The red carpet will be all-black at the 2018 Golden Globes.
Multiple sources confirm to PEOPLE that many major actresses — including presenters and nominees (Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone are among those nominated)— are planning to wear all-black looks as a symbol of protest against harassment in Hollywood. Sources say that this will start at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7, though it may extend throughout award season. Claudia and Jackie Oshry confirmed it on their show The Morning Breath as well.
“All female actresses attending the Globes are protesting by just wearing black gowns,” a source tells PEOPLE.
Many Hollywood actresses have been vocal in rallying against sexual harassment since the New York Times broke the story about allegations against famed producer Harvey Weinstein. Dozens have spoken out against the once-powerful movie mogul, including Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts as well as Salma Hayek, who wrote an Op-Ed in the Times Wednesday calling Weinstein “a monster.”
Weinstein is not the only Hollywood person accused. Since his allegations came to light, Kevin Spacey, filmmaker Brett Ratner, comedian Louis C.K., music producer Russell Simmons, actor Geoffrey Rush, director James Toback, actor Jeffrey Tambor and agent Adam Venit have all faced allegations from women who have come forward.
Though many stars have worn pins and accessories to express support for causes including the ACLU, the safety pin movement to support marginalized populations, the Charlie Hebdo attacks and more, this is the first time that actress have banded together in a full show of sartorial solidarity.
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, many stars attended the twice-postponed Nov. 4 Emmys in black or pantsuits to reflect the solemnity of the national mood, but it was not a coordinated effort between stars and their stylists, as this #metoo movement appears to be.
When we caught up with stylist Leslie Fremar, who styles Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron, to talk about her goals next year, she told us: “Next year I hope to create something or be a part of something that has an impact beyond the obvious.”
This could be just that.