By  on January 19, 2018

As the Hollywood awards season carries on — next up, the SAG Awards on Sunday — WWD asked designers for their thoughts on the black dress movement: Specifically, reaction to the Time’s Up statement made at the Golden Globes, how wearing black should proceed and be perceived throughout the season and if fashion brands, as suppliers (usually gratis) of the fashion statement are getting their due.

Donatella Versace: “I do not think this moment will pass so easily. And I am not referring only to what is happen today, but to what, during the years, during the centuries, women had to endure in order to survive in this society and to find their right space in society. It’s useless to deny that men and women are not treated equally and I can finally see both men — some smart and illuminated ones — and women supporting the fight for equality. I think and I hope that people are choosing to wear black because they believe in this issue that caused so much pain to so many women.

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