The piggy-bank gets a high fashion makeover

Styled by Pucci, Elie Saab and Swarovski.

[T]his season’s must have accessory? The piggy-bank – according to French Lebanese artist Mouna Rebeiz. As part of her Trash-ic project and exhibition opening at the Saatchi Gallery on 31 May, the artist has enlisted talents from across the worlds of fashion and design to reinvent the humble piggy-bank.

Designers including Emilio Pucci, Christian Lacroix and Elie Saab have created their own bespoke designs which will be auctioned this month in support of Innocence in Danger – a charity which works in 29 countries to protect children from sexual abuse.

The Trash-ic is Mouna’s second show at the Saatchi Gallery following on from her Le Tarbouche series in 2015. This time the artist is exploring the relationship between art and trash, via a series of artworks that blend the techniques of the old master painters with new media and popular culture.  Preview some of the fabulous designs which will be on display below – including a totally bling 24 karat gold version by Elie Saab.

The Trash-ic opens at the Saatchi Gallery on 31 May with a live auction by Sothebys at 8pm. Select piggy-banks will be available to bid in an online auction from 17 May at The exhibition runs until 3rd June


Elie Saab


Rene Caovilla