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Actresses To Auction Off Black Dresses For Time’s Up

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Jena Greene Reporter

Some of the actresses that wore black to the Golden Globes aren’t done raising awareness just yet.

Conde Nast recently revealed that it will partner with Time’s Up to auction off some of the black dresses and suits worn to this year’s Golden Globes.

According to the Time’s Up official site, the movement “addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.” It also partners with law firms and corporations to protect women from sexual harassment.

And now that the Golden Globes are over, Conde Nast is aiming to continue the cause’s momentum. Starting Friday, January 19 at 12:00 PM ET, eBay will open up the bidding for various dresses worn at this year’s award ceremony.

“At Condé Nast, we’ve always believed in the importance of swift action to support meaningful social change,” Anna Wintour told Vanity Fair. “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.”

Some of the dresses being auctioned off were worn by Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, and Meryl Streep.

All the auction proceeds will benefit the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which connects victims of sexual harassment with legal access and rights protection.