Actresses To Auction Off Black Dresses For Time's Up

Joann Johnston
January 18, 2018

The 2018 Golden Globes red carpet was a historic one, with almost every celeb in attendance dressed in black in a solidified protest against sexual harassment and assault as well as gender inequality. Draped in all-black ensembles as a sign of protest against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood and beyond, it was the first time that a vast majority of Globes attendees used fashion to make such an overt political point. Now, fashion is also intent on demonstrating their solidarity with the fearless women that came forward to report their abusers, with some of the industry's most notable designers donating the dresses donned by famous actresses on the Golden Globes red carpet to Time's Up.

On Wednesday morning, publisher Condé Nast announced that it has teamed up with eBay and Time's Up to auction off a few of the black dresses - and tuxes - worn at the Golden Globes, with all funds raised going to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which helps connect people who encounter workplace sexual harassment with proper legal representation and assistance.

Other initiatives from Time's Up include a working group developing ideas for legislation and a drive to push studios and talent agencies to have a more even balance of men and women in their employment.

To participate in the charity event visit ebay.com/timesup, starting on Friday, January 19th at 9 AM PST/12 PM EST.

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Some of the dresses being auctioned off were worn by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and Meryl Streep.

Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, and Brandon Maxwell are among those who have donated dresses for the cause, while Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rosie Assoulin have donating gowns to a raffle which requires a minimum donation of $25 (£18).

President and C.E.O. of the National Women's Law Center, Fatima Goss Graves, says she's "thrilled" actors and industries alike are coming together to end the systematic abuse of women. The gowns, such as the Frida actress' Balenciaga dress, will be donated by the designers themselves with all the proceeds from the auction will go towards the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund. Lucky for you, Conde Nast, eBay and Time's Up have made this a reality.

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