One World Show is a worldwide touring photography and fashion exhibition organized by Art 4 Humanity (A4H) in collaboration with the historic haute couture fashion brand Vionnet.
This unprecedented project features the work of young women refugees trained at the Photography School established by the Italian NGO Quick Response Team (QRT) in Greece and supported by A4H. For the first time in history, refugees simultaneously worked as models and photographers. By wearing the prestigious outfits from Vionnet's past collections—previously worn by popular top models on catwalks during fashion weeks from Milan to New York—the young women have realized an outstanding photoshoot in the surroundings of their refugee camp in Greece.
On March 11, 2023, Art 4 Humanity One World Show Benefit Soirée will be held at the Miami School of Fashion Design, Istituto Marangoni, for a fashion show featuring the Vionnet haute couture outfits and the photographs realized by the young refugees.
As a hug across the planet to promote mutual support and give representation and voice, for the One World Show, A4H has involved young women refugees from Miami's Haitian communities. As models, the girls will wear Vionnet outfits.
The net proceeds from the sale of Vionnet outfits and the photographs shot by the young refugees are donated to the Photography School, which is a unique educational project with a dramatically transformative effect. The School has trained over 50 young girls who have joined Greece through a dramatic journey fleeing conflicts from their origin countries, mainly Afghanistan, Syria, and Iran. Their laudable work has received critical acclaim, including the 2021 Global Peace Photo Award.
The Photography School has now become an Art 4 Humanity Program. It is expanding worldwide to train youth in vulnerable communities allowing them to develop creative and professional skills and reinstate their identities.
The highly esteemed French brand Vionnet, founded in 1912 by the fashion pioneer Madeleine Vionnet, one of Europe's greatest couturiers, famous for pioneering the revolutionary 'bias-cut' dress, draped expertly over the body, which changed the shape of women's fashion. Vionnet was inspired by ancient Greek art, in which garments appear to float freely around the body rather than distort or mold its shape. Influenced by the modern dances of Isadora Duncan, Vionnet created designs that showed off a woman's natural shape.
Art 4 Humanity connects with artists, world leaders, and philanthropists to provide innovative projects that inform, inspire, and mobilize to build a world that embraces the value of human dignity.
The Show kicked off during Miami Art Week 2022, and in February 2023, it will be presented in Madrid, Spain.
On March 30, 2023, Art 4 Humanity will present the project at Duke University in a conversation about how the arts can influence Public Policy.
To learn more about the One World Show, contact us or call Federica Donato directly at 202 704 4489.
You can buy tickets for the Show on March 11, 2023, here. If you wish to support us, kindly donate here.