Going into the Golden Globes this year felt anything but celebratory. Between the Harvey Weinstein scandal that kicked off the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns, the political clime in Hollywood, with embers toward President Trump, and the continued discussion of race and continued prejudice in the fabric of society, including leading roles in American films, it seemed more like a gauntlet rather than an awards show. It’s like the worst version of finding yourself stuck at the most uncomfortable Thanksgiving table full of the misogynist, racist, extremist person we’ve all experienced at some point in our lives. Well. This is lovely!

But you know what…if the industry wasn’t like this, these ladies wouldn’t have to do this. So watch,  don’t judge them, don’t discount them, hear what they have to say on the red carpet and on stage. Because, with very few exceptions, we all know they are telling the truth. If you are a woman, you’ve probably experienced it yourself. To expect to be treated professionally, as an equal is not unreasonable. To expect not to be touched when not wanted is not unreasonable. To expect not to be assaulted nor raped after you’ve said not multiple times regardless of what you were wearing, doing, saying, etc. is not unreasonable. And I celebrate these women for using their celebrity status for good.

Many of the women therefore dressed in black as a statement against sexual harassment, and it was fantastic to see such solidarity. And bonus, it looks flattering on everyone. And can we talk about all of the amazing shows this year? Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, Blackish, Game of Thrones, The Crown….and Will and Grace’s crazy return?!!!. Can’t they just all win?

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And you know why I’m here. I’ve got some wine in one hand, and I’m slow typing in the other. The ladies are making it hard for me this year to discern who looks better in what black gown, but it’s all for a good purpose. Seeing all these women coming together to show solidarity in a sea of black was very moving. Some A-list actresses including Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, Susan Sarandon, Shailene Woodley, and Amy Poehler, brought with them social activists for gender equality and racial justice as their dates.

So keep on being badass ladies, and let’s take a closer inspection. Don’t forget to shop the red carpet at the end of the post for a little window browsing of dreaminess. Because who says we can’t have both rights to equality and a right to window shop and look dang good?! Seriously. We can have both.

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BEST DRESSED

Catherine Zeta Jones ~ Gown: Zuhair Murad

Catherine Zeta Jones in Zuhair Murad – Frazer Harrison-Getty

Susan Kelechi

Susan Kelechi – Getty

Allison Janney ~ Gown: Mario Dicearchive // Earrings: Lorraine Schwartz

Allison Janney – Neilson Barnard-NBCUniversal

Justin Timberlake with Jessica Biel ~ Gown: Dior

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake – Frederick M. Brown – Getty

Diane Krueger ~ Gown: Prada

Diane Kruger in Prada – Getty

Madeline Brewer ~ Gown: Diane von Furstenberg

Madeline Brewer in Diane von Furstenberg – Getty

Allison Brie

Allison Brie – Getty

Laura Dern

Laura Dern in Armani Prive – Getty

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Worst dressed

This year the worst dressed list is short, and not too earth shattering. Mostly, ladies just looking a bit too caricature-like, which I’m sure they weren’t aiming for.

Shop the Red Carpet

Kendall Jenner ~ Gown: Giambattista Valli // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Jewels: Lorraine Schwartz

Kendall Jenner – David Fisher – REX-Shutterstock


Greta Gerwig ~ Gown: Oscar de la Renta 

Greta Gerwig in Oscar de la Renta – Getty

Kate Hudson ~ Gown: Valentino // Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti // Jewels: Harry Winston

Kate Hudson in Valentino – Getty

Margot Robbie ~ Gown: Gucci // Shoes: Roger Vivier // Clutch: Roger Vivier // Jewelry: Tiffany and Co.

Margot Robbie in Gucci – Getty

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3 Comments

  1. Marilyn Holt Reply

    It’s always fun to see what the Star’s wear. Stunning women in beautiful clothes. Great show of solidarity.

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