Source: Drink Water/USAToday
Black was the color of choice for Sunday evening’s Golden Globe awards as celebrities stood in solidarity to support the Time’s Up movement for victims of sexual assault and harassment.
I am wearing black today because balance and inclusion and diversity is not some kind of allowance to be made to accommodate people. No, sir. It is a correction of an error. It is a righting of a wrong. And it is going to be done. Now. #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/nVkhWubEwq
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) January 7, 2018
The Time’s Up movement has so far garnered the support of 300 celebrities and raised approximately $15 million, according to People. Monies raised go towards a legal defense fund for those who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Along with wearing black, many stars also chose to wear specially designed Times Up pins, designed by stylist Arianne Phillips.
“This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” actress Eva Longoria told the New York Times of her decision to join the cause. “For years we’ve sold these award shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”
Meryl Streep reiterated Longoria’s passion, telling E!News, “We feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line dividing then from now.”
This year, this look means so much more. Standing in solidarity. #WhyWeWearBlack #TimesUp #GoldenGlobes #YearOfChange (Gown: Custom @Zac_Posen; Hair: @LonaVigi; Makeup: @TheMollyRStern; Shoes: @JimmyChoo; Jewelry: @BulgariOfficial; Styling: #PetraFlannery pic.twitter.com/jefGcfubwD
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) January 8, 2018
Actress Reese Witherspoon, who spearheaded the Time’s Up movement, thanked “everyone who broke their silence” during her acceptance speech.
America Ferrera summed up the atmosphere of the evening when she told media on the red carpet, “It’s so incredible to look around and see everyone in solidarity, ready to really address the issues that exist in our industry and across all industries. It is our job right now, the time is now, for us to do the work that will make women and all people more safe and more equal in their workplaces and in their lives.”