The disaster that struck Japan had the entire world in shock. The images of the unprecedented havoc caused by the earthquake and the tsunami were heartrending and the damage caused must be so huge that putting an accurate figure on it will take some time. Support for the victims of the disaster has been pouring in from all over the world. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is rallying round the victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami with a “Fashion & Friends for Japan” benefit online auction featuring some one-of-a-kind luxury experiences.
All the action is taking place on Charitybuzz.com. From now to April 28 you can bid for dozens of incredible items and experiences. There are unique experiences on offer that you can never hope to buy under normal circumstances. All the proceeds of the auction will go to the Japan Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. One of the impressive offerings is the ultimate luxury sojourn to Paris with Ralph Lauren. The estimates for this offering is about $30,000 and it includes two round trip business class tickets from New York to Paris; stay at the Bristol Hotel; dinner for two at Ralph’s,; a 1,000 euro shopping experience at the new Ralph Lauren flagship store on St. Germain; and a visit to The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces of the Ralph Lauren Collection, at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
There are various other incredible experiences on offer that you can bid for on the site. There is a week’s stay Diane von Furstenberg’s Harbor Island beach house in the Bahamas and a $1,000 shopping spree at any DVF boutique. There is an opportunity to attend Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and meet Victoria’s Secret Angel Doutzen Kroes at the VIP after-party. You could even bid for an opportunity to meet Vogue Editor in Chief, Anna Wintour and attend a photo shoot for the magazine. They have really made it interesting and exciting to help the quake victims.