"It's not a fashion statement, it's a solidarity statement."
The 2018 Golden Globes was a blackout. Stars wore all-black dresses and suits to support the Time’s Up movement and show solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment.
In late 2017, women and men came forward with their stories of abuse, harassment and assault from top men in the entertainment industry. Eighty-four women have accused producer and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of inappropriate sexual behavior. Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. for inappropriate sexual advances. Fifteen men accused Kevin Spacey of sexual assault.
The list goes on, and extends to all other fields outside of entertainment. In December, Time Magazine named these silence breakers as the 2017 Person of the Year. These events and the subsequent #MeToo movement led to the formation of Time’s Up and a call for women to wear all-black on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Nearly everyone in attendance did. And they all looked fabulous.
Oprah Winfrey gave an empowered speech when she accepted the Cecil B. deMille award, a prestigious award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Saoirse Ronan’s dress radiated strength as she won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for Lady Bird.
Tracee Ellis Ross’ series Black-ish was nominated for Best TV series — Musical or Comedy.
Diane Kruger starred in the German film In the Fade, which won Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language.
Dakota Johnson stars as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades franchise.
Emma Stone alongside Billie Jean King, whom she portrayed in the film Battle of the Sexes. Stone was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.
Actress Michelle Williams brought #MeToo founder Tarana Burke as her date.
Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie looked stunning in this fringe-y black gown.
And it wasn’t only women who showed support to sexual assault and harassment victims. Plenty of men wore black suits and Time’s Up pins in solidarity. Daniel Kaluuya was nominated for Jordan Peele’s racially-charged horror film, Get Out.
Ewan McGregor won big for his role in the TV series Fargo.
Justin Timberlake and his wife Jessica Biel showed up in their finest black.
As The Crown‘s Claire Foy told the AP, “It’s not a fashion statement, it’s a solidarity statement.”