In response to the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the CFDA and Voguehave created the FASHION FOR SANDY RELIEF initiative as a collective industry fund-raiser to benefit those affected by the storm.
FASHION FOR SANDY RELIEF launched on Tuesday, November 13, with an online auction at luxury charity-auction site Charitybuzz.com. Through an outpouring of support from the fashion community, the CFDA has secured auction items including a week long stay at Diane von Furstenberg’s Harbour Island home, a week long stay at Tommy Hilfiger’s Palm Beach estate on the island of Mustique,lunch with Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali, tickets to the US open and a meeting with Maria Sharapova, escape to the slopes with a weeklong stay at W Verbier in the Alps plus business roundtrip Airfare for 2, and attend a fashion show with Anna Wintour and the Vogue editors. New experiences will be added daily at www.Charitybuzz.com/FashionforSandyRelief.
“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.”