Last year Hollywood transformed the Golden Globes red carpet. As a sign of solidarity against sexual harassment – both in the entertainment industry and in careers across the globe – a large majority of the 2018 Globes attendees wore black.
Waves of black dresses appeared on the camera-lined carpet outside the Beverly Hilton, turning a fashion moment into a fierce movement. The newly formed Times Up group used that megaphone to get their message out and tell everyone #WhyWeWearBlack.
So how will the members and supporters of TimesUp make their mark in 2019?
At the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday (Monday, Australian time), viewers can expect to see supporters wearing black-and-white ribbons and bands, designed by Hollywood costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips.
The ribbons will symbolise that supporters are tied together in their joint commitment to create safe, fair and dignified workplaces for women of all kinds.
They will also be a visual representation of Time’s Up’s new TIMESUPx2 campaign, which is both a nod to year two of the movement and a call to double the number of women of all kinds in leadership positions across all industries.
So far, the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund has connected nearly 4000 women and men who have faced sexual assault, harassment or retaliation at work with legal and PR resources.
The organisation has been vocal in recent months regarding the fate of ousted CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, as well as during the confirmation hearings of US Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The 76th annual Golden Globes telecast takes place at noon on Monday, AEDT.