Unless you live under a rock you have heard of the sexual scandals that rocked Hollywood in 2017 and this year still. Ahead of the golden globes taking place tomorrow, some actresses have decided to wear black for solidarity. This movement have been dubbed The Golden Globes Blackout of 2018. That’s really what the Golden Globes Blackout of 2018 is about- Wearing black dresses for solidarity.
While I don’t hate this, I can’t say I like it either. I mean, I’m all for solidarity and whatnot but all I can think of is the inevitable backlash against the women that will dare to show up in any thing other than black. I can already see Reese turning up her nose and plotting to mean-girl whoever even dares. And honestly I don’t think there would be enough black dresses from designers for everyone.
I also think these actresses can wear hot pink while talking about serious issues too. The guys are also planning to wear black which is comical because don’t they usually wear black to every award show? I can easily count the guys that don’t wear black than those who do. But the support is good I guess. Solidarity y’all!
Oh and there will be pins too. You can see it here
The hottest accessory on the Golden Globes red carpet on Sunday will be the Time’s Up pin, expected to be worn by leading ladies and men alike to draw attention to the sexual harassment prevention initiative launched Monday by Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and other prominent Hollywood women. Witherspoon asked costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips (Kingsman, Nocturnal Animals, W.E.) to design the pin during a private meeting last month at CAA where the Time’s Up initiative was hatched by studio heads, producers, agents and actresses who split into discussion groups to tackle different aspects of the issue.
“I was probably one of very few women there who would be considered below-the-line,” says Phillips, referring to her role as a costume designer; she has also worked on fashion projects with Prada, Mr. Porter and Jeremy Scott over the years, and with pop stars Madonna and Lenny Kravitz on their onstage wardrobe. “Reese asked me to come to the actor’s group, and told me they were going to be wearing black and would I consider creating a pin for the nominees and male presenters. We were up against the holidays, but I said I could do it, and the first person I called was my partner-in-crime [L.A. jewelry designer] Michael Schmidt.”
Phillips and Schmidt, who has made custom clothing and jewelry for every pop star under the sun from Madonna to Miley, first put their heads together with a few other creatives to design the Time’s Up logo, then designed the pin and had 500 of them manufactured in the U.S.A. in just two week’s time. “I met so many great women, and it was such an honor to be called to action,” Phillips says of the experience.
The Time’s Up plan includes a legal defense fund for victims in all industries, legislative initiatives and a request that women wear black to the Globes. Phillips is now expanding her role with the group and calling on the fashion industry to donate to the fund, set up to help “any person in the workplace who has been harassed,” with the first $13 million seeded by Witherspoon and other Hollywood insiders. (The public can also donate via a GoFundMe site)
Also here is a photo of Tom Hiddleston