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The Fashion Industry Shows Support for Sandy Relief



    The fashion industry is throwing its influence behind Sandy relief efforts around New York and the Northeast.

    New York-based designer Michael Kors will donate $1 million to support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund, WWD reports.

    “As a New York-based company, to see so many of our employees, customers and neighbors so greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy is unfathomable,” Kors told WWD. “Being a lifelong New Yorker myself, born and bred on the beaches of Long Island, to see this devastation and loss is heartbreaking. We are making this donation in hopes that we can help all those whose lives have been irrevocably altered by Hurricane Sandy.”

    American Vogue and the CFDA are rolling out a massive industry fundraiser—kicking off today at—with exclusive prizes like a trip to Tommy Hilfiger's ritzy Mustique Island estate, an intimate lunch with Gwyneth Paltrow, and even U.S. Open tickets (complete with a hang-out session with Maria Sharapova, of course) available to the highest bidders.

    The online fundraiser, which even offers a chance to hit a runway show with Anna Wintour, will change daily as new prizes are added.

    Tory Burch, meanwhile, is partering with the CFDA for a Sandy Relief sample sale at the Metropolitan Musem, which kicks off this Friday with luxe finds from Marc Jacobs, Valetino, Carolina Herrera and J.Crew. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City, as well as other relief organizations.