Friday 19 March 2010

Supermodel Kate Models Malaria Net Dress in aid of Sport Relief

Supermodel and fashion icon Kate Moss has shown her support for the Sport Relief 2010 campaign by modelling an intricate one-off dress designed exclusively for Sport Relief by one of the UK's established young designers; William Tempest.

With the unique dress being made partly from recycled mosquito nets, to highlight Sport Relief’s commitment to tackling malaria, this is one ettical design that will hopefully raise a lot of money for a great cause! Both the supermodel and the designer are urging the UK public to get involved and raise money for Sport Relief which could be spent on a life saving fabric you won’t see on the catwalk – long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, one of the easiest and most cost-effective methods of preventing the spread of malaria.

The dress has been sculptured and corseted in William Tempest’s signature style with individual panels sewn together for a mosaic effect inspired by architecture set against the skyline - shimmering in the sun.

Of her involvement Moss said: “I was shocked to hear that one child dies from malaria in Africa every 30 seconds, that’s why I was happy to be involved in this important project for Sport Relief. William Tempest’s dress, which incorporates recycled malaria nets is absolutely gorgeous, I loved wearing it and working with William. It’s a great way of raising awareness of the seriousness of malaria, a disease which is both preventable and treatable. Donating just £5 can pay for a net which helps protect from potentially fatal mosquito bites that spread malaria.”

Tempest added: “I’m really proud and excited to have designed a dress for Sport Relief with the serious message of highlighting the power of the humble mosquito net as a lifesaving tool against malaria.To help raise awareness I designed a structured dress which incorporates layers of a malaria net in panels. Kate looks amazing in the dress and I hope its auction will raise lots of money and bring awareness to such a great cause."

To find out more about how you can help visit the official Sportrelief website.

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