Overthrowing Marchesa: Three Designers Dominated the Golden Globes As The Favorites In The Age of "Time's Up" in Hollywood
Now that the 75th Golden Globes red carpet pictures have been collected, tallied and assessed, one thing is has been confirmed: Absolutely no celebrities opted to wear Marchesa for this award ceremony, echoing another big statement for the #TimesUp campaign.
Once a red carpet and best-dressed favorite, the lustrous house of Marchesa is facing troubled times ahead. With gender discrimination being the burning topic of the new year, the brand’s reputation has been on a downward spiral since news of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations reached their breaking point in October. Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, and now estranged wife to Weinstein, eventually separated from her husband amidst the scandal. But perhaps too late to save her fashion label.
But on that note, as celebrities marry their style with a sense of purpose, donning black attire in solidarity with the #TimesUp campaign, we can’t help but notice one fashion label dominating the red carpet.
With 5 stars (Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Moss, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biel and Sally Hawkins) wearing its gowns at the Golden Globes, Dior leads the red carpet tally with textures in tulle, velvet and embroidery, giving the actresses their shining moment despite the all-black line up. But apart from its design (which is obviously elegant!), Dior’s increasingly vocal stance in feminism may be the perfect compliment to Hollywood, and fashion’s #TimesUp reckoning.
Under the helm of Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior has taken a firmer stance on feminism, generating headlines, and occasional vitriol for its bluntness. Who could forget the viral success of the “We Should All Be Feminist” tees last year? Followed by a Resort collection reveling in the “Motherpeace” tarot, the feminist deck created by artists Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble; and for this upcoming Spring-Summer season, a collection inspired by the essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” by Linda Nochlin.
Is this truly a new age for fashion and activism? We sure hope so, and we’re definitely watching Dior closely.
And for all you keeping score, here are our other favorite, top dressers from the 75TH Golden Globes:
Louis Vuitton plays around the black color with modern vintage styles, like Emma Stone’s lacey dress, Alicia Vikander’s bold Victorian look, and Michelle Williams’ bardot dress.
And of course, for Armani Privé going black can only mean the perfect chance to add some sparkle. Just look at all those beaded masterpieces on Jessica Chastain, Ava Duvarney and Allison Williams!
Lead photo compiled from Daily Mail, NY Daily News, People’s Choice and British Vogue.