It's been 10 days since the historic 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards wrapped, leaving celebrities and their stylists plenty of time to clean, steam and package their red carpet wares to either store for their personal archives or return to the houses from which they were borrowed. But this year, a stable of now-iconic black gowns and tuxedos are seeking a new home following the red carpet, all for a very important cause.
On Wednesday, Condé Nast announced that it has joined forces with eBay and Time's Up to auction off 34 gowns and tuxedos that were worn by various nominees, presenters and attendees during the 2018 Golden Globes and later donated by the celebrities and designers themselves. The entirety of the event's proceeds will benefit the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which helps individuals facing workplace sexual harassment to secure legal representation and public relations assistance.
"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. (Condé Nast recently cut ties with photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino, both of whom have been accused of sexual assault, harassment and misconduct.) "Through this auction powered by eBay, 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."
Of the 34 pieces on the auction block, many are among the most recognizable of the night; those include Tracee Ellis Ross's Marc Jacobs, Issa Rae and Kerry Washington's Prabal Gurung, Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie and Daniel Kaluuya's Gucci, Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams and Emma Stone's Louis Vuitton, Jude Law and Zoe Kravitz's Saint Laurent, Reese Witherspoon's Zac Posen, Saorise Ronan's Versace and Meryl Streep's Vera Wang.
The auction begins Friday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST and runs through Friday, Jan. 26. Meanwhile, three of the dresses — Claire Foy's Stella McCartney, Madeline Brewer's Diane von Furstenberg and Mandy Moore's Rosie Assoulin — will be available via a sweepstakes in which shoppers can donate, starting at $25, to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund for a chance to win the gown of their choice.
For more information, head to eBay.com/TimesUp.