Conde Nast has teamed up with eBay to auction off some of this year’s stunning Golden Globes black gowns in a bid to raise money for the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund.
This year’s ceremony, which took place on Jan. 7, saw stars wear all-black in solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment. The designers behind the gowns have now agreed to donate them to the movement, with all proceeds helping sexual assault victims find legal representation.
Some of the celebrity dresses being auctioned off include the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Margot Robbie and many more.
Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein and Brandon Maxwell are among those who have donated dresses to the worthy cause.
“At Conde Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” says Anna Wintour, artistic director of Conde Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue. “Through this auction powered by eBay for Charity, and harnessing the compelling pull of both fashion and activism, we’re hopeful that the black dresses worn at this year’s historic Golden Globe Awards will raise funds for the Time’s Up initiative, and serve to support the stories and voices of those who have been victims of sexual misconduct.”
Shoppers can click here to bid on the dresses between Jan. 19 to 26.
As well as the gowns being up for auction, designers Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg and Rosie Assoulin have also donated their designs to a raffle. Those who wish to donate a minimum of $25 will be in with a chance of winning one of the three donated designer dresses – worn by Mandy Moore, Madeline Brewer and Claire Foy – with all proceeds, once again, going to the Time’s Up movement.
Fatima Goss, president and C.E.O. of the National Women’s Law Centre, which administers the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund, said: “We’re thrilled that actors and others in the entertainment industry are leading in this extraordinary way to end the scourge of workplace sexual harassment.”
“Each time they’ve stepped up they’ve inspired more attorneys to join the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund and more individuals to contribute,” she added, according to Vanity Fair.