The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.
According to Christies, the auction, which will be carbon neutral, “will have live and online components, featuring world-renowned works of art, exotic travel packages and unique celebrity experiences.”
The event will be hosted by a committee including François-Henri Pinault, Anna Zegna, Vivienne Westwood, model Maggie Rizer and Barney’s New York’s Julie Gilhart, among others.
[B]idders will vie for lots such as a private lunch with Vera Wang; Giorgio Armani evening ensembles and two tickets to Vanity Fair’s Oscars after party; his and her bespoke suits from Stella McCartney, as well as a private fitting with the designer; Girard-Perregaux watches; Valextra luggage; Harry Winston jewelry; David LaChapelle photography, and a bevy of other luxury items. Artists Damien Hirst and Keith Tyson have also donated original art for the event.
A full catalog of lots will be available online beginning April 8th.
All usual fees will be waived and proceeds will be donated to four non-profits: Oceana, Conservation International, the Central Park Conservancy and the National Resources Defense Council.
It gets better. Everyone — even you — will be able to watch the auction, which will be aired worldwide on Christie’s Live.
And you can also join in on the fun by purchasing a Loomstate for Barney’s New York t-shirt, made from 100% organic cotton, available at barneys.com. A percentage of your purchase will be donated to the organization 1% For The Planet.
The carbon footprint that the fashion industry leaves on our world is immeasurable. With green, eco-friendly fashion getting hotter by the second, it seems fitting that some of the most important designers of our time would be involved in such a movement.
More details on the auction and ways that you can get involved are available here.