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Prince Charles –  the Prince of Wales, environmental activist, organic farmer, preservationist, charity campaigner, social reformer – can add a new credential: Fashion entrepreneur.

Get ready to pay dearly for his vision, but remember it’s for charity and for reimagining the future fashion industry as “sustainable” for the environment.

As promised, Charles’ ready-to-wear luxury capsule collection, created by Italian and British students in the prince’s sustainable fashion-training program, launched Thursday as a collaboration of The Prince’s Foundation charity behemoth and the international online fashion retailer Yoox Net-A-Porter.

Pieces from the 18-piece collection made their debut on Mrporter.com, Net-a-Porter.com, Theoutnet.com and Yoox.com, heralded by The Prince’s Foundation as a “sophisticated collection that marries formal lines and simple construction” and was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci. 

Prince Charles and his wife, Duchess Camilla of Cornwall, at Westminster Abbey for ceremony marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior, on Nov. 11, 2020. (Photo: AARON CHOWN, POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Net-a-Porter featured 10 items with eye-watering price tags, ranging from $475 for a creamy white cable knit cashmere sweater to $1,495 for a luscious double-breasted merino wool and cashmere-blend belted coat. 

MrPorter.com had similar steep prices for its eight items, including $795 dollars for a blue, button-down Oxford shirt.  

Assuming people will start buying fashion again after the coronavirus pandemic eases, they can soothe their doubts about the prices with the promise that all profits from the sale of the collection will be donated to The Prince’s Foundation to help fund training programs aimed at preserving traditional textile skills.

This is the latest business-for-charity project from Charles, 71, who already raises millions for his many causes selling organic products through his Duchy Originals organics line. 

His Modern Artisan Project is aimed at creating a new generation of young people trained in traditional design and textile skills to produce fashion that has less damaging impact on the environment. 

Italian students from Politecnico di Milano designed the collection while British artisans trained in small-batch production skills at the prince’s Dumfries House in Scotland made most of the collection by hand in the estate’s Textile Training Centre. 

“The Modern Artisan project is a unique collaboration that champions sustainability and prepares trainees with the skills and confidence needed to gain employment in the fashion and textile industry, or start their own business,” Charles says on his foundation website.

“I am very much looking forward to seeing what the artisans do next and am confident that each and every one of them will use the skills they have developed throughout The Modern Artisan project to make a positive impact on the fashion and textile industry and help preserve these invaluable heritage craft skills.”

According to the Prince’s Foundation, the collection, created during the 500th anniversary year of the death of da Vinci, was influenced by the convergence of art