The Golden Globes may be over for another year, but this year’s message of gender equality and bringing an end to sexual assault and harassment against women continues to live on.
At the 2018 Golden Globes, the usually colourful red carpet was a sea of black gowns and tuxes, with presenters and attendees dressing in support of the Time’s Up movement. Beginning with 300 Hollywood actors, the movement was born in January as a resistance against gender inequality both in the film and TV industry as well as around the world. Showing their solidarity, almost every Golden Globe attendee this year wore black, and now many of the celebs who were in attendance are donating their gowns and tuxes to continue raising awareness and now money for the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. The fund helps individuals who face sexual harassment in the workplace connect with legal representation.
Starting on Friday, January 19, eBay will be partnering with Conde Nast to hold an auction for many of the gowns and tuxes worn at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony. Laura Dern’s Armani gown, Zoe Kravitz’s Saint Laurent, Reese Witherspoon’s Zac Posen and Shailene Woodley’s Ralph Lauren are just a handful of the more than 30 gowns that will be put up for auction.
The men of the Golden Globes are also getting in on the fundraising action. This year’s host Seth Meyers will be auctioning off his Valentino tux, and actors Hugh Jackman, Daniel Kaluuya, Jude Law and more will do the same.
Of course, not all of us who want to help raise money for the Time’s Up movement can afford to bid on one of the many high-end gowns and tuxes available in the auction. Three of the gowns worn to this year’s awards show, including Claire Foy’s Stella McCartney suit, Madeline Brewer’s Diane von Furstenburg gown, and Mandy Moore’s Rosie Assoulin gown will be included in a raffle for anyone who donates $25 or more to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund through the eBay site.
The auction can be accessed here and opens Friday, January 19 and will run until Friday, January 26.