Common (in Giorgio Armani and Bruno Magli shoes), Aziz Ansari (in Ermenegildo Zegna Couture) and Zac Efron (in HUGO) were just a few of the men who showed their support for #MeToo and the Time’s Up movement by joining the women in wearing head-to-toe black on the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet (shirts included). By wearing black, they stood in solidarity with women speaking against sexual harassment and helped to draw attention to workplace inequality.
“It’s really important for men to show younger boys what’s right through example,” stylist and image architect Law Roach tells PeopleStyle, who created looks for Mary J. Blige and Mariah Carey for the night.
Stars were encouraged to wear the shade as part of the Time’s Up movement, an organization dedicated to preventing sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, and many took the moment to draw attention to Time’s Up as well as the legal defense fund created to raise money for women fighting harassment in workplaces across the country. The legal defense fund has already raised more than $16 million.
In addition to donning all black, many men also wore the Time’s Up pin on their lapels, such as Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas (in Versace), Seth Rogen, William H. Macy, Jason Bateman and more.
The Time’s Up pin, available on the website for $12, helps raise money for the legal defense fund.
Chris Hemsworth also took the opportunity to wear more than just a plain black tuxedo — his look featured a brocade texture. Ansari’s was in all velvet, too.
Stylist Ilaria Urbanati, who works with many men who walked the red carpet at the Globes, had previously confirmed that her clients would be standing alongside the women and dressing in all black in December.
Rumors of an all-black carpet started circulating in December. Though, on New Year’s Day, dozens of women confirmed that it would happen as part of the newly-formed Time’s Up movement. “This is a moment of solidarity, not a fashion moment,” Eva Longoria told the New York Times. “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.”