Golden Globes 2018
My wrap up of the 2018 Golden Globes is going to be a bit different this year because they were different. If you saw or read anything about the night you would have realised that the night was like no other. This year the TIME’S UP campaign took over and for very good reason.
If you haven’t heard about the TIME’S UP campaign you should take a look. You can read all the details here. In a nutshell, given recent events in Hollywood a gang of women are doing something about the inequality that women face in the work place. What does all this have to do with the Golden Globes? Well as part of the campaign, in a show of solidarity, women graced the red carpet in black attire.
I like to take my time in digesting all imagery and commentary for such an occasion and in this case there was an avalanche of both positive and negative critics. What I found interesting about this year’s Golden Globes is that I thought generally everyone looked exceptionally stylish. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was because fashion took a back seat to such a powerful movement. Maybe the stars themselves focused more on the cause rather than the regular ‘who are you wearing’ narrative that generally goes with the event or was it because despite an unofficial dress code, fashion was used to express not only the cause but also personal style. I hope it’s all of the above.
Some have questioned the appropriateness of using the red carpet for a protest while, let’s be honest, wearing who knows how much in designer clothes and jewellery. I will let you make up your own mind on that one. I haven’t made up my mind but I would think if the Times Up campaign wasn’t a feature of the night we would have missed the opportunity to see a very important moment in television. No doubt jaws dropped or alternatively people cheered when Debra Messing challenged the gender pay gap at E! when being interviewed by E! themselves.
Not forgetting fashion completely, I will leave you with some images from the night. Be sure to click on the photographs for all the designer and photographer details.