The Chanel and Fendi creative director teamed up with Girls Inc., and other places to get a prom dress at no cost.
Designers are helping young girls feel like a million bucks on prom night by donating free dresses to women in need.
Karl Lagerfeld, the creative director behind fashion houses like Chanel and Fendi, teamed up with Girls Inc. of New York City — a non-profit that works to empower, educate and mentor young women — to provide underprivileged girls with a dress to wear on their big night.
The partnership seems fitting for Lagerfeld, who has long been champion of women. In 2014, he staged a feminist protest during his Chanel runway show at Paris Fashion Week sending models like Kendall Jenner down the catwalk holding a “Women’s Rights are More than Alright” banner.
“The girls of today are the women of tomorrow,” he told Vanity Fair in March.
For every dress sold on KarlLagerfeldParis.com this month, the designer will donate another one of his dresses — which typically cost between $80 to $200 apiece — to a girl in need. The gowns will be available for 10 New York schools, where 100 girls will be able to pick a dress online or at a pop-up shop on April 27.