FASHION BLACKOUT PUTS A DAMPER ON GOLDEN GLOBES DEALMAKING
Fashion stylists who usually make out big time by taking money under the table to dress their clients in certain brands are losing out at this year's Golden Globes.
The usual dealmaking is being replaced by calls for charitable donations to the Time's Up sexual harassment initiative.
Many women stars on the red carpet will be wearing Time's Up buttons and instead of the usual colourful gowns they will be dressed in black to protest gender equality and to acknowledge the flood of sexual abuse allegations that have rocked Hollywood in recent weeks.
“We are all fighting for the same black dresses,” stylist Law Roach, who is dressing nominees Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige , told the Hollywood Reporter.
"For years we've sold these awards shows as women, with our gowns and colours and our beautiful faces and our glamour," Eva Longoria told the New York Times. "This time the industry can't expect us to go up and twirl around. That's not what this moment is about."