We love it when fashion gets behind a cause, and that’s just what’s happening with superstorm Sandy. In response to the devastating storm, the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue have joined forces to raise funds for hard hit people and places impacted by the storm.
"Sandy has hit us hard here at home," said CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg. "It is devastating to see so many friends and neighbors affected. As we did for Haiti and Japan, our industry has come together to raise funds with Fashion for Sandy Relief."
You can check out this online auction at charitybuzz.com/fashionforsandy, and trust us, this is not your run of the mill auction.
Um, did somebody say a week at von Furstenberg’s faaaabulous Harbour Island beach house and a $1,000 DVF shopping spree to boot? The bidding is up to $5,250 .?.?. maybe you can do better?
Or we know, we know, you positively adore Long Islander Michael Kors — the man and his clothes — so go meet him backstage at his February Fashion Week show and get yourself a $10,000 Kors' shopping spree — whoopee! Bidding has hit the mid $6,000 for the pleasure.
Bet Anna Wintour will be super-nice when you accompany her to a fashion show...we're talking front row people...with the empress of fashion. Tour the Vogue offices, have lunch in the chichi cafeteria and ooh, take home a Vogue goody-bag. This ones going big and is already up to $10,500.
Looking for something a little more affordable? Well you know how those really great fashion internships are really hard to finagle? There’s a fantastic one up for grabs at DKNY — a one week fashion internship in the Donna Karan PR department with social media guru Aliza Licht aka DKNY PR GIRL. Who knows, she might even write your kid a recommendation if he/she does a good job. The gig is paid and the bidding is currently at $850.
There’s so much more — lunch in LA with Rachel Zoe (and a $10,000 shopping spree — lord have mercy), dinner with your new BFF Gwyneth Paltrow and super chef Mario Batali, hanging with Heidi (as in Klum) at the “Project Runway” finale show and the list goes on.
All proceeds raised from the online auction at CharityBuzz. Com will go to relief organizations in the tri-state area and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Even the most jaded will find something special here. And hurry. Auction closes on December 20. You might find the best holiday gift here, ever.