April 08, 2006 03:33:57 GMT
Keira Knightley has donated the Vera Wang dress she wore at the ceremony to Oxfam to raise money for their work in East Africa
A nominee for this year Best Actress Oscar, Keira Knightley has donated the Vera Wang gown she wore to the prestigious award event to raise money for Oxfam's relief work in East Africa. "This is such an amazing dress and I am really pleased to be able to donate it to Oxfam," said the actress Friday.
Further she adds "I have seen the TV reports on the horrendous drought in East Africa and I know how desperate things have become, so I am happy to be able to do something to help." As of Wang, she claimed to be "thrilled this gown can support such an important cause."
The burgundy silk-taffeta one-shoulder gown, which was custom-made for the 21-year-old actress, will be up for bid on the eBay auction Web site from April 21 to April 30. Meanwhile, the dress will be displayed at Wang's Manhattan flagship store from April 19 until the end of the auction, with all proceeds going to Oxfam's East African Food Crisis Appeal.