Golden Globes 2018: Who Didn’t Wear Black?
Last week, 300 actresses, including Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria, as well as other powerful women in Hollywood announced the Time’s Up movement to fight sexual harassment in their industry and all others. In addition to a $13 million legal defense fund, the movement also included a request “that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.” However, not everyone adhered to the suggested dress code. Here, see the three risk takers who chose to wear colorful looks to tonight’s ceremony instead:
Barbara Meier, a German fashion model attended the ceremony in a romanticized floral ensemble: a sheer skirt, embroidered fabric, and feathered accents. After the ceremony she turned to Instagram to explain her decision, which she argued that after years of struggling for freedom, women should be able to wear whatever they want. She did, however, write that she also is a supporter of the Time’s Up movement.
“We were fighting for a long time for the freedom to wear what it is ok, to dress up a little more sexy,” she wrote, as translated from German to English. “If we now restrict this, because some men can not control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion. We should not have to be serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion, this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength.”
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Meher Tatna, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, wore a red beaded ensemble. Tatna is said to be a major supporter of the Time’s Up movement, and it’s apparent as she accessorized her look with a Time’s Up pin. The Wrap reports that Tatna and her daughter chose to wear red with her mother. “As part of her Indian culture, it’s customary to wear a festive color during a celebration — in this case being the 75th anniversary,” a source told the site.
Okay, so we can understand why Meier and Tatna opted out of wearing black, but why has Ms. Blanco?
Instead of black dress, she wore a daring cut-out, leg slit red gown. She paired the gown with a silver clutch and heeled sandals and has yet to comment on her decision to opt out of all black.
There’s always a reason for everything, do you agree with these ladies?