Golden Globes 2020 - Change Through Fashion

Rooney Mara & Joaquin Phoenix at the 2020 Golden Globes

In the midst of the all-consuming energy circulating throughout the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the mile-long red carpet was glistening with the likes of movie stars, celebrities & Swarovski diamonds. With many Golden Globe attendees hoping to soar to the top of the Best Dressed lists, a handful of A-listers chose to use their fashion statements to advocate for positive change.

Joaquin Phoenix wears Stella McCartney (photo by Paul Drinkwater / Getty Images)

At the youngsters first red carpet appearance, Jojo Rabbit star Roman Griffin Davis chose to complete his formal attire with a button-sized pin that read, “Choose Love.” As Davis explains in his latest Instagram post, “Taika’s film Jojo Rabbit is about love conquering hate and about children who suffer during times of war. I believe in choosing love. Help Refugees is a UK based charity who help and support refugees in Europe. I believe in supporting refugees.” In similar fashion, the Golden Globe recipient for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, also chose to put her award show attire to better use. It was recently revealed that Waller-Bridge will be auctioning off her Golden Globes Ralph & Russo suit to raise money for Australian wildfire relief.

As Russell Crowe’s moving Golden Globe speech states, “Make no mistake. The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is.” In reference to the inspiring climate-change speeches made at this years award ceremony, a select-few attendees chose to address it on the red carpet. Celebrity power-couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara collectively made statements regarding sustainable fashion: Phoenix wore a tuxedo by Stella McCartney, which he plans to re-wear throughout awards season to reduce waste, while Mara chose to don a gown by Givenchy, where artistic director Clare Waight Keller is committed to sustainable fibers and creating clothes with longevity. Pretty Little Liars alumna Troian Bellisario also took part in the sustainable fashion movement by re-wearing part of her wedding dress to the award show.

Rooney Mara wears Givenchy (photo by Jon Kopaloff via Getty Images)

Fashion is a powerful tool to create awareness & enact change amidst a very real climate crisis & other serious issues impacting today’s society. We applaud the attendees we are not only using their voices, but their fashion choices to enact change; using their highly respected influence to pave the way for a better tomorrow.