An auction of David Bailey images commissioned by GQ at Camp Bastion, the British military's base in Afghanistan, raised over £350,000 for Help for Heroes. 50 of the greatest photographs to appear in GQ over the last 25 years were auctioned at the magazine's 25th anniversary dinner, held at the Phillips Gallery in London, raising £150,000 for The Prince's Trust. Vogue's Fashion's Night In raised £93,000 for the charity Kid's Company. Glamour auctioned Dannii Minogue's wardrobe with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Care, and also collaborated on a major campaign with the mental health charity MIND. Teaming up with Frankie Sandford from chart-topping band The Saturdays, this achieved high awareness for the charity through national print and online coverage. House & Garden teamed up with Maggie's Centres with the aim of raising £100,000. Its readers held a variety of fund-raising events, each with a garden connection, while Maggie's hosted garden open days, each having been designed by celebrated landscape architects.
Condé Nast France announced the creation of the Vogue Paris Foundation to support and promote contemporary fashion design. One of the fund’s main objectives is to help the Palais Galliera, the City of Paris Fashion Museum, to acquire rare and invaluable pieces by today’s couture houses, fashion designers and photographers, in order to build on its contemporary collections and further enhance future public exhibitions. The first Vogue Paris Foundation Gala dinner was held on 9th July 2014 at the Palais Galliera, and provided an opportunity to raise further funding for the museum, in addition to Vogue Paris’s €100,000 endowment.
Les Publications Condé Nast donated close to €30,000 to Sidaction, an AIDS charity, over the past three years. €10,000 was donated to The Clarins Foundation to fund auto-immune disease research. French Vogue has worked on a number of cause-related campaigns publishing adverts with key clients including Bulgari & Save The Children, Estée Lauder & L'Association Le Cancer Du Sein Parlons-en, Ralph Lauren, Pink Pony, Anne Fontaine & Fondation Anne Fontaine, Uniqlo & Save Japan. French AD has worked with clients including Trisomy 21, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, and S.T. Dupont for Japanese Red Cross Society. French GQ published free adverts to support AFD, Diabétic French Association, MVE Foundation, Uniqlo and Save Japan, among others. French Glamour offered two pages of advertising for Estee Lauder & L'Association Le Cancer du Sein Parlons-en.
L'Uomo Vogue was involved in a concert in honour of Sophia Loren, directed by her son, Carlo Ponti Jr, who featured in the December issue of the magazine, and proceeds from ticket sales were shared between the Children for Peace and Children Priority charities. L'Uomo Vogue partnered with car manufacturer Citroën to raise money and awareness to improve health conditions of women and children around the world. A specially designed "Citroën DS3 Cabrio L'Uomo Vogue" prototype was sold at a silent auction, raising €100,000 for the Women Create Life organisation. Vogue.it has a long-standing relationship with Fondazione Tommasino Bacciotti to raise awareness for children living with brain cancer, while GQ works in partnership with La Fondazione Per Sophia supporting an academic laboratory that promotes education and research. Vanity Fair Italy is the official media partner of Amfar, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Franca Sozzani co-hosted a charity gala dinner with Mohamed Alabbat, the Chairman of Emaar Properties as part of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience. Exclusive fashion creations and experiences were auctioned and rasied $5 million for Dubai Cares, a charity which promotes children's education in developing countries around the world.
Condé Nast Brazil, in association with Editoria Globo, supported Projeto Generosidade, an annual writing competition where the winner receives R$200,000. Vogue Brazil organised an auction in partnership with Gisele Bündchen in which eight dresses created for her by Brazilian stylists were sold. The money was donated to eco-friendly associations supported by Gisele. Casa Vogue developed a project with the designer Gaetano Pesce in which he created an artistic floor which was then sold in pieces in a silent auction, and proceeds were donated to Projeto Aquarela.
German Vogue Fashion's Night Out donates profits to local charities in the cities where events take place. Donations have included €20,000 for Berliner Tafel e.V; €20,000 for Kinderhospiz Regenbogenland, a children's hospice based in Dusseldorf; €30,000 for the Berliner Tafel e.V as well as €30,000 to the Kinderhospiz Regenbogenland. A further €10,000 was donated to the Shwe Shwe Poppi Project based in Soweto, South Africa.
Spanish Vogue produced a Fashion's Night Out pack for €20 with 15% of sales being donated to Aldeas Infantiles, a non-profit organisation dedicated to offering children at risk a stable home and upbringing. Over 1,000 packs were sold.
GQ Korea organized GQ Pop-up Store selling GQ editors' pick of products, and during the past 5 years this store has made a 125 million KRW donation to give educational support to unprivileged children. Vogue Girl Korea's Pink Wings Campaign has focused on helping children of families without parents since 2010. Total proceeds of 148 million KRW raised by this campaign went to the Korean Red Cross. Allure Korea holds annual Green Allure Campaign with eco-conscious brands, donating profits of 104 million KRW accumulatively to Green Korea United to help save wild animals. W Korea’s annual breast cancer campaign and charity gala dinner titled 'Love Your W' supports patients’ medical expenses with the Korea Breast Cancer Foundation. All CN brands in Korea co-host a year-end charity bazaar every year since 1999, donating profits to designated charities.
