Opening Ceremony solves the age old adage of what to get the person who has everything with the unveiling of their 'Crazy Gifts' collection. The 2019 edition of the drop aims to feature one-of-a-kind gifts for you or your loved ones as part of its annual CrazyCozyChill holiday program. To coincide with the holiday season, 10 presents have been donated by friends of the brand and various public figures with 100% of proceeds donated to a charity of the gift host’s choice. Charities chosen include the Lower Eastside Girls Club, the Hetrick-Martin Institute and Art Start.
Unique objects and experiences up for sale start at £823.62 for a custom invention by comedian Julio Torres to a photoshoot with David LaChapelle priced at £123,543.15. Also included in the lineup is an opportunity to bid on a weeklong all-inclusive stay at The Standard, Maldives and 2 tickets to Saturday Night Live with American actor and comedian Bowen Yang, which includes backstage access and a tour of the SNL studio.
The most expensive item in the 'Crazy Gifts' series is a personal photoshoot with legendary photographer and pop culture icon David LaChapelle. For those with £123,543.15 spare, you can get LaChapelle's creative direction and photography skills, studio, and post-production fees complete with wardrobe and hair and makeup. LaChapelle, who has shot famous faces such as Britney Spears, David Bowie and Angelina Jolie, will then gift the recipient a signed framed print. LaChapelle's chosen charity is the Jimmy Carter Centre which focuses on 'human rights and the alleviation of human suffering.'
Whilst many of the items listed are US based only, international buyers can purchase a personal video message from Emmy-nominated actress Natasha Lyonne or a signed jersey from basketball player Russell Westbrook worn during a game of his choosing. Other gifts offered include dinners, VIP Head In The Clouds passes, personal astrology reading, exclusive sneakers and dinner with Amanda Lepore.
'Crazy Gifts' is part of Opening Cermony's CrazyCozyChill holiday program, which also includes an online advent calendar which is a place to see all of the brands 'crazy, cozy cool chill ideas' for the festive period and revealing new products daily.You can have a look at the 'Crazy Gifts' collection and The Giving Calendar online at openingceremony.com.