Derek Lam, Olivia Palermo, Gilt Groupe, and Housing Works are teaming up for a massive benefit tomorrow night which promises celebrities, makeovers, and sample sale finds -- all to kick off a four-day fashion spectacular for charity.
The opening night benefit for Fashion for Action will give partygoers a sneak peek at the sample sale goods going on sale the next day -- featuring donated merchandise from over 150 top designers -- as well as a killer silent auction that includes tickets to the Oscar de la Renta and Rebecca Taylor fashion shows in February, as well as a three-night say in New Orleans for the Essence Music Festival. Anyone can attend -- tickets are $100 (remember, it's all going to raise money for Housing Works, which provides housing, food, and more to homeless and low-income people living with AIDS).
Then Friday the epic sample sale at the Housing Works in Chelsea opens to the public, with over $1 million worth of goods from labels like Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Yves Saint Laurent, and Dolce & Gabbana for 50-70 percent off. The sale runs through Sunday, but needless to say, the best goods will be gone before the weekend really hits, so make an effort to get there early.
Fashion for Action
Opening Night Benefit (Tickets $100): Thursday, 7-10PM at Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street
Public Sample Sale: Friday - Sunday at Housing Works Chelsea, 143 West 17th Street