Golden Globes: All-black fashion effort is ‘bigger than a best dressed list’. Looking forward to seeing men and women who walk the red carpet tonight at the Golden Globes supporting this movement and see the fashion they chose to express themselves in !
Black dresses will rule the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globes in a show of solidarity for the mission of anti-sexual harassment group Time’s Up.
In addition to raising over $16 million for a legal defense fund, the group has encouraged people to wear black to the Globes in a show of support and to raise awareness.
With red carpets often dominated by talk of dresses, hair and jewels, with this effort, the Time’s Up is steering the conversation toward its agenda.
“It’s bigger than a best dressed list” 🙌🏻
it’s about time 👏🏻 doing away with the best and worst dressed lists !! I wouldn’t have compared last night’s fashion to that of a funeral however it’s a step in the right direction – 🙌🏻 doing away with the word “flattering” when speaking about a woman’s fashion choices !! Covering the Golden Globes has never been as fraught as this year, when Hollywood has been rocked by the #MeToo movement and allegations of sexual harassment. When actresses revealed that they plan to wear all-black, as a sartorial display against inequity and sexual harassment, everyone from stylists to stars to, yes, editors began to rethink the traditional red-carpet coverage.
New York magazine’s The Cut, for example, decided to take a stand by forgoing its usual ranking of red-carpet looks, a stance they formalized in a blog post earlier this week.
“How do you rank the clothes at a funeral? You don’t,” The Cut’s editor in chief Stella Bugbee told WWD. “We will be identifying which celebrities wore which outfits, as an effort to give credit to the stylists and fashion houses that dressed them, but we do not think it’s an appropriate moment to declare winners and losers.” Bustle, a web site aimed at Millennial women, took this week to reveal a new policy — banning the word “flattering” from all its coverage, which it cited as a subtle form of “body shaming.”
Vanity Fair is going ahead with awards coverage, but with a nod toward the changing times.
“We’ll be applying our trademark robust coverage, but this year writers will be keeping a closer critical eye on how certain elements — from what guests wear on the red carpet to how winners approach their acceptance speeches — address the changing Hollywood landscape,” VF.com editor Matthew Lynch said.
Reghan Blake – blondeBLAKE