The 2018 Golden Globes represents a huge shift in Hollywood, in particular the red carpet. For decades the main question asked of female actors has been “Who are you wearing?”. This time the question became, “Why are you wearing it?”. Yes, fashion proved to be a great messenger of change as women wore black as physical representation of the Times Up movement, an action plan that takes aim at sexual harassment and the industry’s systemic power imbalance.
Given the power of what these black gowns (and pantsuits) represent, it’s hard to put anyone of the “worst dressed list”, since they are all beautiful statements of solidarity. In fact, rather than being boring, black proved to be a fascinating fashion moment- a chance to see the many exciting and different ways the classic color could be worn.
Here are some of my favorite looks and key trends.
1. Jessica Biel- Dior Haute Couture at it’s best. Black doesn’t have to be boring! The Sinner nominee’s tulle strapless gown with crescent detailing and sheer rouching was dramatic and stole the spotlight.
2. Alison Brie- Cristina Ehrlich styled the Glow actress in in Vassilias Zoulias and she proved that a woman can she literally wear the pants (dress/ pants were a huge trend) but still be feminine, timeless and dramatic. A modern day Audrey Hepburn.
3. Penelope Cruz- Ralph & Russo dress was the definition of what a movie star should look like. Her off-the-shoulder lace embellished gown with dramatic satin train was graceful, sexy and strong.
4. Dakota Johnson – I loved the simplicity of the front of this Gucci dress and the unexpected “wow” crystal embellished bow detail at back. Showed that you could be ‘on theme’ and still have a flash bulb worthy fashion moment .
5. Catherine Zeta-Jones
After a while out of the spotlight, the welsh actress had a major moment in her plunging neckline Zuhair Murad dress with long sleeve, A-line gown and Charlotte Olympia shoes. The pop of color from Lorraine Schwarz’s emerald jewels. Her look showed us that woman can still be sexy, feminine and take risks whilst still standing in solidarity.