Someone Paid $42,500 to Hang Around at Vogue

Since Thursday, April 8 fashion wannabes/lovers have had the chance to bid on a week-long hang out sesh at the Vogue office in NYC.

From the auction website:

anna wintour in her vogue officeAnna Wintour, the legendary editor of the world’s recognized fashion authority,Vogue, has joined the cause to help benefit the RFK Center by donating a priceless week-long experience at the revered magazine. Tailored to the individual interests and skill set of the auction winner, the week at Vogue will be as fascinating as it is informative.

On Tuesday the bidding had reached an exorbitant 13,000, and today ended at $42,500. Let me repeat, forty two thousand five hundred dollars.

I find it hard to believe that Anna would be down for entertaining a random muggle for a whole week, and thus assume this deep pocketed lad or laddess will report to one of her minions a good portion of the time. To me, this sounds like an glorified internship minus the coffee fetching, but whatev’.

The site says the estimated value of the “prize” is $10,000. Not so sure where they came up with this number, but perhaps it’s some derivative of the “time is money” adage. If Anna takes five minutes to speak with the winner everyday for a business week, that’s 25 less minutes she can be the Pope of fashion, which somehow boils down to a decreased number of cerulean blouses being fished out of Casual Corner clearance bins five to ten years in the future. Pure. Logic.

What do you think?

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  • Reply Terryl April 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “…which somehow boils down to a decreased number of cerulean blouses being fished out of Casual Corner clearance bins five to ten years in the future.”

    It’s sort of…comical…how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected FOR you by the people in this room… From a pile of stuff.


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