Gucci Gets Charitable with Mary J. Blige

08/26/2009 at 06:05 PM ET

Courtesy Gucci, inset: Jemal Countess/WireImage

She’s been blessed with one of R&B’s most successful careers — but Mary J. Blige has always been all about giving back. And she’s partnering with Gucci for a philanthropic venture that’s as appropriately stylish as it is charitable. Launching September 16 exclusively at Gucci’s 5th Avenue flagship store will be a black, limited-edition update on the label’s iconic Twirl watch, designed by the label’s creative director, Frida Giannini. A portion of sales of the timepiece, which is engraved with the charity’s acronym, will benefit Blige’s charity Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. In addition, Gucci plans to donate a percentage of sales at the 5th Avenue store on Sept 16th to the charity. “I am so grateful to Frida and Gucci for their extraordinary kindness,” Blige says. “By opening their doors to support FFAWN, they will make a real difference in the lives of many young women seeking hope and help,” she continues. “Gucci sets a great example in the luxury world in recognizing its responsibility to give back.” Even if you don’t live in the Big Apple, you can still get one of the watches for yourself — if you have a spare $1895, that is — at other select Gucci and department stores around the country starting September 17th.

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Echaz on

Love the watch, the cause and especially MJB! If I could afford it, I would be down to purchase it. The cost alone would complete payment for my daughter’s braces. Picture me with a nice watch on my wrist and my kid with ucked up fronts.

Reesie on

Don’t care for the watch; but the cause it wonderful. Mary is such a giving person. I think it’s wonderful she’s started that foundation and wants to give back and help a family. Keep up the good work.

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