The 2018 Golden Globes red carpet was a historic one, with nearly every celeb in attendance dressed in black in a solidified protest against sexual harassment and assault as well as gender inequality. And it didn’t end there: Several of the evening’s biggest stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Viola Davis, Nicole Kidman, Claire Foy, Mandy Moore, Hugh Jackman, and many more, are now putting their outfits to good use by auctioning them for the recently created TIME’S UP initiative, a movement helping to raise funds to help working-class women receive proper legal representation in sexual misconduct cases.
Condé Nast, parent company to the likes of Vogue and Teen Vogue, has teamed up with the organization and eBay for Charity to host an auction of Golden Globes gowns and tuxedos, with all proceeds benefitting the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
From Friday, January 19th at 9am/8c through January 26, shoppers will be able to bid on outfits from the above listed celebrities as well as 35 more pieces donated by designers on eBay.
Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief at Vogue, commented on the auction, saying, “At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change. 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.”
If you’re worried about being outbid by high spenders, not to fret: There’s still a chance to get in on the action, as three of the looks — Claire Foy’s Stella McCartney suit, Mandy Moore’s Rosie Assoulin gown, and Madeline Brewer’s Diane von Furstenburg dress, will be sold using a “sweepstakes model,” where shoppers can choose to donate $25 or more for a chance to win a dress of their choice.
Sign up for an email reminder here, then shop the goods in full when the auction goes live. Best of luck!
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(Photos via Joe Scarnici, Frazer Harrison, + Frederick M. Brown/Getty)