The red carpet at this year’s 2018 Golden Globe Awards was a muted, yet incredibly elegant fashion parade as nearly every attendee went “back to black” in silent solidarity with the #TimesUp movement. In support of the industry’s women and the fight against sexual harassment, A-listers succeeded in making a statement that transformed what is typically an evening of glitz and glam, to a more somber – yet empowering – affair.
While viewers followed along on social media with hashtags like #WhyIWearBlack, a seemingly endless stream of black gowns were brought to the forefront, resulting in some incredible fashion moments. Penelope Cruz was one of the Golden Globes’ couture highlights, donning an off-shoulder black lace Ralph & Russo gown with a stunning train. As a nod to Old-Hollywood glamour, Angelina Jolie was dressed in a simple, sheer, custom Atelier Versace number with feathered cuffs.
Many actresses followed suit with a sleeker, body-skimming silhouette (although there were several black ballgowns on display as well), such as Gal Gadot. The Wonder Woman star wore a fitted, full-length black dress with a chic and sophisticated cropped blazer, topping off the look with jewelry from Tiffany & Co. – another avid supporter of #TimesUp.
Adding some patterned detail to her sleek all-black ensemble, Margot Robbie looked perfectly statuesque in her Gucci gown with a floral pattern made of silver sequins. Catherine Zeta Jones also wowed the crowed while onstage with her father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, wearing a floor-length gown by Zuhair Murad Couture. This number boasted a plunging neckline, sheer lace, and long sleeves, putting the actress at the top of many “Best Dressed” lists.
Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the woman of the evening. While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille award, Oprah Winfrey left everyone cheering on their feet with an incredible speech that went viral within minutes. “For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those [brutally powerful] men,” she said. “But their time is up… I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon.”
Congratulations to Oprah, and all the winners and nominees of the 2018 Golden Globes!