Why Stars Wore Black to the 2018 Golden Globes

Carla Harmon
January 9, 2018

Many women and men wore black to the 75th annual Golden Globes in solidarity with sexual assault survivors and the newly founded Time's Up organization.

Debra Messing made headlines early in the E!'s broadcast of the Golden Globes Red Carpet when she used a question from Giuliana Rancic as an opportunity to call the network out over their treatment of former anchor Catt Sadler.


There were, of course, a few exceptions; get to know the people who opted not to wear black and make a statement in telling the world - Time's Up! Time's Up, announced last Monday, is an initiative created by several hundred actresses and female agents, writers, directors and entertainment executives to fight sexual misconduct across the country.

Ms. Witherspoon asked Arianne Phillips, a costume designer and stylist who has worked with Madonna and on movies like "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" and the Tom Ford-directed "Nocturnal Animals", to design the pins last month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


'I can't think of anything more appropriate than fashion brands who have built careers on the red carpet donating to the Time's Up legal fund, because as we've learned in the previous year, there's nothing more powerful than how we spend our money. But when Seacrest tried to bring the segment to a close, Longoria spoke up about Time's Up, a legal defense fund and movement supported by over 300 women who work in film and television which seeks to address systemic inequality in the workplace.

"This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment", Longoria said.


This isn't the first time women have taken control of the carpet. Hollywood A-listers like Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria and Angelina Jolie were among the stars wearing black, but some didn't follow suit.

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