Vogue Taiwan made a donation of NT $500,000 to Earth Water, a UN recognised fund supporting sustainable water projects. Earth Water launches many global bottle initiatives which see more people worldwide gain access to clean drinking water.
México & Latin America
Condé Nast Mexico and Latin America worked with senior housewives of Tsimani to create handrafted artisanal eco-friendly products using back issues of Condé Nast magazines, sold to support several low-income families. Vogue México also hosted The Kick-off Charity Gala. Exhibited items and art pieces were auctioned alongside 13 artisanal dolls dressed by international designers. The event raised $324,000 MXP, and all proceeds were donated to the Friends of the Museum of Folk Art Association, Children's Mexico Funds and International Society of Values of Mexican Art.
Vogue Russia organised a charity art auction, tying in with the magazine's 10th anniversary. 31 international and national fashion houses participated in the auction raising €700,000 for The Northern Crown Charity Foundation which supports orphaned children. Vogue Russia also hosted a charity event as part of Fashion's Night Out in Moscow selling a collection of tote bags which featured an image of Russian model Natasha Poly. The proceeds were donated to the foundation "Who Else, If Not Me", helping children in difficult life situations.
House & Garden's main focus has been to support the Southern Guild Design Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at growing the local design industry. As media sponsor the magazine runs editorial supporting its products, as well as hosting exhibitions, events and talks to raise funds for the initiative. Glamour's Stiletto Run raises money annually for The Homestead, which helps street children, and Infinite Family, which provides mentorship to orphans and underprivileged children. Glamour's annual Women of the Year Awards also provide a 12-month platform for a single cause. The current charity, Santa Shoe Box Project, provides Christmas gifts to orphans and underprivileged children nationwide. GQ has worked with 46664 - a fashion brand named after Nelson Mandela's old prison number. The first initiative will promote a search for a young South African fashion talent and the second will publicize The Long Walk to Freedom art therapy project and subsequent celebrity auction with profits going to the Mandela Foundation.
Vogue Japan held a charity auction in partnership with Isetan Department Store and Yahoo, with bags donated from celebrities such as Hilary Swank and Isabelle Adjani, and monies raised went to UNICEF. Vogue Japan also donated advertising space to benefit the Pink Pony Fund of the Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation providing proceeds to a worldwide initiative in the fight against breast cancer. Vogue editors from around the world congregated in Tokyo in November 2011 for a memorable Fashion's Night Out event in a bid to boost spirits and retail sales following the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country earlier that year. The Newhouse family made a US$1million donation to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Vogue and GQ Japan both supported the SAVE JAPAN! PROJECT - activity included a portal site that was opened immediately after the Great East Japan earthquake disaster. Ten artists from around the world including Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld, Nicole Kidman and Gwyneth Paltrow designed T-shirts with messages on sale in June 2011 through Uniqlo stores in 11 countries. US$1.6 million from the sales were donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society for the earthquake relief efforts.
Vogue China supports young Chinese designers through its Creative Sky program, the project The Vogue Talents Corner, and the relaunched International Woolmark Prize. Vogue China continues to dedicate column inches to charitable endeavours, environmental issues and concerns about female health, including an initiative with Estee Lauder's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign focusing on anti-carcinogenic foods.Vogue China is also committed to fashion education as it continues to invite top designers and influential fashion industry insiders to give seminars in Beijing, and supports the local fashion industry - for example interviewing the founders of the most powerful domestic fashion brand. Condé Nast China made a donation of RMB 1M for China Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 and another donation of RMB 600K for the Yushu Earthquake in 2010. Following the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008, Vogue China collaborated with Giorgio Armani to create a charity T-shirt, with the sales of RMB 298K donated to the China Red Cross to help rebuild houses in Wenchuan.
Self China puts the logo of the Pink Ribbon on the cover of every October issue to support Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness. After the 2008 WenChuan earthquake, Self joined hands with the One Foundation and appealed to Self readers for donations - those that responded actively were rewarded with a Good Will ring specially designed by Self and French jewellery designer Nicolas Favard. GQ China was the exclusive media partner for the Carbon Emulation Reduction Forum aimed at discussing ways in which Chinese enterprises can put ecological principles into action. GQ China also teamed up with charitable partner 'Be A Caring Person' for the opening of the Beijing Auto Show to launch the Greener Promise charitable initiative. GQ China showcases a selection of young designers each year to support the Chinese Fashion Industry.
Revenue from sales of the official Portuguese Vogue Fashion's Night Out t-shirts were donated to ACREDITAR, an institution that gives support to parents whose children live with cancer.
Glamour partnered with the Association Against Cervical Cancer to promote the Healthy And Beautiful campaign to inform women about all aspects of cervical cancer, providing free medical checks for readers. In addition, the magazine held the Pearls of Wisdom Awards commending those involved in raising awareness for cervical cancer, and Poland's First Lady as well as the Mayor of Warsaw, were high-profile supporters of the campaign.
