Stars send a message in style

Most of the big award shows of the year are over, and what a year it was for fashion! The red carpet looks were not only beautiful but full of meaning this year. Here’s a look back over the fashions worn to the Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars and the premiere of Black Panther.

Golden Globes
The stars made good use of all the cameras trained on them for the Golden Globes. Nearly everyone wore black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement and those who have suffered abuse and discrimination. Many women also wore suits or gown/pant combinations, perhaps as further commentary on gender equality. Here are a few of our top picks:

Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd (Photo: Getty Images)


Gal Gadot (Photo: Getty Images)


Claire Foy (Source: Marie Claire)

The color palette was more varied at the Grammy awards. This year’s red carpet saw bright colors—including on the men—and lots of feathers. Many wore a white rose signifying their support for #TimesUp.

Sam Smith (Photo: The Telegraph


Camryn Howard (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America)


Cyndi Lauper (Photo:


Pink (Photo: Hollywood Life,

The Academy Awards were notable for a lot of white and neutral gowns. Also sparkle, sparkle, sparkle! Gold lamé was the choice of many stars and starlets this year.

Margot Robbie (Photo: USA Today)


Lupita Nyong’o (Photo: USA Today)


Emma Stone (Photo: USA Today)

Black Panther Premiere
Though not part of an awards show, another red carpet event that stood out this year was the premiere of the blockbuster movie Black Panther. The dress code was African Royalty and guests went all out on the theme. #Wakanda Style is now a trending hashtag on Instagram, as fans add their own looks to this cultural celebration.

Chadwick Boseman (Photo: The Kit)


Lupita Nyong’o (Photo: The Kit)


Janelle Monáe (Photo: The Kit)