Suffice to say, all eyes were on the #TimesUp movement (@timesupnow), the limelight-stealing star of Golden Globes 2018. Galvanised by Reese Witherspoon, the initiative didn’t take long to gain traction among celebrities.
Natalie Portman joined Instagram (she called @nportmanofficial “my one and only social media account”) to lend extra heft to this significant cause.
And the stars aligned — literally. The aftermath of the #MeToo wave and sexual harassment scandals rocking Hollywood presented a new red carpet, turned into a sea of black, at this year’s Golden Globes.
Partners to the party became a talking point as A-list actresses amplified their voices with their choice of dates, taking friends or influential activists as their female plus-ones to the biggest event since the Harvey Weinstein outrage.
Reese Witherspoon in Zac Posen with Eva Longoria in Genny
America Ferrera in Christian Siriano with Natalie Portman in Dior Haute Couture
Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji with Jessica Chastain in Armani Privé
Salma Hayek in Balenciaga with Ashley Judd in Elie Saab
Marai Larasi with Emma Watson in Ronald van der Kamp
“My experiences are not unique, the experiences of my friends are not unique, the experiences of my colleagues are not unique. This issue is so systemic, structural. The statistics around, even just in the United Kingdom, women between ages 18 and 24, just huge, huge, huge numbers say that they have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.” #EmmaWatson opened up about sexual harassment in the entertainment industry tonight at the #GoldenGlobes. Emma’s date for the night was Marai Larasi, MBE, the executive director of the UK-based black feminist organization Imkaan. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp
Meryl Streep in Vera Wang with Ai-jen Poo
@MerylStreep wears custom #VeraWang while attending the 75th Annual @goldenglobes in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Streep selected a black silk crepe off the shoulder tuxedo inspired gown, with a peak lapel, and button trimmed cuff accents. Ms. Streep walked the red carpet with #Ai-Jen Poo, the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Even the men stepped up in black next to their female counterparts in a sign of solidarity.
Claire Foy in Stella McCartney with Matt Smith in Burberry
Kit Harrington with Emilia Clarke in Miu Miu
Justin Timberlake in Dior Homme with Jessica Biel in Dior Haute Couture
At the Golden Globes, actress @JessicaBiel wore a smoky layered tulle haute couture dress by #MariaGraziaChiuri, walking the arrivals’ carpet accompanied by husband @JustinTimberlake in a @DiorHomme evening suit by @Kris_Van_Assche. Both looks were in black in support of the @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund.⠀ #StarsinDior
Gaten Matarazzo in Suit Supply, Caleb McLaughlin in Ports 1961, Finn Wolfhard in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Sadie Sink in Miu Miu, and Noah Schnapp in Balmain
Diane Kruger in Prada with Norman Reedus
Armie Hammer in Armani with Elizabeth Chambers in Alexander Vauthier
Participating in the #WhyWeWearBlack campaign doesn’t cramp your style, as the following standout stars demonstrate:
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs
Gal Gadot in Tom Ford
Millie Bobby Brown in Calvin Klein
Speaking truth to power: @strangerthingstv star and award-winning actress @milliebobbybrown wore a CALVIN KLEIN BY APPOINTMENT black duchess satin dress at tonight’s #GoldenGlobes Awards, in solidarity with #WhyWeWearBlack. #CKBA ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Calvin Klein, Inc. is pleased to announce a donation to the recently established organization @timesupnow, to support their advocacy work. #TimesUp
Saoirse Ronan in Atelier Versace
Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme
Alexis Bledel in Oscar de la Renta
Elisabeth Moss in Dior Haute Couture
“Margaret Atwood, this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world.” – Elisabeth Moss _ Elisabeth Moss won the Best Actress Golden Globe award for her performance in Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. | January 7, 2018 | ?: Paul Drinkwater | @nbc via #GettyEntertainment
Allison Janney in Mario Dice
Mandy Moore in Rosie Assoulin
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace
Lily James in Valentino Haute Couture
Mary J. Blige in Alberta Ferretti
Isabelle Huppert in Chloé
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello
Allison Williams in Armani Privé
Helen Mirren in Zuhair Murad
Katherine Langford in Prada
Timothée Chalamet in Berluti
Margot Robbie in Gucci
@margotrobbie, nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for ‘I, Tonya’ @itonyamovie at the 75th annual @goldenglobes wore a custom #Gucci hammered satin V-neck gown featuring a crystal bow and three-dimensional floral embroideries by #AlessandroMichele. Margot Robbie’s dress is black in honor of the @TIMESUPNOW movement to support women in every industry who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. Gucci and @chimeforchange are proud to stand with #TIMESUP as part of the company’s longstanding commitment to the fight for gender equality.
Viola Davis in Brandon Maxwell
As the designer of a company started for women, and run by women, I am proud to have dressed beautiful @violadavis for tonight’s Golden Globes in support of the #TimesUp movement. Thank you to the wonderful women on my team who made this dress by hand with love. Please visit @timesupnow to donate to the Legal Defense Fund. Styled by the coolest customer, @elizabethstewart1 ? #timesup
Nicole Kidman in Givenchy Haute Couture
Oprah Winfrey in Atelier Versace
Kate Beckinsale in Alex Perry
Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad