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Celeb Do Gooders: CFDA Rounds Up Fashion Awesomeness for Japan

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 favorites below. The auction is currently up and running on Charity Buzz and will close April 28th.


Target Go International Dress Wardrobe

Revamp your wardrobe with 34 dresses from the Target Go International Collection. Designers include Zac Posen, Rodarte, Paul and Joe and Thakoon! Plus, you will get to have a makeup consultation an d lunch with famed makeup artist Sonia Kashuk where she will present you with a makeup and skin care essentials bundle!

Trip to Paris with Ralph Lauren

A weekend in Paris sounds divine, but it can be a total train wreck if you don’t do it right. And the package Ralph Lauren is auctioning off gets it right: two first class tickets from New York to the City of Lights, two nights in a deluxe suite at the Bristol Hotel, dinner for two at the Ralph’s restaurant and two tickets to see Lauren’s automobile exhibit at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.

Lunch with Tim Gunn

Before he was a mentor on Project Runway, the urbane, dryly witty man in black was previously known in academic design circles for his 25-plus years at Parsons The New School for Design in New York, a premier institution for art and design.  Now he’s offering his services to the highest bidder and five of their friends, at a one-of-a-kind luncheon in New York City. Make it work!

Wardrobe from the Row and Elizabeth and James

This prize is pretty great: Not only do you get to meet entertainment moguls Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen at the headquarters of their media and fashion empire, you get to take home a suitcase full of clothes from their lines The Row and Elizabeth & James. The clothes are great, so we expect this will be one of the most sought after lots in the auction.

A week in DVF’s beach villa

Why yes, we would like to spend a week living the way Diane von Furstenberg does when she goes on vacation. DVF is auctioning off some choice time at her villa on Harbour Island for you and three guests. But before you go, you get at $1,000 shopping spree at any one of her boutiques. Wearing DVF in DVF’s house? Where do we sign?

All of the auctions are listed on the Charity Buzz website along with other great auctions benefiting great causes. If you had the funds, which would you bid on?

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