Grammys Fashion Whiteout to Follow the Golden Globes' Blackout?
Several performers are looking at all-white options, sources say.
When it comes to sexual assault and gender discrimination allegations, the fashion message seems to be black and white.
To follow the all-black dress code as a showing of solidarity for the Time's Up and MeToo movements at the Golden Globes, we hear there could be a large showing of the color white at the Grammys on Sunday.
White is symbolic as the color of the suffragette movement, when women activists wore it to promote their struggle to gain the right to vote, and Hillary Clinton wore white when she accepted the Democratic nomination to be the first female presidential candidate.
Beyond the white roses that will be worn by musicians including Cardi B, Rita Ora, Halsey, Kelly Clarkson and Cyndi Lauper on the Grammys red carpet as a salute to Time’s Up efforts coordinated by the group "Voices of Entertainment” led by Roc Nation senior vp marketing Meg Harkins, we hear that stylists have been scrambling to pull white dresses and accessories.
“There will definitely be a whiteout on stage,” said one tapped-in New York fashion publicist. “We hear that at least one group of performers will be wearing all white. And people are either wearing the white rose or something white on the carpet, whether a dress or an accessory.”
Rumor has it that Kesha may be wearing the color, and that Jennifer Hudson has been searching for all-white pieces, including jewelry.
“We’ve definitely noticed an uptick in pulls of white pieces for performers,” added a Beverly Hills fashion showroom representative who is working with multiple stylists.