Mary J. Blige Collaborates for Charity Fashion Line
Mary J. Blige will join forces with her fashion designer friend Catherine Malandrino on June 15 for a charity fashion show at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The duo will unveil their charity t-shirt line along with a collection of stylish tops, dresses and leather jackets.
If you’re looking to attend a ticket will run you $1,000, but it’s all for a good cause. Blige and Malandrino are hoping to raise enough funds to send 30 graduates from the Bronx-based Women’s Academy of Excellence to college, a group of women who are part of Blige’s FFAWN (Foundation for the Achievement of Women Now) support program.
For those who can’t attend, the show’s presenter Elle magazine will have it available for viewing on June 16 via their website, Elle.com. It will also be highlighted in the magazine’s July music issue.
Last year, Mary J. Blige and Catherine Maldarino teamed up for custom-line of hand-painted t-shirts to benefit FFAWN. The line, designed by Maldarino, was created to reflect Blige’s musical influences. It sold out at Bloomingdale’s and included a t-shirt that sold for $300 and a studded leather jacket for $3,000.