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Beyonce on the cover of Vogue’s September issue, photographed by Mario Testino.
Got a spare $25K? That’s all you need to buy a meet and greet with Anna Wintour. CharityBuzz, the online auction website that offers luxurious experiences in exchange for cash (lots of it; it goes toward a variety of philanthropic causes), is offering a tour of the Vogue offices at 1 World Trade Center in Manhattan during fashion week. At the moment, the high bid is $14,500, but the site estimates the experience is worth nearly twice that, at $25,000.
Of course, Wintour isn’t the only prize. You also get swag—Vera Wang clothes, a Michael Kors bag, a Serena Williams-signed copy of the magazine, Irene Neuwirth earrings—and tickets to a runway show, as well as a tour around the office and the fashion closet. The coolest part, however, might be the chance to be on set for a photo shoot. Access to a shoot like that is the one thing money typically can’t buy, except for this one time, when it definitely can.
The money raised goes toward the United States Tennis Association Foundation which aims to “bring tennis and education together to change lives.” Wintour’s love of tennis is no secret—both Williams sisters, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Chris Evert, all have been feature in the pages of Vogue—and she’s even ditched fashion shows in favor of watching the U.S. Open live in Queens. So really, what’s a few minutes of her time to raise $25,000 for her charity of choice?