The Grammys are no longer only about music. This year, there was a heavy dose of activism on the carpet, too. While actors and celebs wore black gowns and pins at the 2018 Golden Globes to show their support for the rapidly-growing Time's Up movement, which aims to eliminate sexual harassment and to promote equality for women across industries, the movement is far from over. Artists and musicians wore white roses to display their Time's Up support at the 2018 Grammys, and to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and harassment.
A group of female music industry executives got together ahead of the ceremony to ensure that Music's Biggest Night kept the Time's Up movement momentum going. It's abundantly clear that the entire entertainment industry is going the extra mile to show support for survivors of sexual assault and harassment. The women created the organization Voices In Entertainment, and selected a beautiful white rose for all allies to wear to the Grammys because of its practicality, according to Billboard. It's a super unique and unexpected accessory that goes with everything.
The color white has serious significance. The Suffragettes often wore the color while fighting for the right to vote, while Hillary Clinton favored the shade during her historic presidential campaign due to the historical significance. The color was also chosen to symbolize peace, hope, and resistance.
For years, celebs' necks, wrists, and fingers have been dripping with diamonds and other bling. This was socially and culturally impactful change of pace.
Here is a rundown of all the celebs who wore white roses with their red carpet ensembles at the 2018 Grammys ceremony. Some wore the flower affixed to their outfit. Others carried the rose, while several fashioned it into an accessory in fresh ways.
Mother Monster's white rose was perched on the shoulder of her epic black gown, which boasted a lace top, a statement train, and one heck of a slit.
The first American Idol carried her white rose and revealed during her red carpet interview that she did some research on the meaning of the color. She learned that it has many connotations, from peace to hope to resistance. That's exactly why it was the right choice to represent the movement.
The "Havana" singer rocked her rose as though it were a ring.
The E! host carried her rose, as well. It popped against her all-black ensemble.
The host and funnyman added the rose to the lapel of his blue tux. It was utterly classic.
Lana Del Rey
The gloriously gorgeous LDR wore her white rose as a bracelet. It had a "prom corsage" vibe and paired beautifully with her flowing, eggshell gown.
The crooner's green suit got a boost from his rose.
The youngest Jo Bro and successful solo superstar wore a tweed overcoat with his giant white rose.
The "Bodak Yellow" singer floated on the red carpet with her fluffy yet geometric gown. She looked like an angel. She carried her white rose, so it didn't get lost or blend in with her frock.
The Pitch Perfect actor owned her checked pantsuit. It had two extra doses of sexy — the pale pink heels and the black lace bustier. The white rose on the lapel was a most excellent finishing touch.
The sultry singer showed off her hourglass shape in a blush 'n' beaded La Perla gown. She fastened her rose to her clutch and it was a dainty, delicate touch. During her red carpet interview, she discussed the importance of the white rose for her. She declared that she doesn't want to compete with other women; rather, she wants to uplift them. Yas kween!
The '80s icon wore an artistic pantsuit — literally. Her rose stood out on the lapel.
The ever-visible host showed his support.
The comedian showed up in a black dress with voluminous hair and her rose positioned in her mouth.
The singer and actor wore a black dress with a statement shoulder that also featured her rose.
The always unpredictable Miley Cyrus also carried a long-stemmed flower while wearing all black.
The singer wore a feathered, pink, blue and purple strapless gown. Her white rose stood out amongst all that color.
SZA carried a rose head in her hand while wearing an intricate and beaded gray gown.
The supermodel's white rose was worn like a cuff bracelet. It popped against her all-black, lace ensemble, as well.
Cara wore a black pantsuit, kicks, and her rose.
Nothing goes better with a bright blazer than an understated rose.
What a detail! Kesha's blue, country-inspired pantsuit had white roses embroidered on the lapels. It was a unique detail and a very Kesha take on the symbolism.
Andra Day rocked a massive behive and Old Hollywood glam lips while holding her rose.
The adorable singer and actor displayed double the support — by wearing the Time's Up pin and a white rose pin on her suit jacket.
It was suits and roses for the pop duo.
The rockers were dapper in their tuxes while backing the movement.
The powerhouse songwriter, who has come into her own as a singer, wore a white rose applique on her hand.
The ever-stylish ex-One Direction member owned his millennial pink suit. He chose to add a white rose patch to his lapel, rather than a live flower. It looked amazing.
The country icon's dress was an optical illusion with the hourglass chain front. Her flower added a soft touch.
Little Big Town
The vocal quartet mixed up the presentation of their roses.
The comic's dark ensemble was brightened by his silk rose.
Khalid selected a millennial pink suit, green turtleneck, and backed the initiative.
What a win for the Time's Up movement to receive this much support.
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, call the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or visit online.rainn.org.