• Melissa Imari Alvarez

Golden Globes 2018 Style Highlights- Pt 2

This part of the Golden Globes Style Highlights will feature lady suits and menswear. To see subtle accents, sweet & simple silhouettes, and full-on sequins check out Part 1.

As I continue writing about the fashions from an evening that had so much more to show than pretty dresses, I can't help but feel a little trivial. Luckily, I came across this quote from Prabal Gurung in a piece from Harper's Bazaar:

“Fashion was once an isolated medium, often considered frivolous for its celebration of glamour—devoid of substance. But now more than ever, this visual medium is proving it can be an important factor in communicating powerful values and ideals, not only for us designers, who do use fashion as a vehicle to tell our stories, but also for all people around the world, including the incredible and inspiring actresses who are leading the movement...We—the fashion industry—should be proud to help amplify and visually communicate such a powerful agenda. When future generations look back on this watershed moment, I hope they will realize that fashion served a crucial role in conveying this powerful message, and that fashion is no longer just about beauty and glamour.”

For some, the protest was also about challenging societal norms in regards to women's fashion. Several ladies came through quite literally wearing the pants, making suits plentiful on the red carpet The gents also showed up in black and, though that doesn't come as much of a surprise, there were some who shook things up with more than a pin on their lapels- and some who did both!

Gal Gadot wearing Tom Ford tuxedo jacket and dress with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Styled by Elizabeth Stewart.

Alison Brie explained her outfit choice perfectly. "Tonight is about women wearing the pants." Wearing Vassilis Zoulias and styled by Cristina Ehrlich.

Alexis Bledel in Oscar de la Renta. I love the leaf detailing around the bodice and while I'm not in love with the waist sash hanging all the way to the floor, it doesn't ruin the look for me either. Still a very strong look and one that Bledel works nicely! Styled by Kemal Harris.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is no stranger to the lady suit, ditches the suit jacket with this strapless sequined look from Monse. Styled by Erin Walsh.

Claire Foy, in Stella McCartney, and Matt Smith, in Burberry, showed their united front in matching tuxedos! They even had similar hairstyles and wore their statement pins on their sleeves.

Milo Ventimiglia keeps it classy with what may have been the best fitted suit on the red carpet. Honestly though, just take a moment to admire that fit... Suit from Ermenegildo Zegna Couture and adorable flower lapel pin by The Tie Bar. Styled by the ever brilliant Ilaria Urbinati.

Fellow This Is Us star and winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Sterling K. Brown, in Isaia, also goes classic with black and white but swaps the standard jacket for velvet, a fabric choice I'm 100% here for on this red carpet (and in general, if we're being honest).

Then Sebastian Stan went and took things to the next level in a FULL VELVET Hugo Boss bespoke tuxedo. The bold fabric choice plus sporting the Time's Up lapel pin makes this look an automatic win!

Armie Hammer may limit his velvet to his shoes (at least for tonight's look), but this Giorgio Armani suit has a great printed jacket that stylist Ilaria Urbinati decorated with not one, but two lapel pins. Flower pin on his left, Time's Up pin on the left.

Speaking of prints and velvet shoes, Chris Hemsworth rocks both in an all-black brocade suit from Etro and Christian Loubotin footwear. Plus he's got his Time's Up pin. Major styling kudos to Samantha McMillen!

Joseph Fiennes also sported all black and a Time's Up lapel pin. I know this is real life, not television, but there's still something very satisfying about seeing the Commander stand in solidarity with women. We may not see that kind of change on The Handmaid's Tale, but this is one instance where our reality is better than fiction. Time is up and change is here.

Wondering why everyone is wearing black? Want to learn more about the Golden Globes blackout? Get the scoop from my Everything You Need to Know post! And learn more about the Time's Up initiative here.

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