting that former president Bill Clinton tops a 37-strong list of notable names who have designed a version of the iconic toy for charity.

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Hollywood stars including Nicole Kidman, Sharon Stone and Sean Penn are joined by jewellery and fashion brands such as Chopard, Versace and Roberto Cavalli. Karl Lagerfeld’s bear, for example, wears a signed white suit, while Missoni’s (pictured, with Angela Missoni) is covered in coloured buttons.

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The one-off creations will be auctioned by Sotheby’s this month in aid of Operation Bobbi Bear, a non-profit based in South Africa that rescues and supports sexually abused children and helps minimise their HIV risk by training local child-safety officers and running HIV awareness initiatives.

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