A model presents Marchesa's Spring 2010 collection.
Charity auctions are a dime a dozen in this city, but this one caught our eye (and hearts): Marchesa will auction off two tickets to the fall/winter fashion show February 17, a chat with designer Georgina Chapman and a trip to the studio to -- yes, it's true -- pick out a dress from the new collection.
The Marchesa auction is raising money for the Rose Foundation and the White Ribbon Alliance (offering grants to promote community-based advocacy and raising awareness about women who die of pregnancy-related complications, respectively), while fulfilling the dream of one very lucky (and fast/high-bidding) fashionista and causing the rest of us to salivate with envy. Watching a show and then popping over the studio to bring home your favorite look from the runway would be the kind of thrill we can't even imagine. Brides-to-be -- take note!