Grammys 2018: Celebrities Wear White Roses

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Last night at the Grammy Awards, members of the music industry showed their support for the Time’s Up and #MeToo initiatives by wearing white roses on the red carpet. The glamorous industry’s best and brightest arrived in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate last year’s hottest releases, and brought with them (unsurprisingly) a hefty dose of political messaging.

Inspired by the Golden Globes, which saw a sea of black dominate the red carpet earlier this month, a group called the Voices in Entertainment, led by Meg Harkins of Roc Nation and Karen Rait of Interscope Records, organised last night’s efforts, which encouraged nominees and presenters to wear white roses, which are symbolic of the women’s suffrage movement of the late-19th Century.

“As we are inspired by the #timesup campaign, we are encouraging the artists that we work with and our colleagues attending the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City to wear a white rose to the ceremony,” the women wrote in an open letter. “We choose the white rose because historically it stands for hope, peace, sympathy and resistance.”

Time’s Up and #MeToo are campaigns against sexual misconduct and gender inequality, and are currently being spearheaded by women in the entertainment industry following allegations of abuse that have been made against media mogul Harvey Weinstein. Lady Gaga, Kelly Clarkson, Camilia Cabello and Cyndi Lauper were among the celebrities who wore a white rose in a show of support.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance in a pre-recorded comedy sketch that made fun of President Trump. The former presidential candidate read excerpts from Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a book recently published about the real estate tycoon’s first year of presidency. Clinton’s face was covered by the book when she first appeared on screen, but the crowd cheered when it was lowered to reveal her face.

In addition, various designer ensembles caught MOJEH’s style-savvy eye, including SZA’s Atelier Versace outfit, Cardi B’s Ashi Couture number and Rita Ora’s luxurious jet-black and one-shouldered Ralph & Russo Couture gown. For all that and more, click through MOJEH’s gallery to see our edit of the best dressed stars.

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