Monday, 8 January 2018

Back to Black: 5 Looks That Slayed on the Golden Globes Read Carpet

Funerals, goths and the handy, albeit risk-adverse, LBD — let's face it: Nowadays, dressing in head-to-toe black is either a sign of mourning or deemed dull.

But according to the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet, a noir ensemble can exude strength, solidarity and courage — all while looking indisputably chic. Last night, the vast majority of attendees donned the dark hue to support Time's Up, an initiative led by Hollywood A-Listers to bring forth change for women everywhere. And let's just say it's about time.

From bringing fellow sisters and activists as dates to Oprah's borderline presidential speech, the night offered a glimmer of hope in the wake of the horrid and inexcusable string of sexual assault allegations.

And sartorially speaking, the night did not disappoint. Feather, sparkle, tea-length hemlines and one fabulous turban looks proved black is far from boring. Below, the five best looks of the night.

Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs

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When it comes to fashion, Tracee Ellis Ross has a "go big or go home" mentality — and last night's lewk did not disappoint. The Black-ish star is one of the very few red carpet darlings who dresses for herself instead of the masses. To the untrained eye, the turban is considered outrĂ©, but the fashion set is giving it a standing ovation. And just because the blackout honored a very important and serious issue didn't mean she couldn't have fun with her ensemble. Ellis Ross' bright red lip and dainty drop earrings add drama without taking the attention away from that iconic turban.

Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung

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Does it get any better than Kerry Washington? From head-to-toe, Washington's look screams "good girl revolts." Speaking of toes, let's talk about the shoes. Sandals and pumps are oftentimes the shoe of choice for attendees, the sheer, embellished booties are so cool and covetable, you can't help but want a pair yourself. And when paired with her wavy hair and slitted Prabal Gurung dress, they're equal parts feminine and fashion-forward. 

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

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Simple in the front, yet glitzy in the back, Dakota Johnson's gown is something of a fashion mullet. But what do you expect when the designer behind the masterpiece is Alessandro Michele, maximalist creative director of Gucci? The messy ponytail and natural makeup are the perfect cool girl counters to the dramatic train. Brava! 

Alison Brie in Vassilis Zoulias 

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Women wore the pants during last night's ceremony— literally and figuratively. Take Alison Brie, who stunned in a half-dress, half-pants look courtesy of Vassilis Zoulias. Not only is the ensemble spot-on for such a monumental night, the hint of pants offers a modern, refreshing take on the traditional ballgown. For an extra dose of glam, the plunging diamond necklace complements the deep sweetheart neckline. 

Diane Kruger in Prada

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Diane Kruger is one of those fashion plates who could make a burlap sack look chic, so it's no surprise she looks absolutely heavenly in this Prada number. Capes have been a Golden Globe mainstay since Lupita Nyong'o donned her now-iconic Ralph Lauren cape dress in 2014. Equal parts ethereal and feminine, Kruger's take looks like it came right out of a Slim Aarons' photo. As a bonus, the delicate beading is the glam we needed on this otherwise dark red carpet. 
What was your favorite look? Sound off below.