Jennifer Lopez,Naomi Campbell, and others Shop 7th on Sale Online to Raise Money for HIV/AIDS

Star-Studded Gala Kicks off Industry-Wide Sample Sale — Available Online, Via eBay, for the First Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 11, 2005–Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Sevigny, Ellen Pompeo, Amanda Hearst, and LeAnn Rimes were among the stars to wine, dine and shop to fight HIV/AIDS at last night’s gala to launch 7TH ON SALE ONLINE — a historic fashion industry fundraiser sponsored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Dolce & Gabbana, eBay, Kenneth Cole, Polo Ralph Lauren, and VOGUE magazine. Fashion designers including Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Donna Karan, Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs also were included in the celebrity-studded crowd.The evening marked the return of 7TH ON SALE after a 10-year hiatus, joining once again fashion’s biggest names in an effort to raise money for HIV/AIDS charities. This year, the sale continues for a month after the gala with more than 6,000 designer items for men, women, children and the home, available on eBay (www.ebay.com/7thonsale).

Jennifer Lopez will donate the Dolce & Gabbana dress she wore at the event to the eBay charity auction. “You can bid on it, get it and buy it on eBay,” Ms. Lopez said. “And it’s all for a very important cause.”

Amanda Hearst will also donate the Randolph Duke dress she wore; the ivory charmeuse dress was designed using pearls bought on eBay.

Other charity auction highlights include a Ralph Lauren Collection Beaded Dress worn by Lindsay Lohan, limited edition Kenneth Cole Hudson bags, a Donna Karan berry tulle dress worn by Susan Sarandon, and Kate Spade Cannes Bellini evening bags. The starting bid for each item will be 10 percent of its retail price.

Also up for bid are nine Fashion Adventures — highly coveted, once-in-a-lifetime auction packages created by VOGUE specifically for this charity auction. Listings will last from November 10 to December 7, with a new assortment of items added each Thursday.

“It’s cool to shop online and hopefully it will help raise more money,” said Ms. Johansson.

The proceeds from 7TH ON SALE ONLINE will be distributed through the CFDA-VOGUE INITIATIVE / New York City AIDS Fund. Launched originally in 1990 as the CFDA-Vogue Initiative for the New York City AIDS Fund, the first “7th on Sale” raised an astounding $4.2 million and mobilized the entire fashion industry in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Two years later, “7th on Sale / San Francisco” set another precedent in California, galvanizing the Bay Area design and retail communities, raising an additional $2.6 million. In 1995, “7th on Sale / The Return to New York” enlisted the help of thousands of volunteers and vendors, as well as top fashion models, photographers and celebrities who made “7th on Sale” an overwhelming success, bringing in another $4.2 million for HIV/AIDS organizations.

One Response to “Jennifer Lopez,Naomi Campbell, and others Shop 7th on Sale Online to Raise Money for HIV/AIDS”

  1. SAM says:

    well i think its good thing to give to the less priviledged and that is the secret of prosperity, jello is a very generous girl and i trust God , He will bless her the more.
    i really love jello and i just can tell her , i have been in love with her for 4 years now , love watching her shows, videos and i have all her songs, she is my idol.