One Direction may not have performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show after all, but at least one member has found a way to publicly take his clothes off — and for a good cause.
Harry Styles, One Direction heartthrob — or, as he’s known around the Fashionista office, my future boyfriend — donated the Burberry leopard print t-shirt he wore to the brand’s Spring 2014 show, pictured above, to auction site hardlyeverwornit.com. And here’s the kicker: It was never even washed after he wore it.
The highest bidder plunked down a whopping £3,002 for the dirty shirt (and I swear it wasn’t me — I have student loans to pay.). That’s $4,845.53 at the current exchange rate, probably a useful conversion since the lucky winner was a Texas businessman, who either really loves Harry Styles (who doesn’t?) or has a very lucky daughter at home who will be getting a fantastic gift this Christmas.
But considering that the lads of One Direction have a collective net worth of $99.26 million (according to a recent report by Heat Magazine), Styles clearly wasn’t out to make a little extra money by selling the tee. As the Telegraph reports, all the proceeds from the auction, which also included a coat from Sienna Miller and a football jersey signed by David Beckham, went to UNICEF. Good-looking, stylish, talented and charitable — basically the perfect package.
You can still buy the shirt at Burberry for $295 — but of course, it won’t have been worn by Harry Styles so who really cares?