Golden Globes

Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Viola Davis at the 2018 Golden Globes

The Meaning Behind the 2018 Awards Season Fashions

by Victoria Richards | January 25, 2018 10:54 pm CST

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The anticipation of all the exciting award ceremonies approaching this season is brewing. There will be plenty of stunning fashion moments and a few horrible memories we’ll not soon forget. Although it is admittedly entertaining and humorous to discuss the fashion faux pas that will inevitably happen to some celebrities on the red carpet, we must admit that 2018 started off on a good foot for fashion at the annual Golden Globe Awards.

Black was the new black this year at The Golden Globes and there was nothing basic or boring about it. The darkest shade wasn’t the standout choice of color at this star-studded event simply because of its slimming nature, either. This year actresses such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek, Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis were amongst the numerous prominent and successful women in Hollywood who all wore black to honor sexual assault victims and raise awareness for gender equality. It was an excellent way to utilize a huge platform to stand up against rape and inequality for all women through the art of fashion.

In even more exciting news, Time’s Up, a legal defense fund that provides subsidized legal aid to those who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, has teamed up with Conde Nast in efforts to raise more money for a good cause. Thirty-nine of the black garments worn at The Golden Globe Awards this year will be auctioned off for funding, including designs by Stella McCartney, Zac Posen, Marc Jacobs and more. All you have to do is donate $25 to the Time’s Up fund and you’ll automatically be entered to win one of these fabulous threads.

It’s safe to say that in 2018, fashion will continue to be used to promote and shine a bright light upon the areas of social justice that need major reform in America.