She brought in the cash! Penelope Cruz auctioned off couture gowns worn on the red carpet for Haiti. And get this… they raised $333,000. The auction happened in Cannes, and they helped raise funds for Sean Penn‘s Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization.
Plenty of celebrities stepped up to donate their gowns. The lovely stylish ladies included Scarlett Johansson, Diane Kruger, Charlize Theron,Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Demi Moore, Gisele Bundchen, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow. Salma Hayek Pinault got top marks. She wore the first gown from the brand new Gucci Première couture label for a screening of Robin Hood last week. One bidder was so enamored that he paid 17,000 euros – the equivalent is approximately $ 21,000 – for it.
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