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.