Hollywood, Black Looks Good On You

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The 2018 Golden Globes are finally here, and beyond the inherent excitement of what are often described as the “craziest awards in Hollywood,” there has been another layer of expectation added. And not just because this is the first post-Weinstein event gathering the industry's biggest power players. On top of that, a few months ago it was announced that actresses would wear black as a way to protest the harassment, assault, and other acts from powerful men in Hollywood — acts that have, until now, been allowed to go unchecked for decades.
Recently, it was confirmed that fashion protest would be part of a bigger movement called Time’s Up. The initiative gathers the influence and attention of Hollywood’s female stars to help the working class women who are suffering from the pervasive inequality in whatever field they may work — be it farmers, hotel workers, or factory workers — and give them access to money, lawyers, and advice so that they too are able to rise up and fight for what’s right without fear of not being able to provide for their families.
So when you look through the slideshow ahead, you may notice the majority of women this evening have decided to wear black on the red carpet. But this is not a symbol of mourning. It is a symbol of protest — to join together as a united front that screams loudly to the world 'We are not going to stand for the inequality, for the injustices, for the “lesser-than” treatment. We will no longer be silent.' Time’s up for the patriarchy. Time’s up for the abuse. Yes, they will be wearing black, but they will still be as beautiful and glamorous as years before, because they are rising triumphantly into what will hopefully be a new era in Hollywood.
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Allison Williams in Armani Privé
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Sadie Sink in Miu Miu
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Dove Cameron in Monique Lhuillier
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Kelly Clarkson in Christian Siriano
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Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs
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Meryl Streep in custom Vera Wang and Ai-jen Poo
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Katherine Langford in Prada
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Claire Foy in Stella McCartney
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Chrissy Metz in Sachin and Babi
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Dakota Johnson in Gucci
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Amanda Peet
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Sarah Paulson in Calvin Klein
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Jessica Biel in Dior Couture
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Samira Wiley in Romona Keveza
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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
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Gwendoline Christie
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Debra Messing in Christian Siriano
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America Ferrera in Christian Siriano and Natalie Portman in Dior
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Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
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Tarana Burke and Michelle Williams
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Michelle Pfeiffer in Dior
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Lena Waithe in Alba
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Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung
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Angelina Jolie
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Lily James in Valentino
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Viola Davis in Brandon Maxwell
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Isabelle Huppert in Chloé
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Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji and Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé
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Gal Gadot in Tom Ford
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Margot Robbie in Gucci
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Saoirse Ronan in Atelier Versace
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Emilia Clarke in Miu Miu
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Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen and Eva Longoria in Genny
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Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein
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Nicole Kidman in Givenchy
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Emma Stone in custom Louis Vuitton and Billie Jean King
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Salma Hayek in Balenciaga and Ashley Judd in Elie Saab
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Marai Larasi and Emma Watson
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Issa Rae in Prabal Gurung