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SHED THE SHAG SILENT AUCTION

Welcome to our Shed the Shag Silent Auction, where you will have a chance to bid on the spectacular items created by our costume shop students and staff and modeled by our faculty, staff, and special guests in a Fashion Show for the Ages on April 20.

List of items up for bid

Introducing the Velour VIPs

1. The Chair, part 1
2. La Vie en Rand
3. Orange Tempest
4. Randi L'Orange

The Fuzzy Scholars

1. The Typical Professor
2. Watteau Fabulous Ruffle
4. Marta the Drag-Fine
5. Othello's Tailcoat
7. Won't Get Fooled Again
8. Safety Dance
9. Shaggy Chap

The Season in Shag

1. Machinal Shag
2. Orange Violet
3. Shaggy Suitors 1
4. Shaggy Suitors 2
5. Venus in Shag
6. Carpet Casanova

Fantasies in Orange

1. Be Our Velour Vest
2. Game of Velour Chairs
3. The Rand Fairies
4. The Rand Shepherdess
5. Shag-erella
6. Shag Chop
7. Harry Rand-er
8. The Fifinator

Randy Paree

1. Shaggy Chapeau
2. Tres Chic
3. Swimming in Style
4. The Parisian Dogwalker

Celebration of Shag

1. The Belly Rander
2.The Avant-Garde Tailcoat
3. The Chair, part 2

 

 

See all the clothes in action:

Shed the Shag by Alissa Mesibov on Slide.ly - SlideShow Maker

 

Duration
This Silent Auction began at 5 p.m. on April 20 and closes on April 27 at midnight. All bids MUST be received by midnight on April 27 to be valid.

To place a bid
If you registered IN PERSON at the Fashion Show: Please continue to use the bidder number you received that day. To place a bid, please email us (click here) and include:
1. your bidder number
2. the title of the item(s) you are bidding on
3. the bid amount(s)
You may send us bids for multiple items in the same email.

If you did not register at the fashion show: To place a bid, please email us (click here) and include:
1. your full name, email, address, and phone number
2. the title of the item(s) you are bidding on
3. the bid amount(s)
When we acknowledge receipt of your email, we will include a bidder number. Please use it for all subsequent bids.
You may send us bids for multiple items in the same email.

Winning Bids
So that you may make an informed bid, new high bids for each item will be posted daily.

The winning bid for each item will be the highest offer received by midnight on April 27. The winners for each item will be contacted on Monday, April 29, via email and asked to make arrangement to pay by May 6. If items are not claimed, they will be offered to the next-highest bidder. Once payment is received, delivery of the item will be arranged.

Buy It Now
Most items have a "Buy It Now" option. If you would like to Buy It Now, please email us. In case of multiple Buy It Now requests, the first person to contact us (as determined by email timestamp) will get the item.

Questions?
Email us.

Allergic to Orange Shag?
Take a Claritin and bid anyway! But if that doesn't work for you, please consider making a donation:
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Shed the Shag Silent Auction Items

Click on the name of each item to see a photo and information about the item, including current high bids. If someone has decided to Buy It Now, the item will be listed as no longer on sale.

Introducing the Velour VIPs

The Chair

Description: Run things like a boss in the suit that started it all. This famous outfit, made of the Rand seat velour with tasteful accents of shag carpet, features a long duster coat perfect for dramatic entrances, and a plumed hat to maximize your swashbuckling.
Designers: Kristin Jensen and Emily Taradash '14G
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $4000
Minimum bid: $1000
Commission one for yourself: $4000

Current High Bid: $0

 

La Vie En Rand

Description: This French-inspired avant-garde melding of a classic Chanel suit with the likes of Erté gives off an aura of power and will make anyone wearing it feel like a Goddess.
Designer: Evan Laux '13
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $750
Minimum bid: $250
Buy it now: $300

Current High Bid:
Scarf (not pictured) only: SOLD

Orange Tempest

Description: Inspired by Miranda in Julie Taymor's Tempest, one of Professor Lewis' favorite and infamous American Theatre Makers. Unlike Spiderman, designer Jimi has made sure that Megan has all of the support she would ever need in order to soar! Jimi was inspired by the architecture of the Fine Arts Center in this angular masterpiece.
Designers: Jimi Vidal '13
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $50
Commission one for yourself: $150

Current High Bid: SOLD

 

Randi L'Orange

Description: Made with hot glue and a dream, much like the rest of this show!
Designers: Emily Taradash '14G
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $200
Minimum bid: $50
Commission one for yourself: $100

Current High Bid: $0

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The Season in Shag

Machinal Shag

Description: Express your extensial angst in this adaptation of our Machinal costume.
Designer: Based on a design by Emily Taradash '14G
Approximate size: Women's Medium
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $50
Buy it now: $150

