- Almost every celebrity on the red carpet wore black at this year’s Golden Globes.
- The stunt was t o raise awareness for Time’s Up – a movement against sexual harassment in the workplace.
- Now, some of the black dresses and tuxes are being auctioned off on eBay from Friday.
- You could also take home a Stella McCartney gown for as little as $US25 (£18) in a raffle.
Both men and women donned black attire in support of Time’s Up – an organisation founded earlier this year by 300 women who work in film, television, and theatre who want to confront sexual harassment in the workplace and hold predators accountable.
Now, publishing giant Condé Nast – known for the likes of Vogue and Vanity Fair – is teaming up with Time’s Up and eBay to auction off a selection of the black dresses and tuxedos donned by celebrities last Sunday night.
The auction will, of course, raise money for the Time’s Up cause.
Dresses worn by the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Meryl Streep, and more will feature among the listings which go live on eBay on Friday January 19 at 5 p.m. GMT, or 12 p.m. EST.
All of the money raised will go to Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund, which subsidises legal support for women who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace and otherwise may not have the money or means to seek legal advice or defence to hold their harassers, attackers, and abusers to account.
If you want to get involved but aren’t sure that your funds will stretch as far as a designer dress worn by an A-List celebrity, there’ll also be a $US25 (£18)-a-ticket raffle where tickets holders can win dresses designed by Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rosie Assoulin. If your ticket comes up, you can choose which of the three dresses you want to take home.
“At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé 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.”
The Time’s Up website states:
“To every women employed in agriculture who has had to fend off unwanted sexual advances from her boss, every housekeeper who has tried to escape an assaultive guest, every janitor trapped nightly in a building with a predatory supervisor, […] and to women in every industry who are subjected to indignities and offensive behaviour that they are expected to tolerate in order to make a living: We stand with you. We support you.”
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