Jamala's dress for "Eurovision" was sold at auction. The funds will be given to Ukrainians affected by the war
The embroidered dress in which Jamala opened Eurovision in 2017 was sold at a Catawiki charity auction for 173,000 hryvnias. Proceeds from the sale will go to Ukrainians who have suffered from Russian aggression. The singer herself told about it in her Instagram.
It is symbolic that the outfit went under the hammer on the eve of the Day of Embroidery, which was celebrated in Ukraine on May 19. "In total, the organizers raised almost 276,000 hryvnias. All funds will be donated to the Yellow-Blue Charitable Foundation, which helps Ukrainians affected by the war," Ja wrote.
Earlier, the singer said that this dress by Yulia Magdych is special for her - it brings together the traditions and history of her native country. White dress with red embroidery and huge tassels became the key lot of the auction. A total of 11 items from Eurovision participants from different years were presented.
The Catawiki charity auction in support of Ukraine has already helped raise 100,000 euros donated to the UNICEF Foundation to support Ukrainian children and families affected by Russian aggression.