Sunday, 9 May 2010
Carey Mulligan donates Bafta dress to Oxfam
An Education actress Carey Mulligan has donated the dress she wore to the Baftas to charity Oxfam.
The black-and-white gown will be displayed in a temporary Oxfam shop in the basement of Selfridges, in London, for a week from Friday.
The monochrome dress, made for the 24-year-old British actress by French label Vionnet, will then be auctioned with a starting price of £50.
Mulligan picked up this year's best actress Bafta in the dress.
Money raised from the sale will help Oxfam's women's projects throughout the world.
"I'm honoured to be able to donate my Bafta dress to support Oxfam's work helping women living in extreme poverty across the world," Mulligan said.
Vintage and high-end pieces will also be sold in the pop-up charity shop, which will run from Friday 14 to Thursday 20 May.