Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton Donating Fall Film Festival Outfits for Charity

Gia Coppola -Maya Hawke
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'Mainstream' director Gia Coppola, in a tiered Gucci gown, and the film’s star Maya Hawke, in a floral Versace skirt, at the Venice Film Festival.

Red Carpet Advocacy, an online auction of looks worn by stars and more at the fests, is the result of a partnership between stylist Elizabeth Stewart and her Chic Relief charity.

Stylist Elizabeth Stewart hopes that an ultra-chic bride will place the winning bid for the Alexander McQueen "exploding ruffle" dress worn by Cate Blanchett at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, while Tilda Swinton's Chanel coat also could spark a bidding frenzy. "My personal dream dress is the fringe Prada that Katherine Waterston wore," she adds.

Stewart is among the organizers of RAD at Venice, an online auction of looks worn by those stars and more at the fest. The event is the result of a partnership between Stewart and her charity, Chic Relief, with RAD (Red Carpet Advocacy), an initiative founded by costume designer Arianne Phillips and marketing veteran Carineh Martin.

With bidding open from Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, sale proceeds benefit U.N. Women, which promotes female empowerment, and Facing History and Ourselves, which combats racial injustice. Gia Coppola, Maya Hawke and Demi Moore (who attended Venice virtually) also will be donating their looks.

RAD at Venice now also is extending to the 2020 Emmy Awards, with nominees including Rachel Brosnahan planning to donate looks seen during the ceremony. "When we started soliciting, many people offered their Emmys looks," Stewart explains. Proceeds will benefit When We All Vote, which works to increase voter participation and interest in the electoral process. Go to for more information and to bid.

This story first appeared in the Sept. 16 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.