Michelle Dockery sells off dress for Syrian refugees
After traveling to Jordan last year to visit the Syrian refugees in Zaatari camp, "Downton Abbey" star Michelle Dockery is doing what she can to raise funds to help those in need. In contrast to her Lady Mary character on the show who is a disdainful aristocrat, Michelle has a deep soft spot for those suffering from the conflict in Syria.
She does share one thing in common with her character, however, a fetish for fashion. The in vogue actress walked the crimson carpet at last year's Emmy's wearing a divine number that combines two shades of red, and now that same gown is on auction in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Syrian refugees through the humanitarian organization Oxfam.
The Associated Press reports that the dress will go under the hammer on June 20 at Christie's Auction in London and is expected to rake in about $5,000 or more.
Michelle is quoted as saying that she shopes the buyer "will get as much pleasure from it as I did when I wore it to the Emmy awards and that we can raise as much money as possible to support the Syrian people."