This Is Why the Golden Globes Red Carpet Will Be Different This Year

Golden Globes 2018—Why Is Everyone Wearing Black


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We don't know who will take home the coveted awards, but we do know what to expect on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes: a lot of black. Many actresses have revealed their intent to wear black in protest of sexual harassment and gender inequality—not just in Hollywood, but in every industry. 

In a new interview with InStyle, Rashida Jones explained the movement perfectly. "We wear black to stand in solidarity with our sisters and to say time’s up on this imbalance of power and the abuses that come with it, regardless of what industry you work in," Jones told the magazine. "It's time for every workplace to look more like our world, where women have equal representation."

Eva Longoria has also shared her thoughts on the subject in an interview with The New York Times. "There's a misconception that this is a silent protest," she told the newspaper. "Instead of asking us who we're wearing, they'll ask us why we're wearing black. We're using that platform and using our voices to say we can change this ideology, and shatter the sexism that teaches men that women are less." 

The all-black movement stems from a new initiative called Time's Up, which is backed by A-list stars like Reese Witherspoon. The initiative's website explains how it seeks to make a real difference: "We partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable."

Karla Welch is one of the many celebrity stylists on board with the movement. All of her clients, including Elisabeth Moss who wore a Dior dress and Forevermark jewelry, wore black in solidarity last night. Post–Golden Globes, Welch told Who What Wear how this year was different: "I just think the energy was incredible—less stress, bigger picture!"

Head over to the Time's Up website to learn about the steps you can take to end sexual harassment and gender inequality yourself.