Golden Globes dresses to be auctioned for Time’s Up cause

All proceeds will go to the campaign's legal defence fund

Dresses and tuxedos worn by stars at the 2018 Golden Globes will be auctioned off to raise money for Time’s Up.

At this year’s awards ceremony, which honours the best talent in the film and TV industries, celebrities wore black to protest gender inequality and sexual misconduct. A week before the event, over 300 women working in the entertainment industry launched the Time’s Up initiative to serve as a catalyst for change.

Now, publishers Condé Nast have announced their are teaming up with Time’s Up and eBay to auction off garments worn to the awards show by the likes of Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon.

“At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of the publishing house and editor-in-chief of Vogue, in a statement.

“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 for those who have been victims of sexual misconduct.”

The auction will begin at 12pm EST (5pm GMT) on Friday (January 19). Dresses worn by Witherspoon and Streep will be available to bid on alongside dresses seen on Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Margot Robbie and more at ebay.com/timesup.

As Vanity Fair reports, there will also be a raffle featuring clothes designed by Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenburg, and Rosie Assoulin. A minimum donation of $25 (£18) is required to enter, and winners will be able to choose one of three gowns.

Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO if the National Women’s Law Center, which is administering the Time’s Up legal defence fund, said: “We’re thrilled that actors and others in the entertainment industry are leading in this extraordinary way to end the scourge of workplace sexual harassment.

“Each time they’ve stepped up they’ve inspired more attorneys to join the Time’s Up legal defence fund and more individuals to contribute.”