For $500 Tilda Swinton will read you a bedtime story

Lynn Wyatt and the Rathko Chapel
Lynn Wyatt and the Rathko Chapel

Houston-based socialite and philanthropist Lynn Wyatt is auctioning off some of her haute couture to support the Rothko Chapel, a non-denominational chapel featuring fourteen paintings by Mark Rothko. Also included in the auction is a bedtime story read over Skype by none other than ice queen/actress Tilda Swinton. And we seriously doubt that you’ll actually be able to fall asleep following the (most likely) highly-eerie performance.

The auction kicked off Monday and bids are pouring in on designer clothes by Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Chanel. But more importantly, someone has already bid $500 for Swinton to read them a bedtime story.

Clothes up for auction
Clothes up for auction
Tilda Swinton (wiki)
Tilda Swinton (wiki)

“Strikingly talented English actress Tilda Swinton’s appearance in such mainstream pictures as ‘The Beach,’ ‘Constantine,’ and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ as well as her Oscar-Winning role in ‘Michael Clayton’ have established her as a brilliant actress in the world of cinema. Listen to a bedtime story, chosen and read by Swinton, over Skype. A magical experience for children and adults alike, this is a unique opportunity to listen to one of contemporary cinema’s most important actresses,” the listing on Paddle8 says.

Also listed for sale is a print by Andy Warhol called “After the Party,” a Rick Owens-designed leather jacket owned by Bono, Elton John’s sunglasses, a 1984 Robert Mapplethorpe photo, “Iris,” and Madame D.’s trunk from “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”