The moment I first caught news of this Sunday’s Golden Globes’ #whywewearblack red carpet protest in conjunction with the Time’s Up initiative, I knew that this year’s 75th Golden Globes were not going to be another by-the-numbers awards ceremony.
After a year riddled with sexual harassment bombshells within their industry, last night Hollywood set the standard for how to move forward in these trying times, and the message was one of unity, tenacity, and the celebration of sisterhood. As I first sat watching the red carpet coverage and saw presenters floundering within these new parameters of actually asking actresses more poignant questions beyond what they were wearing, a sea of black began to cover the red carpet, and I could not be prouder to be a woman.
From Debra Messing and Eva Longoria calling out E! on their inequity of pay on live television, to Natalie Portman’s dig at the all male nominations for best director, to the ultimate culmination of Oprah’s historic acceptance speech, these ladies had a lot to say, and did so with grace, passion, and a lot of style. From pants, to emerald jewels (a stone often worn by Suffragettes), we are rounding up some of our favorite trends of last evening’s red carpet.
Emerald Statement Of Mind
Emerald jewels paired with black seemed to be the combo du jour during last night’s ceremony. With its historic importance as a jewel often worn by suffragettes as a sign of hope for better things to come, we can’t help but think that these leading ladies are channeling a similar wish for a better future for all women.
Shock Of Silver
It may be the Golden Globes, but silver was the color that reigned supreme in the sea of onyx that was last night’s red carpet. Shocking slashes of this sterling shade were the perfect accent to these midnight-hued gowns. We particularly loved these total swoon worthy Gucci looks worn by Margot Robbie and Dakota Johnson.
Mary J Blige
Perhaps one of the most understated trends of the night, sheers stealthily slipped in as one of our favorite looks. From Kate Hudson’s ultra sexy Valentino gown to Zuri Hall’s lovely lace number, this trend shows that ladies can be sexy and sophisticated at the same time.
She Wears The Pants
Unconventional pant looks were one of the main styles of the night. No longer borrowing-from-the-boys tux looks, but a total hybrid of feminine and masculine silhouettes that we think show a bigger picture on how ladies are taking charge and doing it there own way, while not copying what their male counter parts have always done.
Susan Kelechi Watson
Bring A Friend
Perhaps the ultimate trend of the evening wasn’t about what you were wearing but who you were with. From activists, to legends, to your best gal pal last night was a true celebration of women and sisterhood, and the realization that the only way to move forward is to do so together.
America Ferrera & Natalie Portman
Michelle Williams & Tarana Burke
Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain
Salma Hayek & Ashley Judd
Emma Stone & Billie Jean King
Emma Watson & Marai Larasi
And because I can’t go without showcasing the amazingness that is Tracee Ellis Ross, I am putting her in as our honorable mention. Because lets face it no one can rock an evening turban as well as this women. #eternalgirlcrush
Tracee Ellis Ross