Phoebe Waller-Bridge has raised more than $27,000 for Australian bushfire relief by auctioning the couture tuxedo she wore to this month’s Golden Globe Awards.
The tuxedo made for the Fleabag creator and Killing Eve executive producer by Australian designers Ralph & Russo sold on eBay for AU $40,000, which is equivalent to roughly US $27,400.
In a video shared on Twitter on January 10, the day the action began, Waller-Bridge described the tuxedo as an “incredible piece of art.” She also said she’d had a “damn good time” wearing it to the Golden Globe Awards in L.A. on January 5, where she collected two trophies for Fleabag.
She even showed fans where her Fleabag co-star Olivia Colman had touched the one-of-a-kind garment on the night.
So you already own the #Fleabag jumpsuit, but there's another chance for you to dress like Phoebe Waller-Bridge! She's auctioning off her #GoldenGlobes suit by @ralphandrusso in support of the relief efforts for the Australian bushfires. https://t.co/iAJAv8wveI #DressforAus pic.twitter.com/xhMiTcAAph
— Fleabag (@fleabag) January 10, 2020
The identity of the winning bidder has yet to be revealed. However, Ralph & Russo have pledged to donate additional fabric to the new owner should they wish to tailor it in any way.
Waller-Bridge has promised to split the proceeds between between three charities: WIRES Wildlife Rescue Emergency Fund and Wildlife Victoria, which are both assisting in the rehabilitation and recovery of injured and threatened Australian wildlife, and the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund, which is helping to fund the Red Cross’s emergency teams.
“I’m very excited that this stunning, one of a kind, couture tuxedo created by Australian geniuses Ralph & Russo will continue its journey by contributing to this urgent cause,” Waller-Bridge said following the auction. “If money raised by its auction can help raise funds to fight the disaster in Australia, the future impact of this suit will be far greater than the luck it brought me and the Fleabag team at the Golden Globes.”
“I spent most of the night brushing it past and rubbing it up against all the sparkly people I could find,” she added. “These threads are laced with legends!”
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