This year, The Golden Globes’ Red carpet has become the show
of Power with the Black dress. The cynics dismissed a black dress code as a
lazy form of protest against harassment and gender inequality, but when it happened,
many of those watching felt the impact. With an almost airtight blackout and a
sea of Time’s Up pins, the images from this year’s ceremony spoke of women
in terms of power and solidarity rather than glamour or competition.
In the full support of this black-out with positive
attitude, there was Angelina Jolie in feather-trimmed black tulle, arm-in-arm
with her teenage son Pax sporting his Time’s Up pin. Reese Witherspoon and Emma
Stone stood shoulder to shoulder with Billie Jean King, founder of the
Women’s Tennis Association, whom Stone portrays in Battle of the Sexes.
Claire Foy and Mat Smith, stars of The Crown, wore matching
tuxedos; Laura Dern, in black Armani, stood with Monica Ramirez, a campaigner
who fights sexual violence against farmworkers.