Meryl Streep is taking the Hollywood dress code seriously — days after the actress wore black to the Golden Globes to support victims of sexual harassment and assault, Streep hit the red carpet in a black tuxedo.
Wearing an Alexander McQueen suit, Alexandre Birman stilettos, sparkly Lorraine Schwartz earrings, and her signature glasses, Streep stood out on the newspaper-adorned carpet to celebrate her new film, The Post, at a London premiere Wednesday.
The 68-year-old also wore a black-and-blue Oscar de la Renta sequin coat on Tuesday at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, where she accepted a Best Actress award from Robert De Niro, who praised her activism.
“Meryl, thank you for speaking out on matters of conscience that affect us all,” De Niro, 74, said. “Thank you for being an actress who plays the most interesting characters with full commitment and without judgment.”
He added, “Meryl doesn’t seem to have any imperfections. And I say that with the most love for you, Meryl. I love you so much.” Streep accepted the award while planting a kiss on De Niro’s lips.
And of course, while wearing black at the Golden Globes, Streep made a powerful speech referencing President Trump without saying his name.
“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart,” Streep said. “Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”
Streep continued, “And this instinct to humiliate when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
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