First on the initiative’s agenda? An exclusive online auction hosted by charitybuzz.com, which launched today, and features such items as dinner with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali (estimated value $25,000) and a week-long stay at Tommy Hilfiger’s private Mustique Estate (estimated value $100,000).
Even Anna Wintour is putting herself on the auction block. For a minimum of $10,000 (and an estimated price of $50,000), generous bidders can win a chance to attend a fashion show with Anna, and have lunch at the Conde Nast cafe, or for the same price, you and a guest can win a chance to hang with Anna when you tour the 2013 Costume Institute Gala (we’re assuming this one actually refers to the museum’s annual fashion exhibit, not the actual gala–but who knows?).
Other notable items up for auction include a half-day modeling lesson with Coco Rocha, a makeup lesson with Bobbi Brown, tickets to the fashion shows of everyone from Michael Kors to Charlotte Ronson, and shopping sessions with the likes of Brian Atwood. There are also a slew of internships up for auction at places like the CFDA and Helmut Lang–which is great for the girl or guy who loves working for free so much, they’re actually willing to
let their parents pay $10,000 for the experience.
But our favorite item so far has to be this: For a minimum of $300 (estimated value is $1,500) Vanity Fair‘s Graydon Carter will be your waiter for the night at the Beatrice Inn. Sounds like a steal to us.
As part of Fashion for Sandy’s efforts, the organization will also co-host a sample sale with Tory Burch Foundation on November 16, featuring clothes from Tory Burch, Carolina Herrera, Theory, J.Crew, Valentino, and more from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Metropolitan Pavilion.