Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Golden Globes Suit Raised £21,000 For Australian Fire Relief
Critically acclaimed actor, writer, and producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctioned her Golden Globes suit to aid fire relief services in Australia. The Fleabag star wore a black tweed-and-lace suit by Australian designers Ralph & Russo, while accepting the award for best actress in a musical or comedy TV series at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.
Phoebe's designer suit is from Ralph & Russo's 2019 couture collection. It features black-and-white tweed with a black lace trim on the hemlines, a black silk tuxedo lapel, and a black silk-organza bow on one shoulder with silver crystals covering the entire look. The suit was custom designed for Phoebe, but fits a UK size 12. It was purchased on eBay by an anonymous buyer for $40,000 (£21,000), and signed by the actor herself.
After accepting her Golden Globes award, Waller-Bridge pledged backstage that she would auction the suit and donate the money raised toward the Australian fire relief. The announcement was made by entertainment journalist Andrea Mandell on Twitter: "Backstage: Phoebe Waller-Bridge says she is auctioning off her Ralph & Russo #GoldenGlobes suit to raise money for the Australia wildfires." Mandell confirmed Waller-Bridge's pledge that "the money that is raised will go towards relief in Australia."
This incredibly philanthropic move by Waller-Bridge joins other celebrities, like Pink, Celeste Barber, and Nicole Kidman, who have donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to bush fire relief services in Australia.
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