Stars to wear black in solidarity against sexual harassment at Golden Globes
By May Lee
The 75th Golden Globes Awards will not have the usual variety of colors on the red carpet. Instead, it may look more like a sea of black. A call to action is asking everyone to wear black to the event to show solidarity against sexual harassment.
There has been a growing movement against harassment after the producer Harvey Weinstein and other powerful men were exposed for sexual misconduct and assault. 
Gowns at Lily et Cie /CGTN America Photo

Gowns at Lily et Cie /CGTN America Photo

#MeToo has fast become a viral phenomenon. And more recently, Time’s Up, a coalition led by powerful women in entertainment launched to help victims of sexual harassment in every industry.
Rita Watnick, a fashion expert and founder of Lily et Cie, a luxury vintage clothing mecca in Los Angeles, has dressed some of the most famous faces including Renee Zellweger and Penelope Cruz.
Watnick has a stunning collection of black haute couture gowns that would be ideal for the all-black red carpet. She is a firm believer in the far-reaching power of fashion. 
Some of the black gowns at Lily et Cie /CGTN America Photo

Some of the black gowns at Lily et Cie /CGTN America Photo

“There’s nothing really new about fashion activism,” said Watnick.
“And I think basically as a culture, we do things that identify us as parts of groups, and I think this is yet another way of saying where you stand and how you feel. During the suffragette movement… I think a lot of them were reluctant, but they wanted to show their support, and so what they did is they usually wore jewelry or accessories that had the color amethyst or yellow so they could show their support. In the 60s, when people wore miniskirts, it was a very important time.”
The largest statement through fashion in history perhaps took place around the world in the form of the Women’s March when millions wore pink hats a year ago. 
Many glamorous black attires are expected on Sunday at the Golden Globes and after that. The all-black call to action includes every award show for the rest of the season right on up to the grandest of them all, the Academy Awards.