On New Year's Day, over 300 women in the entertainment industry unveiled an action plan named to call an end to sexual harassment in the workplace. And in true statement-making style, Time's Up is due to hold its first demonstration at no other than 2018's opening glitzy Hollywood awards ceremony: the Golden Globes.
But you shouldn't expect pitchforks and angsty banners on January 7 (though we can't guarantee what will happen at the after party), but instead a demonstration of a more subtle yet powerful standing.
We already know that Hollywood actresses plan to wear black on the day in solidarity with the cause, but they'll also be donning a subtle accessory, which you might miss if you don't look closely.
Try to spot the black and white Time's Up pins attached to the actresses outfits. They were designed by Arianne Phillips and commissioned by Reese Witherspoon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Reese asked me to come to the actor’s group [at a planning session for Time's Up], and told me they were going to be wearing black and would I consider creating a pin for the nominees and male presenters," Phillips told the paper. "We were up against the holidays, but I said I could do it, and the first person I called was my partner-in-crime [L.A. jewellery designer] Michael Schmidt.”
The initiative comes as a powerful stamp on the new year, following last year's sh*t storm of sexual harassment claims in Hollywood which were followed by the Me Too social campaign. The movement proves the war is waging on and the job is far from done.
Eva Longoria, one of the Time's Up founders, said on Monday: “For years, we’ve sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colors and our beautiful faces and our glamour. This time the industry can’t expect us to go up and twirl around. That’s not what this moment is about.”
We know the ladies will be wearing black but do Eva's comments means we can expect fresh faces too?
Either way, Sunday's awards ceremony is sure to be powerful.
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8 black (not boring) dresses we'd like to see worn by Golden Globes nominees