This year’s somber Golden Globes red carpet, explained.

At the 2018 Golden Globes, you can expect the atmosphere on the red carpet to put a little less emphasis on glitz and a lot more emphasis on solemnity. In recognition of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many attendees have committed to wearing black to the Globes.

It’s a form of protest that has some observers shaking their heads. Just how meaningful, critics have asked, will it be to wear black?

“YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,” tweeted Rose McGowan, one of Harvey Weinstein’s most vocal accusers, shortly after the protest was first announced in December. (She has since deleted the tweets.) “You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly and affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy. Maybe you should all wear Marchesa.”

(Weinstein’s soon-to-be ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, is one of the chief designers for Marchesa, and during Weinstein’s heyday it was common for actresses courting his good will to wear Marchesa on the award circuit.)

“Don’t most men who attend the Globes come cloaked in either all-black or mostly black, with a black suit and black shoes and a black tie, anyway?” asked Mic, after Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson confirmed that men, too, would be taking part in the protest.

“Black was already a red carpet trend heading into the Globes,” noted Racked; “hell, ABC even called it the standout color at last year’s Globes.”

It remains to be seen whether or not this black dress protest will be effective, or if it will just yield a red carpet filled with a lot of boring little black dresses and standard black tuxedos. Regardless of whether it works, the idea Read More Here