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Designers to auction those Golden Globes ‘black’ protest dresses for Time's Up

It appears that Hollywood isn’t done using the black dress protest to address sexual misconduct and gender inequality.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: January 18, 2018 11:21 IST ]
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Earlier this month on the Golden Globes red carpet, the conversation swirled around Time’s Up, the sexual harassment prevention initiative introduced by Hollywood heavy-hitters like Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and America Ferrera. It appears that Hollywood isn’t done using the black dress protest to address sexual misconduct and gender inequality.

As per reports, thirty-nine black dresses and tuxedos worn at this year's Golden Globes will be going up for auction and all the proceeds will benefit the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which helps people combat sexual harassment and gender inequality.

American Mass Media Company Conde Nast is partnering with Time's Up and eBay to auction dresses worn by celebrities at the 2018 Golden Globes, reports E! Online.

From January 19 to 26, shoppers can visit ebay.com/timesup to bid on gowns worn by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Gal Gadot, Elizabeth Moss, Emma Watson, Viola Davis, Salma Hayek and more.

People can also bid on the tuxedos worn by Jude Law, Neil Patrick Harris, Hugh Jackman and Daniel Kaluuya.
All the dresses are being donated by the fashion designers who created them, including Giorgio Armani, Prabal Gurung and Brandon Maxwell.

Anna Wintour, artistic director of Conde Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, said, "At Conde Nast, we've always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change."

"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," she added.

Many celebrities wore black to the Golden Globes as a symbol of solidarity and to raise awareness for the Time's Up movement.

Here's a list of all the celebrities and designers donating black outfits for Time's Up:

Armani - Laura Dern
Balenciaga - Salma Hayek Pinault
Brandon Maxwell - Viola Davis
Brioni - Hugh Jackman
Calvin Klein - Sarah Paulson
Chanel Haute Couture - Caitriona Balfe
Chloe - Isabelle Huppert
Diane von Furstenberg - Madeline Brewer
Dior - Michelle Pfeiffer and Elisabeth Moss
Dolce & Gabbana - Sarah Jessica Parker
Givenchy - Nicole Kidman
Gucci - Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, Daniel Kaluuya
Louis Vuitton - Alicia Vikander, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone
Marc Jacobs - Tracee Ellis Ross
Monse - Maggie Gyllenhaal
Prabal Gurung - Issa Rae, Kerry Washington
Prada - Diane Kruger
Oscar de la Renta - Greta Gerwig
Ralph Lauren - Shailene Woodley
Ralph & Russo - Penelope Cruz
Ronald Van Den Kemp - Emma Watson
Rosie Assoulin - Mandy Moore
Saint Laurent - Jude Law, Zoe Kravitz
Stella McCartney - Claire Foy
Tom Ford - Gal Gadot and Neil Patrick Harris
Valentino - Seth Meyers, Kate Hudson, Lily James
Vera Wang - Meryl Streep
Versace - Saorise Ronan
Zac Posen - Reese Witherspoon.

(with ANI inputs)

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