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Earlier this year, reported on a story featuring a group of British celebrities whose portraits will go under the hammer for Oxfam. We can now reveal that the artworks will be auctioned on May 18.

The portraits were created by fashion designer Alice Temperley and photographer Adam Whitehead, and feature stars such as Annie Lennox, Lily Cole, Liberty Ross, Rosamund Pike, Sophie Dahl, Yasmin Le Bon, Laura Bailey and Jacquetta Wheeler. The life-size, hand-embroidered portraits will be auctioned in London to benefit The Circle – a group of high-profile women, such as Vanessa Branson, Beverley Knight and Zoe Ball, who come together to support the world’s poorest women. The Circle will then distribute the money to Oxfam projects.

“Alice is super gifted… unique!” said Annie Lennox. “She makes extraordinary things happen. Her creations are out of this world… and when she says something, she absolutely means it. Something about the idea of The Circle resonated with her. She didn’t waste time talking about it, she just got on and did something.”

To view the portraits and find out more about the auction, click here.

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