The “Montblanc & Signature International Cultural and Charitable Photo Project” features the photography of American photographer Roger Moenks. The portraits include internationally known actresses 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.
Each actress has donated her portrait to the exhibition and auction benefiting UNICEF’s education and literacy programs. From an original concept of Signature International, Moenks’ celebrity subjects are depicted as a heroine from the world of literature. Some of the characters featured in the iconic portraits include Scarlett O’Hara from Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind”, Juliet from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, and Marguerite Gauthier from “La Dame aux Camélias” by Alexandre Dumas.
The 12 portraits were first unveiled in February at a high profile charity gala with 300 VIP guests and international press in attendance to mark the beginning of a year of giving at Montblanc. In partnership with Sotheby’s, a World Exhibition Tour allowed collectors and enthusiasts to view the portraits and place silent bids for them, the unique images will now make their way back to Los Angeles for the final auction.