It’s finally here: the first awards show since sex scandals rocked Hollywood. We know that the colour of the night will be black — a silent protest of the inequality that pervades the industry — making it a statement that goes beyond just style.
Designers have scrambled in recent weeks to redesign looks in black in the hopes that they’ll make it to the red carpet. This makes room for standout jewelry, accessories and deft craftsmanship that renders black anything but boring.
Going against the traditional grain, red carpet interviewers are no longer asking women “who are you wearing” but rather “why are you wearing black,” setting the stage for messages of equality. However, as women and men flood the red carpet, it’s the ones who will eschew the political dress code who could make the biggest waves.
Here are the best red carpet looks from the 2018 Golden Globes.
Catherine Zeta Jones
Susan Sarandon (with activist Rosa Clemente)
Meryl Streep (with activist Ai-jen Poo)
A splash of colour
Tracee Ellis Ross
Mary J. Blige
Millie Bobby Brown
Activist Tarana Burke and Michelle Williams
Emma Stone (with Billie Jean King)