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Debra Messing

“I am wearing black to thank and honor all of the brave whistleblowers that came forward and shared their stories,” the actress said in an interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic, before addressing Catt Sadler’s exit from the network. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

These are the celebrities who wore black to the Golden Globes

Women are at the forefront of the 2018 Golden Globe awards, with an all-female television cast leading the TV categories in nominations, and a highly-anticipated red carpet that’s more than just about stars making sartorial statements. But the most important question pertaining to what women like Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria wear to the 75th annual award show will be why and not who.

In part with the rest of initiatives put forward by the Time’s Up movement, it’s been requested that women walking the red carpet not only wear black, but also take the opportunity to speak out about standing issues of sexual harassment. In line with some of the ideals of Witherspoon’s previous #AskHerMore campaign, the dress code is meant to initiate questions beyond those that are typically superficial.

From Debra Messing and Meryl Streep to the ever-stunning Issa Rae, here’s a look at the fashion that’s serving a function for Hollywood’s leading ladies.

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