The aim of a red carpet is often to stand out.
At this year’s Golden Globes it was the exact opposite.
Last month, Hollywood heavyweights including Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria announced a pledge to wear black on the red carpet as part of their Time’s Up movement which seeks to assist and empower women in the wake of #MeToo.
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“For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” Longoria told the New York Times.
And what a difference it made. While some initially criticised the decision as pointless, the eschewing of colour for black on the red carpet showed solidarity as well as prompting the shift of red carpet questioning from, “What are you wearing” to “Why are you wearing black”. (Post continues after gallery.)