Women’s Wear Daily asked a handful of amazing — and merrily
generous — designers to craft one-of-a-kind stockings and fill each
with all sorts of goodies for an imaginary typical customer.
Today through Saturday, this haute hosiery — and all the treats therein — will be auctioned on eBay (www.ebay.com/wwdstockings)
beginning at 6:00 P.M. EST to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, which
provides weekend and holiday meals to New York City’s homebound
They may not arrive in time for Christmas but who cares when you can receive such treats as Vera Wang’s "Grey Gardens" Broadway tickets, Rodarte’s
"Tender Is the Night," Marc by Marc Jacobs’ ribbon watch, Tuleh’s
ostrich clutch, Heatherette’s bubble-gum-print tank top and Alexander
McQueen’s skeleton key chain — not to mention the bliss of helping
others — will deliver thrills long after that Rockefeller Center tree
has turned to mulch. Not to mention you get the priceless couture stockings themselves,
if an instant heirloom isn’t worth waiting for, what is? Check out the loot!
Rodarte by Laura and Kate Mulleavy wool and silk chiffon stocking with georgette and organza rosettes.
Joëlle Ciocco’s face cream, $110.
Libertine’s "What Wood Johnson Do" T-shirt, $225.
Santa Maria Novella’s almond Soap, $45 for a box of three, and gardenia dusting powder, $36.
Payard’s chocolates, $15.
Cat Power’s "The Greatest" CD, $10.
Gauze pouch filled with gold chocolate coins, $10.
"Tender Is the Night," by F. Scott Fitzgerald, $14.
Steiff’s stuffed rabbit, $30.
"Metropolitan Criterion Collection" DVD, $35.99.
Ribbon-wrapped candy canes, $2.49.
Origami swans, $5.36, for 20 sheets of paper.
Doll kitchen set, $13.
Marc Jacobs quilted leather stocking with chain hardware.
Votive candles, $40 for a set of three.
Ivy’s fragrance, $65.
Stinky Rat’s cotton polo, $35.
Marc by Marc Jacobs’:
Ribbon watch, $285.
Silk tie, $59.
Apple charm watch necklace, $125.
Woven cashmere scarf, $55.
Two pairs of leather gloves, $115.
Two pairs of fingerless wool gloves, $3 to $6.
Cotton boxer shorts, $10.
Two plastic totes, $44 each.
Plastic purse, $14.
Patent leather belt, $28.
Three sequin belts, $3.50 each.
Two jeweled bracelets, $215 each.
Leather quilted wallet, $148.
Cashmere hat, $145.
Cashmere gloves, $45, with matching cashmere blend scarf, $35.
Cotton and elastic belt, $10.
Cotton baseball hat, $32.
Rubber flip-flops, $14.
Alligator watch, $250.
Leather wallet with "MJ" logo, $168.
Silk and cashmere scarf, $60.
Cashmere blend socks, $35.
Ribbon belt, $48.
Star charm watch necklace, $150.
Two leather bracelets, $7 each.
Eight resin rings, $3.50 each.
Resin signature cuff, $68.
Patent leather and plastic watch, $150.
Two lipstick pens, $1.50 each.
Four key chains in various shapes, $5 to $7.
Heart mirror compact, $5.
Metal heart necklace, $36.
"The Catwalk Cats" by Grace Coddington with photos by Didier Malige, $32.
Vera Wang silk duchesse satin stocking.
Vera Wang’s beaded necklace, $995;
Princess fragrance, $68 for a 3.4-oz. bottle;
Lace bra, $75.
Customized engraved stationery, $365 for a pack of 50.
"Grey Gardens" on Broadway, two orchestra tickets for March 1, $222.50.
Danskin’s leggings, $24.99.
Pepperidge Farm’s cheddar-flavored Goldfish, $1.99.
"Mrs. Harris" DVD, $25.63.
La Maison du Chocolat’s chocolate-covered almonds, $23.
Jennifer Ouellette’s velvet headband, $45.
Tuleh by Bryan Bradley oversized cotton and linen stocking with metal bow.
Tuleh’s silk heels with holly adornments, $450
Ostrich clutch, $2,250.
Albertus for Tuleh’s lippe cat hat, $1,500.
Bradley’s copies of "Books on Art & Culture" catalogue, by
Distributed Art Publishers Inc. and "Fall Winter 06-07" catalogue by
"Greetings, Friends!" laminated copy of poem by Roger Angell, from the December 1994 New Yorker.
Stocking Girl’s sheer stockings, $19.99.
Fred’s spring water, $1.89.
"Nadja," by Andre Breton, $10.79.
Vintage engraved sterling silver tray, estimated value, $325.
A Greek version of "Amanti" DVD, estimated value, $5.99.
Alexander McQueen embroidered wool tartan stocking.
Alexander McQueen’s metal and plastic aviator sunglasses, $280.
Brass skeleton key chain, $245.
Silk skull scarf, $110.
pound (approximately $1,968 at current exchange) donations to the World
Wildlife Foundation, Survival-International and Battersea Dogs &
Animal adoption certificate of a Sumatran tiger from the London Zoo, 1,000 pounds.
Heatherette by Richie Rich and Traver Rains cotton knit stocking.
Heatherette’s cotton bubble-gum-print tank, $29
Kidrobot’s doll, $5.95.
Cotton sweatpants, $59.
Galanis for Fragments’ swan necklace, exclusively made for
Heatherette’s spring 2007 runway show gift bags, estimated value, $150.
Tarte’s Tickled cheek stain, $28.
Ghirardelli’s milk chocolate bar, $1.25.
All photos by: George Chinsee and David Yassky
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