Golden Globes: All-black fashion effort is 'bigger than a best dressed list'http://edition.cnn.com/2018/01/05/entertainment/golden-globes-2018-bla
BYBy Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Updated 1803 GMT (0203 HKT) January 10, 2018
(CNN)The Golden Globes red carpet has been home to many iconic fashion moments, but this year's pre-award show promenade will be fueled by one mantra: don't stand out, stand up.Black dresses will rule the red carpet at Sunday's Golden Globes in a show of solidarity for the mission of anti-sexual harassment group Time's Up. The organization, which was made itself known officially this week, formed after allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light in a story by The New York Times in October. Director Ava DuVernay, producer Kathleen Kennedy and dozens of celebrities, including America Ferrera, Emma Stone and Constance Wu, laid out the mission of Time's Up in an open letter on Monday.RELATED: The anti-harassment accessory you'll see on the red carpet at the Golden GlobesRead MoreTime's Up is advocating for legislation to curtail workplace harassment across industries and seeking gender parity at various entertainment companies. (From left) Sarah Paulson, stylist Karla Welch, and Busy Philipps at the Power Stylists Dinner, hosted by The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo, on March 14, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. In addition to raising nearly $15 million for a legal defense fund, the group has encouraged people to wear black to the Globes in a show of support and to raise awareness.With red carpets often dominated by talk of dresses, hair and jewels, with this effort, the Time's Up is steering the conversation toward its agenda."It's bigger than a best dressed list," Karla Welch, a Los Angeles-based stylist of 13 years, told CNN via email. Welch, who is among the industry's most acclaimed stylists, has clients who have included Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Amy Poehler. She first heard about the effort back in December and "instantly thought" it was "going to be powerful and amazing." "This movement is incredibly well organized," said Welch. "All of my clients were aware through their own network." Some men are expected to take part, too. Back in December, stylists Ilaria Urbinati confirmed in an Instagram post that her male clients would be "standing in solidarity with women on this wearing-all-black movement to protest against gender inequality." Urbinati's clients include Tom Hiddleston, Armie Hammer and Dwayne Johnson.