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Gwyneth Paltrow auctions off dress she called ‘not Oscars material’ for COVID-19 aid efforts

/ 07:13 PM April 20, 2020
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Gwyneth Paltrow is auctioning off a dress she wore to the Oscars to raise funds for food banks in the United States. However, she once said it was not a favorite look.

The A-list actress has joined the “All In Challenge” where Hollywood stars are auctioning items and experiences to help feed Americans in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

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“I am going to auction off my year 2000 Oscar dress,” Paltrow said in a video on Instagram Saturday, April 18.

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In an effort to focus on organizations providing food assistance, I have joined the #allinchallenge which is raising money for @mealsonwheelsamerica, @nokidhungry, @wckitchen, @feedingamerica and @americasfoodfund. I am donating a dress I wore to the Oscars (and that holds great sentimental value!) which I will personally hand to you over a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Go to allinchallenge.com to bid as 100% of funds will go to help Americans currently experiencing food insecurity. I love you @garyvee for being part of this. I now challenge @drewbarrymore @camerondiaz and @lakebell.

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“It was a hand-beaded Calvin Klein dress I wore to the Oscars the year after I won and it’s very end of the ‘90s, which is back in style now, so I thought it would be a good one to donate.”

She also promised to personally give the dress “over a cup of tea or a glass of wine.”

Starting bid is at $2,500 (P127,000), as seen in the All In Challenge’s website.

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Paltrow said about the dress on her lifestyle site Goop in 2013: “It’s an okay dress but not Oscars material. I chose it because I wanted to disappear that year.”

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She described the dress and and an Alexander McQueen creation as “not my favorite Oscars looks.”

Despite her sentiments, the dress has had 17 bids as of writing and is bidding at $6,250 (around P317,500). JB

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