Housing Works Fashion for Action Event

Housing Works Fashion for Action Event

Thursday, November 12, 2009 by Wendy Lam


Housing Works Fashion for Action Event, the highly anticipated fall benefit and sample sale event featuring fashion week auction package and unbeatable designer finds is happening next week. Receive a head-to-toe makeover, a designer outfit provided by Gilt Groupe and tickets to the Oscar de la Renta, BCBG MAXAZRIA, Tracy Reese, and Rebecca Taylor shows during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2010 in New York City, plus more. You can bid on all this and much more at the Fashion for Action silent auction on November 19, 2009.

Co-chaired by Derek Lam and sponsored by Essence magazine, Fashion for Action is a four-day charitable fashion event, silent auction and sample sale that raises funds for Housing Works’ lifesaving services for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

Over 150 top designers have donated $1 million worth of merchandise that will be sold at 50 to 70 percent off retail prices. Participating designers and brands include Acne, Balenciaga, Band of Outsiders, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, DVF, Fendi, Gucci, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Lacoste, Lanvin, Paul Smith, Ralph Lauren, Rogan, Theory, Yves Saint Laurent and many more.

Gilt Groupe, the official on-line sponsor of Fashion for Action 2009, has donated hundreds of fashion items for the sample sale and high-end designer merchandise for two special window installations at the Chelsea Thrift Shop (143 W. 17th St). The first window will be up until November 19, 2009. The second shop window will be installed on November 13 and run through November 26, 2009. All window items will be up for auction at www.shophousingworks.com. Excited, see you guys there!

What: Fashion for Action, Opening Night Benefit
When: Thursday, November 19, 2009, 7pm – 10pm
Where Event: Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street
Silent Auction, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails from The Works Catering
Private Shopping: Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street
Details: Tickets starting at $100, Tickets available at www.fashionforaction.com

What: Fashion for Action, Public Sample Sale
When: Friday, November 20, 2009 – Sunday, November 22, 2009
Where: Chelsea Thrift Shop, 143 West 17th Street
Details: Free. Complete details at www.fashionforaction.com



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