The monochromatic look was in support of the #TimesUp initiative, an anti-harassment action plan created by hundreds of prominent women in the entertainment business to fight sexual misconduct across the country. And while the dark hues at the award show made a statement in itself, Condé Nast is taking it one step forward. The publishing company has partnered with Time’s Up and eBay to auction off some black dressed and tuxedos worn by our favorite celebs at the 75th show. The gowns, such as the Frida actress' Balenciaga dress, will be donated by the designers themselves with all the proceeds from the auction will go towards the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.
“Through this auction that will take place on 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,” Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-chief, said.
Devin Wenig, president and CEO of eBay, added, “Celebrating, safeguarding, and increasing diversity and inclusion is a value that is core to eBay’s culture—as an employer and as one of the world’s leading commerce platforms. As a company that supports gender pay equity and believes strongly that workplace environments should be free of offensive and hurtful behavior, we are proud to partner with the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund and Condé Nast to raise funds for this important cause.”
If you are interested in purchasing one of these gowns for a great cause, visit eBay on Friday, January 19, at 9 a.m., EST for the auction.