Current High Bid:
Dress: $0
Hat: SOLD

 

Orange Violet

Description: Sing your heart out in this cover version of our singing heroine's costume from Violet, the musical.
Designer: Kristin Jensen
Approximate size: Women's Medium
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $50
Buy it now: $150

Current High Bid: $0

 

Shaggy Suitors

Description: From Harley Erdman's fabulous adaptation of Ana Caro's 17th c play, Count Partinuples, comes a Kristen Jensen creation that mirrors the design from the purple corset in Suitors. Watch out, or she'll cast a spell on you!
Designer: Kristin Jensen
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $50
Buy it now: $150

Current High Bid: $0

 

Venus in Shag

Description: If you loved our production of Suzan-Lori Parks' Venus, you might like this Rand-ified version of her costume.
Designers:
Chris Hynds '16 and Evan Laux '13
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $50
Buy it now: $150

Current High Bid: $0

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Rand-ee Paree

Shaggy Chapeau

Description: Be ready for spring, summer and tech in a jaunty Rand carpet hat and couture bell bottoms, perfect for a stroll down the Champs-Elysees… or Presidents Drive.
Designer: Stacie St. Louis (hat) and Lauren Li (pants)
Approximate size: One Size, Women's Medium
Value: Hat - $100, Bell Bottoms - $200
Minimum bid: Hat - $50, Bell Bottoms - $100
Buy it now: Hat - $75, Bell Bottoms - $150

Current High Bid:
Hat — SOLD

 

Tres Chic

Description: We can make smashin' fashion out of anything. To wit, this dress, which is lovingly crafted from curtains, orange chiffon, and velour accents to stay true to the Rand theme.
Designer:Chris Hynds '16
Approximate size: Women's Extra-Small
Value:Dress - $300, Clutch - $75
Minimum bid: Dress - $75, Clutch - $25
Buy it now: Dress - $150, Clutch - $50

Current High Bid: $0

 

Swimming in Style

Description: The whole family can go swimming in style with this 1940s inspired ensemble featuring a bikini top and bottom, as well as a cover-up. Also included — fun animal towels for the junior members of the swimming party.
Designer: Lauren Li '13
Approximate size: Women's Medium
Value: $200
Minimum bid: $50
Buy it now: $150

Current High Bid: $0

 

The Parisian Dogwalker

Description: This playfully bouyant skirt, an original design, is paired with edgy spiked collars for walker and pooch. Perfect for an afternoon walk in Paris.
Designer: Evan Laux '13
Approximate size: Women's Medium, Pooch Large
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $100
Buy it now: $200

Current High Bid: $0

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The Fuzzy Scholars

The Typical Professor

Description: Argyle, a sports coat, glasses and a bow tie. These are all the old-fashioned accessories we associate with a professor, right? Not like this, we didn't — shag carpet and velour seat covers turns this old-fashioned look into something for the fashionably daring.
Designer: Erin Mabee '15
Approximate size: Men's Large
Value: Bowtie - $50, Glasses - $50, Sportscoat - $100, Argyle sweater - $200
Minimum bid: Bowtie - $25, Glasses - $25, Sportscoat - $50, Argyle sweater - $75
Buy it now: Bowtie - $35, Glasses - $35, Sportscoat - $75, Argyle sweater - $100

Current High Bid:
Argyle sweater — SOLD

Watteau Fabulous Ruffle

Description: This ensemble offers a stylish orange update to Watteau's timeless Pierrot costume, first created in the 18th century.
Designers: Erin Mabee '15
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $400
Minimum bid: $150
Buy it now: $250

Current High Bid: $0

 

Marta the Drag-Fine

Description: Style yourself like Spanish nobility in this delightful costume based on the Department of Theater's 2009 production of Marta the Divine.
Designer: Ethan Berube '13
Approximate size: Men's XL
Value: $700
Minimum bid: $100
Buy it now: $500

Current High Bid: $0

 

Othello's Tailcoat

Description: An homage to faculty member and actor Gil McCauley's role as Othello in UMass 2003 production of the play, this design was inspired by Victorian and Romantic era elements.
Designer: Alina Nalivayko '14
Approximate size: Men's 48
Value: $400
Minimum bid: $100
Buy it now: $200

Current High Bid: $0

 

Won't Get Fooled Again

Description: Rock it out in Orange Style. Oh behave, baby! Isn't he shag-a-delic! That coat gives new meaning to SHAG! And those pants. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey are on the phone to us RIGHT NOW to order their own.
Designer: Jimi Vidal '13
Approximate size: Men's Large
Value: $400 ensemble
Minimum bid: $100
Buy it now: $300

Current High Bid: $0

 

Safety Dance

Description: Be prepared for any hammer- or nail-related emergency with this stylish bandolier and overalls combo.
Designer: Colleen Fitzgibbons
Approximate size: Men's Large
Value:
$300
Minimum bid:
$100
Buy it now:
$200

Current High Bid: $0

 

Shaggy Chap

Description: Sometimes puns fail us, as is the case with this snazzy safety-conscious outfit. Be prepared for any workshop occasion with this fabulous welding apron/chaps combo in Rand orange velour. Yes, you just read that correctly. Comes with shag and velour safety accessories.
Designer: Caprice Capucci '13
Approximate size:
Men's Large
Value:
Welding apron/chaps - $200, Gloves - $30, Toolbox - $100, Canteen - $40
Minimum bid:
Welding apron/chaps - $75, Gloves - $15, Toolbox - $25, Canteen - $20
Buy it now:
Welding apron/chaps - $150, Gloves - $25, Toolbox - $75, Canteen - $30

Current High Bid:
Toolbox — SOLD
Canteen — SOLD

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Fantasies a l'Orange

 

Game of Velour Chairs

Description: Cersei is a badass babe who runs things behind the throne — kinda like our administrative assistant, Bethany. Don't cross her, you may get a papercut. If you ask real nice, though, she might let you bid on this fabulous Lannister ensemble.
Designer: Colleen Fitzgibbons
Approximate size:
Women's Large
Value:
$300
Minimum bid:
$50
Buy it now:
$150

Current High Bid: $0

 

The Rand Fairies

Description: These fairy costumes are enchanted indeed — the transform the velour and shag into something truly remarkable. Six of these delightful sets are available, consisting of a bodice, skirt, and accessories. Top sixers bidders will be considered winners.
Designer: Laura Summers with assistance from fairy models
Approximate size: Children's one-size
Value: $100
Minimum bid: $25
Buy it now: $50

Current High Bids (for 6 costumes):
4 costumes: SOLD

 

The Rand Shepherddess

Description: When it comes to steering lost, confused, helpless lambs through the wild scary forest of paperwork, there's no one like our general manager Willow Cohen. You can steal some of her shepherding mojo with this fabulous Rand Shepherdess outfit, inspired by 18th century designs but given a shag-eriffic modern twist with 1970s shag and a bright color pallet.
Designer: Caprice Capucci '13
Approximate size: Women's Small/petite
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $100
Buy it now: $200

Current High Bid: $0

 

Shag-erella

Description: A mermaid-styled dress with orange fringe to give it flair —if this isn't the prettiest thing you've ever seen that was made out of orange velour seat covers, we don't know what is. Cinderella is jealous.
Designers: Chris Hynds '16
Approximate size: Women's Small
Value: Dress - $500, Necklace - $50
Minimum bid:
Dress - $200, Necklace - $15
Buy it now: Dress — $350, Necklace - $25

Current High Bid: $0

 

Mod Shag

Description: Megan Draper called. She wants this dress.
Designer:
Kristin Jensen, Stacie St. Louis and Alina Nalivayko
Approximate size:
Women's Medium
Value: $300
Minimum bid:
$50
Buy it now:
$150

Current High Bid: $0

 

The Fifinator

Description: It is the rare individual who has his or her act together the way our production manager, Julie Fife, does. If you can't be her, though, at least you can aspire with this super-hero costume, complete with essential Fife accessory, the candy basket.
Designer: Erin Mabee '15
Approximate size: One size
Value: $200
Minimum bid:
$50
Buy it now: $100

Current High Bid: $0

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Celebration of Shag

The Belly Rander

Description: Do you belly dance? Do you wish you did? Then you need to own this belly dancer costume turned gown! Complete with shag bra piece.
Designer:Chris Hynds '16
Approximate size: Women's Small
Value: $300
Minimum bid: $75
Buy it now: $200

Current High Bid: $0

 

The Avant-Garde Tailcoat

Description: The carpet is old but the look is new. Own this avant-garde take on the tailcoat today!
Designers:
Chris Hynds '16
Approximate size:
Women's Large
Value:
$200
Minimum bid:
$50
Buy It Now:
$100

Current High Bid: $0

 

The Chair, part 2

Description: Just as our theater has changed its outfit, so has our chair. She's now a vision in purple, looking ahead to a less shagerrific, but no less awesome future. Own this emblem of the next 40 years, bedecked with accents from the new Rand.
Designers: Kristin Jensen and Emily Taradash '14G
Approximate size: Women's Large
Value: $400
Minimum bid: $100
Commission one for yourself: $300

Current High Bid: $0

 

 

 

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