Time’s Up: Stars Make A Statement at Golden Globes
Black dresses ruled the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes yesterday. This year's pre-show was fueled by the mantra: "Don't stand out. Stand up". Typically the Golden Globe red carpet is the hot spot for designer gowns, jewels and hair. But not this year.... The "All Black Golden Globe Fashion" out weighed the best dressed list this year by far. Golden Globe women and men stood in solidarity dominating the red carpet in their black garb to make a statement for the mission of the anti-sexual harassment group, TIME'S UP. The organization that officially made there presence known last week, was formed after allegations of sexual assault began running rampant through Hollywood and is backed by over 300 women in Hollywood. The hashtag #WhyWeWearBlack started to go viral as Hollywood’s A-list stars took to social media with the #MeToo movement.
Many men wore "Time's up" pins or black shirts with their suits to show their support. "It's bigger than a best dressed list," said to Carla Welch, a Los Angeles based fashion designer. And clearly, Hollywood made that statement loud and clear yesterday.
The organization's purpose is to raise awareness and to establish legal defense fund, to be administered by the National Womens Law Center, to provide subsidized support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault or abuse in the workplace or while pursuing their careers. Time's Up has raised nearly $15 million for legal defense funds to help women who have been affected by sexual assault. The newly formed organization boasts the slogan, "The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it.". As a woman, I can say that we are proud to see the initiative and the sisterhood it is producing.