Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Margaret Russell and Eddie Ross at the CFDA Auction

Bloomingdale’s Chairman and CEO Michael Gould and ELLE DECOR Editor-in-Chief Margaret Russell co-hosted the Right-Off-the-Runway Designer Chair Auction, held by Bloomingdale’s, Bernhardt, and The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) on Bloomingdale’s 59th Street new furniture floor on January 28.

The charitable silent auction featured nine one-of-a-kind designer chairs to benefit the CFDA Foundation, including designs created by such esteemed designers as Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Monique Lhuillier, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Anna Sui and Diane von Furstenberg.

Each of the nine designers took a traditional Bernhardt “Bloomingdale’s” chair and created a special piece inspired by their own spring 2009 runway collections. In addition, Bloomingdale’s will create its own limited edition version of the chair to be sold in the store, from which a portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit the CFDA Foundation.