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Lots of brands and individuals in the fashion industry have been quick to find ways to donate money to the people and institutions still reeling from the tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan last month. But strength lies in numbers, which is why we’re especially excited by the way members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America have banded together to auction off over 100 fashion-filled lots and prizes, like front row seats at fashion shows and meetings with some of our favorite designers. All of the proceeds will go to benefit The Japan Society, and we’ve included some of our favorite lots in this post. The auction started on Charity Buzz yesterday and will close on April 28th. Which lots are you bidding on?
Just a week ago, we expressed our skepticism about Charity Buzz’s auction for an internship at DKNY, allowing people to bid for the week-long position. Although we love that the proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Gaynor School, this system seems to be favoring the wealthy -– not necessarily the most qualified. But considering the splash that this headline made, we shouldn’t be surprised that Vogue has now jumped on the bandwagon, offering a week-long internship in their New York office.
Let’s face it. Getting an internship at one of the big names in fashion takes connections. Like it or not, only half of what matters is one’s drive. Most of what gets your foot in the sliding doors of Hearst or Conde or any major label is whose Hampton’s house your parents’ house is near. And that takes money. Money that some of the most driven, intelligent, and fashionable potential interns don’t have.