January 8, 2018

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills, California last night. It was an event clad in black gowns and all black tuxedos as men and women walked the red carpet in solidarity with the women throughout Hollywood and throughout all workforces who have experienced the systematic inequality, sexism and discrimination the engulfs workplace culture.


The conversation took off in 2017 when multiple serious allegations of sexual harassment and abuse came out against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. It was then continued by other women across the entertainment industry who came forward with their own stories and their own experiences about inequality and abuse.


Oprah Winfrey was awarded the Cecile B. DeMille Award, making her the first black women to win this award. In her beautiful acceptance speech she quotes, "We all have lived too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up." 


This year the Golden Globe attendees wore black to support TIME'S UP movement. Time's up on silence, on waiting, on discrimination, on harassment and on abuse. The phrase was coined by the newly established TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund administered by the National Women's Law Centre which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.


Inevitably, you or someone you know has fallen victim to a version of systemic sexism in the workplace in their lifetime. This is a very real and a very unfortunate reality. In an ideal world, the beautiful and powerful display of solidarity, resistance and union that we saw last night at the Golden Globes wouldn't be necessary. But this world has never been an ideal place. As solace I hope that all the women (and men) watching found hope and comfort in the gowns and in the words of the women at these awards. And to everyone out there who cried real tears during Oprah's acceptance speech, we’re with you. 


The consensual all black dress code didn’t stop the attendees from looking unbelievingly elegant and stunning on the red carpet. Check out our top 10 list of What Your Favourite Female Stars Were Wearing On Instagram at the Golden Globe Awards below.


1. @traceeellisross 


Caption: 🖤 ~ @goldenglobes
turban and dress, @marcjacobs. earrings, @ireneneuwirth. shoes, @jimmychoo.
styling: @karlawelchstylist
makeup: @farahomidi
hair: @marciahamilton
#timesup #whywewearblack


Tracee Ellis Ross #timesup outfit styled by Karla Welch featured an high neck black Marc Jacobs Spring ’18 dress with a matching head wrap. She completed the look with classy black Jimmy Choo heals and black pants underneath to represent women wearing the trousers in the industry from now on.




2. @brandonmaxwell


Caption: As the designer of a company started for women, and run by women, I am proud to have dressed beautiful @violadavis for tonight’s Golden Globes in support of the #TimesUpmovement. Thank you to the wonderful women on my team who made this dress by hand with love. Please visit @timesupnow to donate to the Legal Defense Fund. Styled by the coolest customer, @elizabethstewart1🖤 #timesup


Viola Davis rocked the red carpet thanks to stylist Elizabeth Stewart who dressed her in a simple Brandon Maxwell gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and a short train and completed with a silver Tyler Ellis necklace and her big, beautiful, natural afro.




3.  @reesewitherspoon


Caption: This year, this look means so much more. Standing in solidarity. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp #GoldenGlobes #YearOfChange (Gown: Custom @ZacPosen; Hair: @lonavigi; Makeup: @Mollyrstern; Shoes: @JimmyChoo; Jewelry: @BulgariOfficial; Clutch: @tylerellis_official; Styling: @PetraFlannery)


Reese Witherspoon wore a stunning one shoulder, mermaid style custom Zac Posen gown down the red carpet in a outfit styled by Petra Flannery and paired with Jimmy Choo heals and Bvlgari jewelry. 


 4. @issarae


Caption: 👯‍♀️ 💆🏾‍♀️: @lovingyourhair 👗: @jasonrembert 💄: @joannasimkin


Insecure star Issa Rae wore a Atelier Prabal Gurung black liquid chiffon gown featuring a deep plunging neckline, a shoulder ruffle, extended back strap and high thigh slit. Her 'fit was styled by Jason Rembert. 



5. @parbalgurung


Caption: Kerry 🖤A dear friend, muse, staunch activist and a modern day #wonderwoman, we are honoured to dress the inimitable, sartorial, eloquent and radiant Kerry Washington on this special evening at the 75th Annual Golden Globes.
Kerry wears the black hand embroidered sequin strapless dress with cascade front slit and raw edge silk chiffon detail from the Pre-Fall 2018 Collection.
Styled by, and with special thanks to @josephcassell1.


Kerry Washington also sported a Parable Gurung dress down the red carpet in a get up styled by Joseph Cassall. She slayed in the black strapless dress with embroidered sequins, chiffon detail, a front slip and unforgettable Roger Vivier boot heals. 



6. @therealmaryjblige 


Caption: #TimesUp #goldenglobes


Mary J took the red carpet wearing a custom Alberta Ferretti black velvet gown with Swarovski crystal embellishment paired with pieces of Chopard diamond Jewelry.



7. @galgadot


Caption: Wow what a night ! Congratulations to all the winners! Thank you Tiffany..for the bling 💎


Gal Gadot challenged gender fashion norms last night by paring a tuxedo jacket with her Tom Ford floor length, ruched evening dress and Tiffany Chandelier earrings. 


8. @halleberry


Caption: #TIMESUP #GoldenGlobes


Halle Berry was a highlight of the night wearing a bell/long sleeved sheer mini dress detailed with black lace and a plunging neckline. She completed the dress with open toed Jimmy Choo Heals. 


9. @calvinklein


Caption: Speaking truth to power: @strangerthingstv star and award-winning actress @milliebobbybrown wore a CALVIN KLEIN BY APPOINTMENT black double silk satin dress at tonight’s #GoldenGlobes Awards, in solidarity with #WhyWeWearBlack. #CKBA ⠀


Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown represented the future generation at the Golden Globes. She wore a short, high neck, double silk short satin gown with an open back and paired it with a pair of low heeled silver sparkly shoes. 


10. @versace_official


Caption: Oprah poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, wearing a custom-made #AtelierVersace velvet gown with Swarovski crystal neckline.


Queen of the evening (and possibly the world) accepted her award and delivered her life altering speech wearing a custom velvet off the shoulder Versace gown featuring a short train and a Swarovski Crystal neckline. 


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