A dazzling mix of selected gowns featuring lace and slightly puffed sleeves, halterneck, floral detailing shoulders, etc –all in black silhouettes along with tuxedos are all set to be auctioned off to raise money for the Time’s Up legal defence fund.
Organised by the publishing company Condé Nast and online auction website eBay, the auction will see designer’s originals worn by Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Hugh Jackman’s Brioni tuxedo and more all up for grabs. Designers like Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, Marck Jacobs and Calvin Klein are among those who have also donated their designs for the cause. The auction begins Friday, January 19 at 12 P.M. EST (10:30 PM IST) at e.Bay.com/timesup.
Besides the auction, three dresses will be sold via a sweepstakes model, in which shoppers can make a minimum donation of $US 25 (Rs 1,594) to enter a raffle for the chance to win one of three designer dresses worn at the event.
Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg and Rosie Assoulin are the designers contributing to the raffle, reported Vanity Fair.
“At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” said Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast. “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,” Wintour added.