by Stephen Garner

Photos by Griffin Lipson /

Online menswear retailer Mr Porter along with online art auction house Paddle8 and the Elton John AIDS Foundation celebrated the launch of a benefit auction of Mr Porter Style Council member curated art, bespoke items, and experiences at the Drawing Room at The Crosby Street Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night.

The auction, which is live on Paddle8 from now until November 6th, features items from Mr Porter’s network of the world’s best connected and most stylish men. All proceeds will be donated to the Elton John AIDS Foundation, one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations working to end AIDS in our lifetime.

Mr Porter Style Council members, who range from professional athletes to designers, musicians and journalists, have offered-up rare and one-of-a-kind donations, often from personal collections, to raise awareness and funds for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Donation highlights include: “I Did It My Way”, a 2018 Neon sign by Ruby Anemic and donated by Chris Glass; “Tithe” a 2012 framed print by Jack Pierson donated by Ariel Foxman; “L Wren Scott & Mick Jagger, VF Party,” a photograph shot and donated by Jean Pigozzi; a custom travel suit or jacket/trousers from Norton & Sons donated by Alexander Lewis; and a 24pc Limoges table setting from Mark’s Club archive donated by Darius Namdar.

To celebrate the partnership, Mr Porter will also feature a dedicated Journal story as well as an exclusive editorial featuring Paddle8 founder and Style Council member, Alexander Gilkes in its daily news section, The Daily.