Here it comes, a chance to bid for celebrity clothing donated to high street chain Topshop. You may remember a few months ago the dresses were up for hire from the Oxford Street store, and now they're on auction in aid of Age Concern and Help the Aged.
Dresses in aid of a charity have always been known to sell for more (or so I'm told) than the original selling price, but the attendees of the auction will be interesting. Although the dresses have been worn by celebrities, will celebrities come and buy them? Perhaps in aid of charity, but I think the public will be the ones bidding for these golden dresses. Either way the intention for Topshop is the publicity, the intention of the bidders are the dresses, and the charity is just a bonus!
In other news, John Galliano has replaced Donatella Versace as the chairperson of Fashion Fringe Covent Garden, stating that he is looking for someone with their own handwriting that's a bit of a rebel. Like Donatella, Galliano will be holding the position for two years.