But the parents of two young hopefuls did just that at last month's gala dinner in aid of charity Kids.
One of the lots auctioned on the night was a week's work experience with designer Julien MacDonald, handbag guru Lulu Guinness and luxury fashion PR agency M&M Management.
Anne-Dauphine de Grivel and husband Olivier stumped up £7,000 for fashion student daughter Cleme to take the prize. And when a late anonymous bidder matched it, organisers agreed to duplicate the experience.
M&M Management's operations director Charlotte Johnson says the PRO wannabes would be offered a three-month stint. Unpaid, naturally.