Golden Globes 2018 : Why black doesn't have to be boring

January 23, 2018

In the lead up to the 2018 Golden Globes, many celebrities and stylists announced that this year, a red carpet blackout was coming. Usually a safe choice, many actors and actresses pledged that they would wear black in protest of sexual harassment and gender inequality spear headed by the Time's Up Movement. Whilst fully appreciating the importance of the message conveyed by dressing in black to stand in solidarity with the victims highlighted by the Time's Up Movement, I know a couple of fashion enthusiasts who were concerned that this years red carpet would be nothing more than boring. I, on the other hand, thought that it was a great challenge for celebrity stylists to source garments with interesting texture, pattern, print and embellishment alongside statement accessories to stand out in a sea of black. And, true to form, Hollywood did not disappoint.

Below are some of my favourites - I've also included some of the gentlemen just for good measure.

 

 MARGOT ROBBIE IN GUCCI

Intricate metallic detailing creates a strong impact on an all black canvas. A fuschia lip pops and a strappy heel doesn't distract from this stunningly embellished gown.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

 DAKOTA JOHNSON IN GUCCI

More metallic detailing along with crystals creates a beautiful silhouette on the back of this gown. The use of a sheer sparkling fabric to drape from the embellishment means that what could have been a heavy look is soft and delicate.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

KENDALL JENNER IN GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

I love the contrast between the fitted bust and expertly draped fabric through the body and into the train. The Louboutin heels are a modern and young addition to the look.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

ZOE KRAVITZ IN SAINT LAURENT

Sometimes in life you have to stand back and appreciate simplicity and this is the perfect example. Zoe nails the classic sheath silhouette and accessorises with jade jewels and a red lip.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

ALICIA VIKANDER IN LOUIS VUITTON

A classic Victorian style gown is modernised with an open back, delicate ruffle detailing and sheer sleeves. The fabric is also entirely hand beaded adding stunning detail to this all black gown.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL IN MONSE

I'm not usually the biggest fan of trousers on women on the red carpet (especially when styled in a cliched way) however, I love how the classic cigarette cut trousers have been paired with a sparkly, textured, sequinned and beaded tassel piece. Also the extra long earrings and black heels are the perfect simple accessories.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

 

ANGELINA JOLIE IN ATELIER VERSACE

Heavy feather detailing on the sleeves of this gown elevate it from a simple black dress. The fit is also perfection, with a sheer fabric overlay expertly ruched and draped from the waist. Delicate diamond earrings finish the look with some sparkle.

image via instyle.co.uk

 

 

JUDE LAW IN SAINT LAURENT

Okay Mr. Cool we see you. Without a doubt Jude hits the right note here in between modern and elegant. Velvet has been used in the shawl collar of his Saint Laurent smoking jacket, bow tie and shoes as an interesting texture to break up what could have been a basic look. He has also accessorised with a Time's Up pin.

image via gq-magazine.co.uk

 

 

CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN ETRO

Another option to break up an all black look is by using fabric with a print as Chris has done with this paisley suit. Wearing an open neck shirt and foregoing a tie means that the overall look is more relaxed. Velvet brogues add an interesting texture and of course he also accessorised with the Time's Up pin.

image via gq-magazine.co.uk

 

 

ARMIE HAMMER IN GIORGIO ARMANI

Armie's look is all about this textured jacquard jacket which is paired with a simple white shirt and black tuxedo trousers. The tailoring here is absolutely impeccable. He has accessorised with a classic bow tie and flower lapel pin which I like for something different. Once again, velvet brogues and the Time's Up pin finish the look.

image via gq-magazine.co.uk

 

 

As a side note, in the days after the 2018 Golden Globes, Condé Nast announced that they would be partnering with Time's Up and eBay to auction many of the gowns and tuxedos worn by the Actors and Actresses to the award show. The proceeds will benefit the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.

For more information on the Time's Up initiative and to make a donation visit https://www.gofundme.com/timesup

 

 

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