Celebrities continue to wear black on the red carpets of all the most prestigious award ceremonies – this week it’s the BAFTAs.
Starting with the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, celebrities continue to lend their support to the Time’s Up movement and #MeToo to highlight the severe injustices surrounding sexual assault and harassment.
Not only are these stars wearing black in solidarity, some are also bringing powerful equality campaigners to the events.
Angelina Jolie was joined by Cambodian-born US writer and producer Loung Ung, who is a proud human-rights activist and lecturer.
Many guests also wore Time’s Up badges – all to push for greater respect and equality since the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.
Even the Duchess of Cambridge wore a dark green dress with a black ribbon belt to show her solidarity in a subtle way.
“The Royal Family very rarely get involved in political messaging,” said Bethan Holt, fashion news and features director at The Telegraph. “So perhaps it’s not such a surprise that she didn’t join in with the rest of the women and wear black tonight.”
Naomi Harris stunned the crowd in a gorgeous black jumpsuit; a trend which we knew would be quick to take off. With a daring low V-cut neckline and beautiful embellishments draped over a long train, we are absolutely loving this look.
A strong contender for Best Dressed was Lupita Nyong’o, who wore a breathtaking structured black dress that was reminiscent of her role in Black Panther. Pairing her look with another trend of this year – big earrings – and adorning a Time’s Up badge, she looked absolutely flawless.
Margot Robbie looked stunning in a beautiful lace gown, paired with minimalistic jewellery which tied the whole look together. Although she lost to Frances McDormand for Best Actress, we think she could definitely win Best Dressed of the night.
Wearing a striking Sachin & Babi gown, Octavia Spencer showed us all just how fabulous she really is. The stunning look included sheer sleeves and neckline, stunning beading, and dazzling Chopard jewellery.
Frances McDormand decided against the black theme for the night, instead choosing to go with a red, black and pink gown.
Stating in her acceptance speech that she “has a little trouble with compliance,” McDormand still actively supports and stand in solidarity for the Time’s Up movement.
All photos from Getty Images
Written by Ellen Kirkness