THE event was all about bubbles but The Lovely Bones actress Rose McIver was talking bananas.
McIver was among a celebrities – including All group of Black Dan Carter, Boy director Taika Waititi and America’s Next Top Model winner Krista White – to sign a limited edition handcrafted gold leaf jeroboam of champagne at last night’s invitation-only launch of the Moet & Chandon Lounge at New Zealand Fashion Week, which begins today.
Valued at $3000 unsigned, the jeroboam is the first of its type in the country and will be auctioned with all proceeds going to Oxfam New Zealand.
‘‘I’ve long admired Oxfam and was particularly inspired by their efforts to support fair-trade bananas in New Zealand, something I strongly advocate,’’ McIver said.
Oxfam is also supported by actress Scarlett Johansson, who was the first star to sign a golden jeroboam for charity. Kirsten Dunst and Juliette Binoche have also signed one of the bottles.
McIver wore an oyster-coloured pleated dress by Juliette Hogan, who will be showing on the catwalk tomorrow.
Film producer Niki Caro was not at the launch but will sign the bottle today.