The money will go to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
At the 2018 Golden Globes, both men and women in attendance wore black to support Time’s Up and unite against sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. While the decision was symbolic, it came as part of a larger mission by Time’s Up to raise money for their legal defence fund – which goes towards defending women in all industries who’ve been victims of harassment.
Continuing these efforts, on Wednesday, Condé Nast announced that it will be teaming up with Time’s Up and eBay to auction off some of the dresses and tuxedos worn to the Golden Globes. The auction will begin on Friday January 19 at 12pm EST at ebay.com/timesup. On the decision, Anna Wintour said: “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.”
34 dresses have been donated by actresses including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Viola Davis, Tracee Ellis Ross, Greta Gerwig, Salma Hayek, Laura Dern, and Margot Robbie. Designers such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Diane von Furstenberg, and Rosie Assoulin have also donated their designs to a raffle.
Fatima Goss, president of the National Women’s Law Centre which administers the 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 Defense Fund and more individuals to contribute.”