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Celebs paint Golden Globes red carpet black in Time's Up, #MeToo protest

Celebs paint Golden Globes red carpet black in Time's Up, #MeToo protest
From CBC - January 7, 2018

The highly anticipated wear-black protest at the Golden Globes took off Sunday as soon as the red carpet opened, including A-listers Meryl Streep in a deepV-cut gown and Michelle Williams in an embellished off-the-shoulder look with "Me Too" founder Tarana Burke at her side.

Streep, accompanied by domestic violence advocate Ai-jen Poo, said she chose black to stand in solidarity with others trying to right the power imbalance that leads to sexual abuse.

"We want to fix thatand we feel sort of emboldened in this particular moment to stand together in a thick black line," Streep told the black-clad Ryan Seacrest.

What would Katharine Graham think of all the black?

"I think she'd be over the moon," said Streep, who portrays thefamed publisherin The Post.

The protest that turnedthe Globes dark on the fashion front had been anticipated for days after a call for massive reform following the downfall of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and numerous others accused of sexual misconduct in Hollywood, media, fashion, tech, publishing and other industries.

The new initiative Time's Up, backed by more than 300 women in Hollywood, doled out pins intended in part for those who might already have locked in more colourful looks.

Though the red carpet was dominated by black, actors made it their own: Allison Williams provided a pop of orange and silver on the bodice of her black Armani Privcolumn gown. Singer Kelly Clarkson sported gold at the neck and on one sleeve of her black Christian Siriano dress.

"We are here because of Tarana," Williams told E! "Because Tarana started a movement and she planted the seed years ago." Burke added: "It's deeply humbling."

Jessica Biel kept the fairytale alive in astrapless Dior with dainty sheer embellishment.

Shailene Woodley donned a silk beaded turtleneck and black tulle evening skirt from Ralph Lauren Collection. Diane Kruger chose a Prada black-dotted tulle gown with a cascading shawl train, edges rimmed in fun metal beading.

Claire Foy of the Netflix series The Crownwent with a black pantsuit and Tracee Ellis Ross accessorized her black jersey halter dress by Marc Jacobs with a matching headscarf. Catherine Zeta Jones wore a couture, sheer lace Zuhair Murad A-line gown. Margot Robbie, star of I, Tonya,wore a custom Gucci black satin V-neck gown.

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