Glamour Hungary's Women of the Year Awards recognises 'The Heroine of the Year' supporting an organisation helping young people integrate into communities abroad, and this award is given annually. The awards also recognised a Hungarian fashion designer incorporating traditional elements and values in their designs.
Vogue and Glamour Netherlands support high school students' work experience placements. Glamour Netherlands features editorial coverage on charities such as Orange Babies. Glamour also donates free advertising space to cause-related campaigns such as Pink Ribbon, raising awareness of breast cancer.
Vogue India has launched #VogueEmpower, a social awareness initiative to raise awareness and draw attention to women’s empowerment in India. Vogue India has engaged with opinion makers and influencers to become ambassadors of empowerment, to use their reach and expertise to drive change. The initiative has also garnered support from a number of key luxury brand, each committing a pledge to #VogueEmpower. Unique pledges from luxury designers include a Burberry coat-dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, a lace dress by Emilio Pucci, the ‘Paris-Dallas’ bag by Chanel, and a Dior dress – all available to purchase from VogueEmpower.in. Further ambassadors include Gucci, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Furla, Hermes, Jimmy Choo, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford and Alessandra Facchinetti, as well as beauty brands such as L’Oreal, Kiehl’s, L’Occitane and MAC.
Vogue India Fashion's Night Out proceeds were donated to the Habitat for Humanity, Women India BUILDS initiative. The event raised close to £25,000 through sales of FNO merchandise, the Vogue LOVES pop up store, Vogue STEALS - the sale of gently used luxury bags - and the Vogue DESIRE, SHAWL PROJECT in association with AMEX. To mark their 5th anniversary, Vogue India gifted hand woven and embroidered fabrics made by Indian craftspeople to some of the worlds' leading fashion labels inviting them to design something unique. The initiative, Project Renaissance, saw fashion houses from Burberry to Pucci, Christian Louboutin to Salvatore Ferragamo embrace the task with enthusiasm, and the result was a collection of designs marrying heritage with modernity, showcasing Indian craftsmanship at an international level. Thanks to Project Renaissance and with the help of experts who have dedicated years to studying and reviving the handicrafts of India, Fashion Director Bandana Tewari was able to visit artisans across the country discovering and highlighting local crafts. Tewari's journey took her from the weaving community that live on the fringes of the Yamuna river to the spectacular tie-dye fabrics in Gujarat and Rajasthan, Kanchipuram silks from Tamil Nadu and gilded brocades in Benares.
Glamour Bulgaria supports school libraries which are unable to buy new books, by donating all titles sent to editors for reviewing, as well as past magazine issues. The magazine also promotes various products to readers with proceeds going to breast cancer charities.
Profits from sales of Turkish Vogue Fashion's Night Out products were donated to the Tohum Autism Foundation which supports early autism diagnosis, education and social integration services for children living with autism throughout the country.
MORE ON OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Throughout its history, Condé Nast has been the driving force behind many charitable events and cause-related campaigns, raising awareness and funds for charities, relief and non-profit organisations. Editors and teams from its global magazine brands are committed to social responsibility, emphasising support for charities relevant to their unique editorial outlook. Most initiatives are run independently by each country, while there are some issues which Condé Nast approaches from a global perspective.
These include The Health Initiative, a pact between the 19 international Editors of Vogue to encourage a healthier approach to body image within the industry. Vogue is uniquely placed to engage with relevant issues in order to make a difference, and The Health Initiative builds on the successful work begun by the Council of Fashion Designers of America with the support of American Vogue and the British Fashion Council with the help of British Vogue.
This initiative is a programme designed to ensure that fashion models, role models for many women, are well cared for and educated in ways that will encourage and help them to take care of themselves, addressing as many of the pressing issues relating to ill-health in the industry as can realistically be tackled. The initiative was launched in the June 2012 issues of Vogue.
Through Vogue's Fashion Fund and related projects, Condé Nast is investing in the fashion industry, awarding authoritative profile to emerging designers and in many cases monetary and business support. British Vogue's Fashion Fund with the British Fashion Council awards £200,000 to a chosen designer each year as well as all-round business guidance; French Vogue works with ANDAM to administer a prize of €100,000 in recognition of young designers; Vogue Italy hosts Who's On Next, a tradeshow showcasing emerging talent; Vogue Spain's Who's On Next awards the winner €100,000 and an editorial in the magazine. French Vogue holds a similar event called Who's Next; German Vogue creates the Vogue Salon during Berlin Fashion Week, highlighting the work of young German designers; and Vogue China has partnered with American Vogue to run a talent exchange programme where a designer from each country is selected to experience the US and Chinese creative, marketing and business insight respectively. American Vogue works annually with the Council of Fashion Designers in America to award a combination of a cash prize and mentoring. In April 2012 Vogue India announced the launch of its Fashion Fund to discover the next emerging Indian Fashion Designer, and this ties in with the fifth anniversary of the magazine
International projects such as Fashion's Night Out, also conceived and carried out by editions of Vogue, provide strong promotional and fund-raising platforms, engaging fashion lovers with local charities around the globe.
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