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GOLDEN GLOBES FASHION
by Sarah Young January 11, 2019
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Colour returns to the red carpet

The 76th Golden Globe Awards took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, California on Jan.6. Marking the start of awards season, the event is eagerly watched by cinephiles and fashion fans alike because, while the night is all about celebrating the best in the movie industry, the dresses often take centre stage.

Last year, the Golden Globes set a new tone with multiple actors — including Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone — choosing to wear all-black clothing in protest of sexual harassment in Hollywood.

And, while many stars continued to show their allegiance to the Time’s Up movement, it was back to business as usual for this year’s red carpet with a return to high-octane, colourful glamour.

As one of the most coveted events among the fashion crowd, the red carpet arrival moment at the Golden Globes has become a global platform for designers to showcase their finest frocks on some of the world’s most high profile women.

And, with the likes of Lady Gaga, Saoirse Ronan, Lupita Nyong’o and Lena Waithe in attendance, there were stand out looks all round.

Making one of the biggest sartorial spectacles of the night, Lady Gaga arrived wearing a lilac Valentino gown which many pointed out posed a striking resemblance to an outfit worn by Judy Garland in the 1954 version of A Star is Born.

Elsewhere, white proved a popular trend with everyone from Sandra Oh and Julianne Moore to Jamie Lee Curtis sporting the shade.

While the stars did not confirm the reason behind their colour choice, many have speculated that it could be a reference to the long history of women’s suffrage and the Votes for Women movement which used the hue to represent purity, alongside green for hope and purple for loyalty and dignity.

Lupita Nyong’o, Claire Foy and Jameela Jamil were also among those to flex their red carpet fashion muscles with an array of colourful ensembles, while others — including Octavia Spencer, Olivia Colman and Rosamund Pike — chose to wear all-black in protest of sexual harassment.

Others showed their allegiance to the movement by wearing black and white bracelets and ribbons that read “Time’s Up x2” to mark the campaign’s second year.

The Independent

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