Versace Joins Forces with The Clooney Foundation for Justice to Champion The Albies Awards

September 5, 2023

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Versace announces its multi-year collaboration with The Clooney Foundation for Justice, marking a commitment to global equity. In a significant stride, Versace takes on a lead role in supporting The Albies, an event and award ceremony orchestrated by The Clooney Foundation for Justice. This grand celebration recognizes the fearless champions of justice who have made substantial sacrifices in their unwavering pursuit of righteousness.

Honoring Courageous Defenders of Justice

The Albies Awards, bearing the name of Justice Albie Sachs, renowned for his instrumental role in dismantling apartheid in South Africa, illuminate the path of individuals who embark on the arduous journey to seek justice, regardless of personal costs.

An Occasion for a Noble Cause

Scheduled for this September at the illustrious New York Public Library, the upcoming Albie Awards ceremony promises to be a star-studded affair. Spearheaded by Amal and George Clooney, in tandem with Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, this event is poised to attract luminaries from the realms of human rights, business, entertainment, fashion, and technology. Notable figures such as Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep, Andra Day, Julianna Margulies, and Donatella Versace are among the distinguished guests expected to grace the occasion.

Global Equity Takes The Spotlight

Emmanuel Gintzburger, CEO of Versace, affirms the brand's commitment to fostering global equity and equality through this partnership. He asserts, "Versace is steadfast in its support of global equity and equality. We are deeply honored to collaborate with The Clooney Foundation for Justice, aiding their crucial mission to honor those who tirelessly champion justice worldwide, especially for those who need it most."

Donatella Versace, Chief Creative Officer of Versace, conveys her heartfelt support for The Clooney Foundation for Justice and its noble cause. She states, "I am truly honored to stand by my dear friends Amal and George Clooney as Versace makes a substantial donation to the Albies. I am profoundly inspired by the tireless efforts of Amal and George to make our world a better place and to champion those fighting for justice on a global scale."

A Collective Endeavor for Justice

George and Amal Clooney, the Co-Founders of The Clooney Foundation for Justice, underline the significance of collaboration in the pursuit of justice. They emphasize, "We firmly believe that achieving justice to safeguard human rights requires a united community of allies. Versace's resolute commitment to equality, including its steadfast support for LGBTQ+ rights, serves as an enduring source of inspiration, spurring us on in the relentless pursuit of justice."

Versace's alliance with The Clooney Foundation for Justice reflects the brand's dedication to advancing equality and justice on a global platform. Together, they stand shoulder to shoulder, unwavering in their belief that the cause of justice is worth championing, regardless of the challenges that lie ahead.