The ‘Montblanc Signature for Good’ initiative features the portraiture photography of American photographer Roger Moenks to benefit UNICEF’s education and literacy programs, including internationally known actors Emily Blunt, Marcia Cross, Andie MacDowell, Helen Hunt, Lauren Hutton, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Lange, Eva Longoria, Sienna Miller, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon and Mira Sorvino who support this initiative.
The event, taking place at Hollywood’s legendary Paramount Studios, honors the involvement of the 12 great actors who feature in the initiative and their willingness to support UNICEF in its work to give proper access to education. During the champagne reception, the 12 portraits signed by the muses will be unveiled to the public in a spectacular way – each actor being reunited with her own portrait. The portraits will then go on an international tour in cooperation with Sotheby’s before being auctioned during 2009 in support of UNICEF.
Special guests taking to the stage to show their support for the charity initiative include Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor and guest of honor Reese Witherspoon who will be presenting an initial check to UNICEF in support of this initiative. Other VIP guests attending the charity gala include Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Faye Dunaway, Joan Collins, Nastassja Kinski, Cat Deeley, Bar Rafaeli, Rosanna Arquette, Dita von Teese, Rosario Dawson, Michael Sheen, Michael York, Ashley Jensen, Kimberly Stewart, Nicky Hilton, Oliver Stone, Danny Houston, Elsa Zylberstein and Lily Collins.