The Price of Going to Fashion Week in Milan

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Models backstage at Prada’s Fall/Winter 2014 show in Milan

Unless you are Anna Wintour or a famous celebrity, front row seats to Fashion Week certainly do not come cheap. Prepare to dig deep into your bank account, because the chance to be seated among the glamorous in-crowd to watch the likes of Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Prada and Miu Miu can be yours….all for the meager pricetag of $25,000.

That’s right. As part of Watermill Center’s Summer Auction, two Fashion Week packages are available for purchase online. Proceeds will help fund the Watermill Center’s Hamptons gallery, where artists exhibit their works for free. Investing in these coveted packages will provide you with two front-row tickets to the Fendi, Prada and Giorgio Armani shows, as well as two-front row tickets to the Miu Miu show in Paris. If you are feeling thrifty, the starting bid for the latter is $10,000.

Perhaps you might feel less inclined to compete for these tickets. If so, fret not, because the “buy it now” option allows you to buy these packages for $95,000 and $25,000 respectively. That is not to say that big spenders won’t hesitate to shell out a pretty penny in exchange for an exclusive view of the runway.

Has the realm of fashion reached its pinnacle of extravagance? You decide.

– Aimee Aurol