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A selection of designer gowns will gather for an auction on April 20 to fundraise money for the 'Adopt a Spire' project supporting the restoration of Milan's cathedral.
The gala evening, hosted at the Royal Palace, has been organised by the Veneranda Fabbrica association which manages the upkeep of the cathedral with the support of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion. It is also backed by jewellers Tiffany & Co and Christie's auction house.
The initiative will be presented at the cathedral museum on April 14, when some of the dresses to be auctioned will be on display, accompanied by Tiffany jewels. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth-largest church in the world and the largest in Italy.