Irish actresses Saoirse Ronan and Caitriona Balfe are among those donating the dresses they wore at this year’s Golden Globes to a charity auction to benefit the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund. The fund is for both female and male victims of sexual harassment at work and is aimed primarily at those who cannot afford the payments to defend themselves.
At this year’s Golden Globes, which took place earlier this month, stars wore black to the event to protest sexual harassment and inequality in the movie and entertainment industry.
A number of the attendees have since donated their gowns and outfits to an auction which goes live on eBay tomorrow.
The dresses and suits up for grabs include Reese Witherspoon’s Zac Posen gown, Tracee Ellis Ross’s Marc Jacobs dress and turban, Hugh Jackman’s Brioni tuxedo, Claire Foy’s Stella McCartney suit, Saoirse Ronan’s Versace dress, Catriona Balfe’s Chanel Haute Couture dress, and 35 more pieces donated by top designers.
Condé Nast partnered with Time’s Up and eBay for Charity to host the auction.
Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue said: "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."
The auction will last until January 26, and three dresses will be sold via a ’sweepstakes’, where eBay users donate at least $25 for a chance to win a dress of their choice. The auction is available here.