golden globes 2018.
2018 will arguably go down as the most impactful awards show fashion moment in history. I've read my fair share of criticism of the #TimesUp blackout, but ultimately I think anytime any person uses fashion to participate in a cultural moment or stand for something meaningful, I find it important.
On a much more lighthearted note, I also found it to be a fascinating challenge for all the stylists. Black is notoriously a "classic" (read: boring) red carpet color, and I was impressed with the variety of looks we saw on Sunday. Some of my favorites:
Dakota Johnson in Gucci. I love how sleek the front of this dress and the belt are, and how the back is fully Gucci-fied.
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent. This is a perfect example of a black dress that should be boring, but somehow works. The pixie cut, emerald earrings, and serious heels turn a simple column dress into a cool-girl moment.
Margot Robbie in Gucci. To me, red carpet Gucci can miss the mark with the wrong use of color (see here). With the black dress requirement, the Gucci moments fully killed it with great silhouettes and impactful embellishments. Sure, maybe it's boring Gucci, but it felt cool as hell for this event.
Oprah in Versace. While her speech was far more important, I thought this dress was such a smart choice. It's super feminine but also screams #Oprah2020.
Claire Foy in Stella McCartney. I love a suit moment. To be totally honest, I'm not 100% on the tailoring of this, but I still applaud the look, especially coming from The Crown actress.
Finally, Tracee Ellis Ross looked equally chic and powerful in Marc Jacobs. Perhaps the best example of a non-boring black dress.