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.
“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.”