We all remember the scene in “Devil Wears Prada” when Anne Hathaway’s character gets a makeover within the fashion closet of Runway Magazine. As she strolls through the aisles of meticulously organized ready-to-wear, we catch a glimpse of the epic wall of shoes and the collection of handbags and dream about the potential of getting our hands on any of those designer duds.
Now that dream is one step closer to becoming a reality.
Anna Wintour, Vogue’s editor-in-chief, has donated two handbags to an eBay auction in support of the Beating Bowel Cancer fundraising efforts. The bags, a Reed Krakoff tote and a Salvatore Ferragamo hobo, are in “perfect condition direct from the US Vogue Closet,” according the the eBay page.
Now we’re all for the fashion world doing its part, but we must wonder: Is Anna donating items that don’t actually belong to her? For those of you who did not spend your college years packing clothes in a mode closet, press samples are sent over to magazines to be used in photo shoots and are eventually returned to the brand’s PR. So unlike in “The Devil Wears Prada,” editors can’t just pluck items willy-nilly for indefinite personal use. (Well technically, a minimum of.)
But hey, we’re definitely not complaining about fashion magazines using their power for good. Plus, since the auction just started, prices are dirt cheap in the meanwhile — £55 for a Reed Krakoff item is a once in a lifetime occurrence, folks.
So if you’re feeling like doing all of your part to support Beating Bowel Cancer, click on over to their eBay auction or head to their site for other ways to contribute.
Take a look at the items below and tell us what you think of Anna’s latest good deed.
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