Emma Corrin raffles her Golden Globes Miu Miu gown for charity

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Photo credit: Photographed by Greg Williams. Emma wears Miu Miu dress and Cartier jewellery. Make-up by Florrie White. Hair by Dan Martin. Styling by Harry Lambert.
Photo credit: Photographed by Greg Williams. Emma wears Miu Miu dress and Cartier jewellery. Make-up by Florrie White. Hair by Dan Martin. Styling by Harry Lambert.

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Emma Corrin has donated the statement-making Miu Miu gown she wore to virtually attend the Golden Globes last month to a raffle, raising funds for charity The Survivors' Trust.

We're currently in the midst of an awards season like no other, with many presenters and nominees forced to attend ceremonies via video link from their own homes, and the real-life red carpet swapped for a virtual version. But, the distanced, rather more muted nature of these events doesn't mean that the fashion is any less exciting. In fact, far from it; stylists and designers have jumped at the chance to be ever more creative with their dressing.

The Golden Globes in February was one such event, with guests such as Corrin styled in custom-made fashion and glittering jewellery, regardless of whether or not they were able to attend in person. But, in a world that's more sustainability conscious and socially aware than ever before, how might we go about giving these bespoke creations a second life?

Photo credit: Greg Williams
Photo credit: Greg Williams

"It's a very strange thing, that so much work is put into creating a custom outfit for one evening, albeit an amazing occasion," Corrin told us. "I wanted the outfit to keep on giving and with the raffle it means that it wasn’t just made for one evening - it will make a difference and give a charity the money it needs to provide crucial help."

Corrin worked closely with stylist and friend Harry Lambert on the look, the starring piece of which was the dress custom-made for the actress by Miu Miu. They finished the look with glittering Cartier jewellery.

"We both worked with the fantastic Miu Miu team sharing references of the Pierrot Clown, exaggerating the shoulders and ruff," Lambert explained. "We like to treat red carpet like an editorial and working with Miu Miu allowed us to do this."

Photo credit: Harry Lambert
Photo credit: Harry Lambert

With Corrin's starring role as Princess Diana in The Crown (which she won a Best Actress Golden Globe award for) propelling her to stardom mid-pandemic, the creative pair have now become experts at virtual event dressing - from premieres and press interviews to the big starry awards ceremonies.

"As we haven’t been able to do physical red carpets we have all had to adapt, which has meant documenting the looks via photo shoots," said Lambert. "This has meant we can be more creative than with a traditional red carpet, showing the outfits in a unique light. It has been really fun to enhance the fantasy and drama."

On Golden Globes night, this meant photographing Corrin on a deserted Bond Street, resulting in a series of pictures that both beautifully capture the dress and the eerily quiet streets of London.

Photo credit: Greg Williams
Photo credit: Greg Williams

The actress has quickly made a name for herself as one to watch in fashion circles, thanks to her penchant for stepping away from the traditional red carpet gowns in preference of something more experimental and creative - something which Lambert says makes her "a dream come true" to work with as a stylist.

"I always wanted to go off-piste when it comes to fashion, really push boundaries and just have fun and be a bit mad, and he’s totally into that," says Corrin. "We sort of collaborate on inspiration; I’ll say how I want to feel in what I’m wearing - for example, like a clown, or more masculine, or like a ballet dancer - and then he’ll roll with that. It's really cool to work with someone who really sees you and shares the same vision."


The actress opted to sell her Miu Miu dress via raffle, rather than auction, to make it as accessible as possible for those without big auction-room budgets. Tickets cost just £10 to enter, with all proceeds going to The Survivors' Trust, which works to provide counselling and support services for women, men and children who have experienced rape, sexual violence and sexual abuse.

"I’ve been aware of the incredible work that The Survivors' Trust do for a while now and have wanted to find a way to launch a working relationship with them, to help raise money to fund all the crucial support they provide for survivors," explained Corrin. "I think that in general our social consciousnesses have been broadened over the past year; the gap between wanting to effect change and making an actual difference has closed. The time to act is now. And especially when it comes to sexual assault and sexual violence, there has never been a more important time to raise awareness of the support survivors need. Calls to their helpline have increased by 174 per cent compared to this time last year, and visits to their website seeking support and information have increased by over 70 per cent in the same time.

Photo credit: Courtesy
Photo credit: Courtesy

The funds raised from the raffle will go directly to helping develop the charity's live chat support service, which is launching later this year, and to develop training and education programmes, while simultaneously raising awareness of the important work that The Survivors' Trust does.

"We were delighted to be approached by Emma who told us about her idea of raffling the dress she wore to the Golden Globes to raise money to support a charity making a difference," a spokesperson for The Survivors' Trust told us. "The impact and reach a celebrity can achieve for a cause is massive. One of the biggest problems facing survivors is awareness of the support that is available for them. We often hear from survivors that it has taken them years, sometimes decades, to find out about a local support service offering the specialist counselling they need." Click here to enter the raffle now and for more information.

The raffle closes at 8pm on Sunday 28th March. The winner will be selected by a random online generator and informed by email.

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