Part of the competition around last year's CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (which awards upstart talents up to $100,000 in prize money) called for head-to-toe workwear ensembles with the mass-market matriarch of the genre, Ann Taylor. Though the outfits that resulted from the competition were stunning, the actual garments never made it to market -- until now.
The Ann Taylor outfits -- created by finalists Billy Reid, Christian Cota, Prabal Gurung, Joseph Altuzarra, Robert Geller, Loden Dager, and Gregory Parkinson (as well as accessories by Pamela Love, Eddie Borgo and Moss Lipow) -- are now up for auction on eBay, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the CFDA organization.
Right now, bids open between $430-$2,300 (so far, Billy Reid's pieces have received two bids and Christian Cota's got a nibble as well) and will close at varying times next Thursday, February 10. The winner of the auction, in addition to the outfit, gets an original, autographed sketch by that designer. As Fashionista pointed out, most clothing comes in size-zero samples, save for Robert Geller's size four pieces, so bear that in mind if you choose to put up a bid. As always, however, the accessories will fit everybody.