The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place last night at The Beverly Hilton. The red carpet, a place of iconic fashion moments, this year was all about celebs standing up instead of standing out. Actors and actresses have chosen to wear black as a sign of solidarity for the mission of the anti-sexual harassment group, Time’s Up.
Daniel Huipe, tells the New York Post, “While [the message is] about solidarity, there’s still a feeling of wanting to get on the best-dressed list and wanting to get attention. It’s going to be more about accessorizing, textures and things like that, so that while making a statement, you make a statement for yourself.”
If you’re looking closely you most likely noticed celebs wearing the official Times Up pin, created by Arianna Phillips. It’s meant for any and everyone who wants to show solidarity on and off the red carpet.
We saw lots of trends on the carpet:
1. Lady Bird prints – bird-like appliques, whimsical, modern; with texture and dimension
Allison Janney wearing Mario Dice
Kendall Jenner in Giambattista Valli Fall 2017
“Get Out” star Allison Williams wears Armani Prive Spring 2017. Showing pops of color with the silver and orange beading, she stands out with color and embellishment.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, wearing Zuhair Murad Fall 2017
2. Menswear with a twist – tuxedo-like dresses, pantsuits with trains, all about women wearing the pants
Claire Foy in a Stella McCartney pantsuit.
Alison Brie wearing Vassilis Zoulias
3. Princess gowns- Zac Posen, Christen Siriano displayed these styles within their shows; structured flair
Kelly Clarkson in Christian Siriano
We also spotted other starts who just slayed in categories of their own!
Millie Bobbi Brown in Calvin Klein
Mariah Carey wearing Dolce & Gabbana
Susan Kalechi-Watson in Monsoori
Issa Rae wearing Prabal Gurung, come on with that leg!!
The men didn’t disappoint either..
Common (in Giorgio Armani and Bruno Magli shoes), Aziz Ansari (in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture) and Zac Efron (in HUGO)
But best dressed men for sure had to be Armie Hammer and Chris Hemsworth. Both men stood out using texture, hammer sported a quilted Giorgio Armani tuxedo and Hemsworth strutted down the carpet in a Etro paisley. Both men definitely nailed it!
It was nice to see Hollywood band together and support a cause. The last minute memo of wearing black had designers and stylists all in a frenzy. Red carpets are opportunities for designers to get pieces of their latest collections on stars. However most gowns were not created in black, so just imagine A) getting your custom gown remade in black, or B) trying to find a one-of-a-kind dress in black within such short notice.
However, the question of the night was more so “Why are you wearing black?” rather than “Who are you wearing?” Women of the cause such as Eva Longoria and Debra messing definitely had words to say to E! correspondents about the recent departure of Catt Sadler, due to pay inequality.
I was eager to see how everyone was going to stand out, definitely a great way to challenge the stylists. A little healthy competition never hurt anyone right?