When you work in fashion like we do at Chloe Angus Design, you can't help but feel the excitement of an annual showcase like the opulent Golden Globe Awards.
All those gorgeous, talented people wearing beautiful gowns and tailored suits; many created by some of the world's top designers... swoon.
But as a company founded by and for women, we're thrilled to see this year's Golden Globes go beyond the usual fashion spectacle and try instead to lift up the power of women everywhere.
And it worked!
Here’s the four coolest things we absolutely loved about Sunday’s Golden Globes.
Fashion as a political statement
We always say you can make a real statement in a little black dress (especially with pearls), but even we couldn't predict the visual impact of every woman in the room wearing black.
In a sea of black gowns and other deliberate black attire, Hollywood's elite sent a message of solidarity to all women facing harassment in the workplace, any workplace, in entertainment and beyond.
Organized by the Time's Up movement, the message was literally that:
Time's up. The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it.
Again spurred by the Time's Up movement, prominent actresses invited powerful activist women to be their plus-ones on the red carpet and at the show.
Suddenly, the red carpet became less about clothes and fashion and much more about real issues and the amazing activist women who stand up, voice concerns and fight for change every day.
Our favourite plus-one?
Vocalist Calina Lawrence, a Suquamish Tribe member who grew up within her culture in the pacific northwest and is now an active advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental protections.
Of course, Oprah. Who doesn’t love Oprah?
Her speech was bold and exciting and encouraging for every woman, for every man, for everyone who heard it. She made the future look bright and real change seem possible.
Now speculation swirls around Oprah's possible run for the 2020 White House, but we're keeping our focus on her more important message of empowerment for women everywhere.
"A new day is on the horizon!" Yes!
Time's Up is where it's at. The styling lapel pin was everywhere and it's message was loud and clear: Time's up! We're doing something about this now.
It was the Time's Up movement that imagined the solidarity statement of an all black gown turnout for the awards. It also crafted the activist plus-one red carpet shake up.
The organization aims to extend the #MeToo movement and continue the momentum with activism and legal support for women suffering at the hands of a male power imbalance everywhere.
There's no more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse. Period.
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