Earlier reports of stars showing up the Golden Globes red carpet in all-black proved true, but a few decided to skip the memo. Actress Blanca Blanco and German model Barbara Meier decided to buck the trend, with Blanco sporting a bright red gown with a high split and Meier going with a pastel number with floral and metallic details.
Besides the aforementioned two, instead of the usual collection of couture colors heading down the red carpet, this year's Golden Globe Awards saw many of the guests arriving in monochromatic ensembles; making the red carpet a "sea of black" in solidarity with the men and women who helped push conversations around sexual assault in Hollywood forward.
Some stars also chose to swap their usual +1 by bringing activists from various movements and organizations along with them, including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, an important figure in these conversations. From tuxes to gowns and everything in between, it seemed like everyone was on the same page, with much of the conversations and coverage centering on more serious issues than most previous years. From Meryl Streep to Common, stars showed up in their own interpretations of an all-black ensemble.
While the few decided to go against the grain, most stars stuck with the theme along with a few pops of color, expected jewels and plenty of great accessories. In addition to the all-black ensembles, many of the male stars in attendance wore pins emblazoned with the words "Time's Up", a nod to the Times Up movement, an organization aimed at ending assault, harassment and inequality in Hollywood and beyond.
Among the stars to show up in all black:
Meryl Streep with Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance
Amy Poehler with Saru Jayaraman, lawyer, author & Director of the Food Labor Research Center
Michelle Williams with #MeToo founder, Tarana Burke
Emma Watson with Marai Larasi, Executive Director of the UK-based black feminist organization, Imkaan)
Susan Surandon with community organizer, Rosa Clemente
Laura Dern with activist Monica Ramirez
Shailene Woodley with singer & Indigenous rights activist Calina Lawrence
Emma Stone with tennis legend and women's rights activist Billie Jean King
Mary J. Blige
Sarah Jessica Parker