Actress Blanca Blanco, model Barbara Meier and the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association all stood out from the crowd.
It was unclear going into the Golden Globes ceremony Sunday how many stars would wear black as a show of support for the #MeToo movement as part of a coordinated #TimesUp campaign. But by the end of the red carpet we knew: pretty much everyone, except for actress Blanca Blanco, and model Barbara Meier.
It was certainly a way to stand out, as a sea of black dresses and tuxedos blanketed the red carpet, by choosing to wear something bold and bright. But it could also be seen as a controversial decision by standing outside of the dress code organized back in December. If wearing black means solidarity and support, what does it look if you don't?
It turns out it simply means nonconformity, as the women defended their decisions, while touting their support for the movement.
"Wearing red does not means I am against the #TimesUp movement," she said. "I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the circle of abuse through their actions and their style choice. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status in the acting world. I am excited about the 'Time's Up' movement because true change is long overdue."
Meier, a German model, took to Instagram to explain the decision behind her more colorful dress choice, saying she was making a statement of her own.
"If we want the Golden Globes today to be the strong women who fight for their rights, then in my eyes, it's the wrong way to stop dressing and take the joy of expressing our personality through fashion," she wrote. "We should not have to wear black to be taken seriously. We women should be radiant, colorful and sparkling."
Viele Frauen werden heute im Zuge der Time‘s Up Bewegung auf dem Roten Teppich schwarz tragen. Ich finde diese Initiative im Allgemeinen super und extrem wichtig. Trotzdem habe ich mich entscheiden, heute ein buntes Kleid zu tragen. Wenn wir wollen, dass heute die Golden Globes der starken Frauen sind, die für ihre Rechte kämpfen, ist es in meinen Augen der falsche Weg, sich nicht mehr körperbetont anzuziehen und uns die Freude am Ausdruck unserer Persönlichkeit durch Mode zu nehmen. Wir haben uns diese Freiheit lange erkämpft, dass wir tragen können, was wir möchten und es auch in Ordnung ist, sich sexy zu kleiden. Wenn wir das einschränken, weil sich einige Männer nicht unter Kontrolle haben, ist das in meinen Augen ein Rückschritt. Wir sollten nicht schwarz tragen müssen, um ernstgenommen zu werden. Wir Frauen sollten strahlen, farbenfroh sein und funkeln. So wie es in unserer Natur liegt! Das symbolisiert in meinen Augen unsere Freiheit und neue Stärke. Um das aber dennoch nochmal klar zu sagen: Viele schreckliche Dinge sind passiert und dürfen sich nie wieder wiederholen! Und wir sollten das immer wieder und direkt ansprechen und aufklären! Ich freue mich auf starke und inspirierende Reden heute Abend! (c) @gettyentertainment --- A lot of women will wear black tonight to support the time‘s up movement! I think this is a great and extremely important initiative! Nevertheless I decided to wear a colorful dress tonight. If we want this to be the Golden globes of the strong women who stand up for their rights, I think, it’s the wrong way not to wear any sexy clothes anymore or let people take away our joy of showing our personality through fashion. We were fighting a long time for the freedom to wear what we want to and that it is also ok, to dress up a little more sexy. If we now restrict this, because some men can’t control themselves, this is a huge step back in my opinion. We should not have to wear black to be taken serious. US women should shine, be colorful and sparkle. Just like it is our nature. In my opinion this symbolizes our freedom and our new strength. But to make clear: A lot of bad things happened and should never happen again!!!
Meher Tatna, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was also in red, but told Entertainment Tonight on the carpet that her choice was a "cultural thing." According to Tatna, "[in India] when you have a celebration, you don't wear black." On Friday, she told Vanity Fair of the women behind the #TimesUp movement, "I am totally in solidarity with them."