By Eromosele Patrick Eidusi
All money raised will go towards the Time’s Up Campaign.
The black dresses worn by actresses at the 2018 Golden Globes will go up for auction to raise money For the Time’s Up Campaign.
On Friday, 19 January at 5pm GMT, eBay will launch the sale, featuring gowns seen on the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Margot Robbie, Claire Foy and Nicole Kidman.
Designers to donate the 39 dresses (and Tuxedoes) include Marc Jacobs, Brandon Maxwell and Calvin Klein. A Raffle will also take place, with Stella Mc Cartney, Diane Von Furstenberg and Rosie Assoulin having also donated their designs to the cause. Shoppers can take part by making a $25 contribution and, if they win, will choose between a choice of three gowns.
“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,” said Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National women’s law center, which administers the Time’s up legal Defence Fund. “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.”
The auction was engineered by Conde Nast, who teamed up with Time’s Up and eBay. The 2018 Golden Globes will forever be remembered as the evening Hollywood stars wore black as a show of unity towards survivors of sexual abuse and harassment.
“At Conde Nast. We’ve always beloved in the importance of swift action to support menaginful social change,” said 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 Globes 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.”
See some pictures from the GOLDEN GLOBES 2018
Angelina Jolie, in Versace, brought her 14-year-old son, Pax Jolie-Pitt, along to the ceremony.
Emma Watson, in custom Ronald van der Kemp and Lilian von Trapp sustainable jewellery, was accompanied by activist and director Marai Larasi.
Penelope Cruz stepped out in a Ralph & Russo dress with Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry.
A Louis Vuitton-clad Michelle Williams was accompanied by civil rights activist and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke.
Mary J Blige in Alberta Ferretti.
Naomi Campbell in Jean Paul Gaultier and Neil Lane Jewellery.
Images: Getty images
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