Phoebe Waller-Bridge auctioning Golden Globes suit for Australian fires

11 January 2020, 15:50

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning her Golden Globe's outfit
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning her Golden Globe's outfit. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

Fleabag writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is auctioning off the outfit she wore at the Golden Globes earlier this month to raise money for the Australian bushfire crisis.

Waller-Bridge won two awards at the show while wearing the outfit designed by Australian designers Ralph & Russo. 

The Fleabag creator has put the custom made tuxedo on the Australian eBay site in a bid to raise money for the country.

She won two Golden Globes for best actress in a TV comedy, best TV series (musical comedy) for Fleabag.

The outfit has a starting bid of $77,000 (£40,650), and is set to end later in the month.

Waller-Bridge shared a video on Twitter showing fans where various celebrities, including Tom Hanks, Sir Elton John and Olivia Colman had touched the outfit at the Golden Globes.

It is thought that James Bond actress Ana de Armas and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer had also touched the outfit.

In the video, she said: "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.

"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 last weekend."

She explained profits will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, WIRES Wildlife Rescue Emergency Fund and Wildlife Victoria.