For decades, celebrities have been using the red carpet as a platform to voice their opinions on political and social issues, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
In 1972, for instance, Jane Fonda wore an all-black YSL suit to the Oscars to protest the Vietnam War. (She was also nominated in the Best Actress category.) Fast forward 46 years later and Hollywood’s biggest stars used an all-black dress code as a channel for protest yet again.
At the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, a sea of black dresses permeated the red carpet as Hollywood women came together to take a stand in solidarity against sexual harassment and gender inequality. This happened in the midst of the #MeToo movement, which also prompted more than 300 women, including Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Reese Witherspoon, to launch Time’s Up, an initiative fighting harassment across all industries.
Mariah Carey, from left, America Ferrera, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, and Billie Jean King on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes.
This year, stars continued their support for Time’s Up at the Globes by wearing wristbands and pins.
So whether there are subtle statements or grand entrances in all black gowns, fashion is one of the most