Online menswear retailer Mr Porter along with online art auction house Paddle8 and the Elton John AIDS Foundation celebrated the launch of a benefit auction of Mr Porter Style Council member curated art, bespoke items, and experiences at the Drawing Room at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night.
The auction, which is live on Paddle8 from now until November 6, features items from Mr Porter’s network of the world’s best connected and most stylish men. All proceeds will be donated to the EJAF.
Mr Porter Style Council members, who range from professional athletes to designers, musicians and journalists, have offered-up rare and one-of-a-kind donations, often from personal collections, to raise awareness and funds for Elton's charity.
Auction highlights include a tote bag autographed by Elton and David Furnish. It was designed as part of the exclusive Gucci Elton John collection, which pays homage to the musician with a mix of styles influenced by the his costume archives. The leather bag is printed with a replication of the vinyl cover for the 1971 single “Levon – Goodbye” from the album Madman Across The Water. There's also a painting of Elton, Mick Jagger and David Bowie that was created especially for this auction. It's called Rock-it Men. Click on the link below to see all of the goods: