erin oconnor radio 4 model world.jpgAmongst the many London Fashion Week cocktail parties, after-show soirées, product launches, and goodness knows what else, there is one particular auction that seems to have attracted a fair bit of attention.

Erin O'Connor is opening her wardrobe for auction tomorrow evening at Christie's. The face of Marks & Spencer is clearing out her closet all in the name of fashion. Thirty items, including designer clothing and handbags, will go under the hammer with the proceeds going towards the British Fashion Council's initiatives to assist young designers.

Money raised will also benefit her own pet project, the Model Sanctuary, a quiet space in London where models can relax, eat healthy, and seek support and nutritional advice.

"You can't force someone to be healthy, but I hope we show them that health is worth investing in and they can use the lessons throughout their lives," she told the Guardian.

At least somebody is looking out for our models this season.