How To Watch What Happens, Or Just What Happens At Oscar de la Renta-------
At last night’s Housing Works Fashion for Action fundraiser benefitting the organization’s work to end homelessness and AIDS, co-chair Patricia Clarkson offered a special gift-with-purchase to shoppers: herself. “If you buy ten things, I’ll go home with you!” the Oscar-nominated actress announced. Sadly, that offer was one night only (and in all likelihood, not entirely in earnest), but you don’t need to have been at last night’s benefit to reap the largesse of fashion brands including Marc Jacobs, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Reed Krakoff, and Ralph Lauren. The public sale runs from today through Sunday at Housing Works’ Chelsea thrift shop, and an online auction is now running as well, with tickets to Oscar de la Renta’s Resort ’14 fashion show, a $750 gift card to Neiman Marcus (currently well under its $750 value), and a taping of Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live! on the block.