After Sandy hit, the fashion industry--which was pretty hard hit itself--banded together quickly to launch relief efforts. Vogue and the CFDA teamed up to launch the Fashion for Sandy Relief Initiative, which included an online auction (items up for bid included experiences like taking in a runway show with Anna Wintour, having tea with Grace Coddington, and a swim lesson with Ryan Lochte) and a designer sale. Today the CFDA/Vogue released the results of its fundraising initiative, and we'd say it was quite a success.
The CFDA team has been pretty busy lately. Tuesday night was the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund event and last night, they feted a huge Sandy relief sale, which is open to the public today until 8pm. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Wintour, Steven Kolb, and Tory Burch were in attendance. Even before arranging the sale, the CFDA put together an online auction, through which you can bid on things like a week long stay at Diane von Furstenberg’s Harbor Island home, lunch with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali, and attending a fashion show with Anna Wintour and the Vogue editors. Today's sale came together pretty serendipitously.
In the wake Hurricane Sandy, hundreds of thousands of people still don't have power. We know firsthand how hard it has been to try to shower, work, look presentable, etc., in the aftermath of this "perfect storm." While many have been able to relocate to higher and drier ground, we know a lot of people who can't and are either sticking it out sans power, or living out of a suitcase. Luckily there are a lot of options out there to keep yourself looking neat and clean when you have to go back to work that don't require power or even water.
After Sandy ripped through New York, leaving most of Manhattan below 34th Street in darkness and under water, the fashion pack--including Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Marc Jacobs, Mary-Kate Olsen and more--have been forced to relocate to higher ground. Here's where they're staying. Way to hold it down at the Marriott Chris Benz!
Hurricane Sandy paralyzed the East Coast and most of New York City over the last few days, causing massive destruction and shutting down pretty much everything. But not even Sandy could stop Bill Cunningham, the New York Times's intrepid octaginarian and original street style photog, from getting on his bike and seeking out stylish ladies and gents.