This year's Golden Globes were a somber affair. There was a focus on sexual abuse and harassment in the industry and many of the men and women who attended wore black to keep the focus on how Hollywood needs to change moving forward. Not everyone at the Golden Globes this year did wear black, however. Actress Blanca Blanco chose to wear a bright red dress to the ceremony and heard all about the look on the internet after the event. So, she also took to social media to explain why she made the dress choice she did. Per Blanco,
Blanca Blanco is basically saying that she feels the issue doesn't really have all that much to do with her dress color. By using the #timesup hashtag, she also seems to be implying that she supports what many of the other men and women were trying to do at the Golden Globes, even if she didn't choose to wear black. Still, it's worth noting that the actress stood out in a sea of black clothing, and even if she feels her outfit choice wasn't meant to do that by design, she was one of very few people who chose not to wear the color on the red carpet.
In fact, there were only a few women who chose not to wear black on the red carpet and during the ceremony. German Model Barbara Meier passed on the black look, instead choosing a pastel, feathery-looking confection with lots of embroidery. Meher Tatna wore a red dress to the event. She's actually the head of the Hollywood Foreign Press and chose to wear a #timesup pin with the bright outfit. In Tatna's case, she reportedly chose red to represent her Indian culture.
As for Blanca Blanco, the Fake News actress chose a dress that was candy apple red, choosing to set herself apart from the other ladies. She typically tends toward bright fashion, attending the 2017 Oscars in a bright yellow dress with a high slit and bold sleeves. You can take a look at her dress from the Globes, below.
The actress further addressed why she chose to wear and not wear black with the other leading ladies, telling People,
I love red. Wearing red does not mean I am against the movement. I applaud and stand by the courageous actresses that continue to break the cycle of abuse through their actions and fashion style choices. It is one of many factors leading women to a safer place because of their status. I am excited about the #TimesUp movement; true change is long overdue. Shaming is part of the problem.
Awards season is clearly underway at this point, and we'll be getting Oscar nominations and more soon. We'll keep you updated regarding whether or not the Oscars will have a similarly solemn feel when it comes to fashion choices, but for now, host Jimmy Kimmel has already said he will address the elephant in the room.