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The Humble Black Ribbon Takes Over the Golden Globes Red Carpet

Literal packaging as an accessory.

Sienna Miller closeup on back of her head Photo: Getty Images

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Mock it though we did when Glossier peddled it as part of its $50 Black Tie Set, the black ribbon has officially ascended to true trend status: No less than four were spotted on the 2017 Golden Globes red carpet.

The humble black ribbon has been elevated to Michelle Williams’ neck as an accent to her lace Louis Vuitton dress.

Michelle Williams closeup at the Golden Globes Photo: Getty Images

A thicker version appeared around Keri Russell’s neck, trailing elegantly behind her.

Keri Russell on the Golden Globes red carpet Photo: Getty Images
Keri Russell on the Golden Globes red carpet Photo: Getty Images

Sienna Miller, in her signature Brit-without-a-care style, tied one around her messy ponytail (quite the contrast to Jessica Chastain’s intricate braid-bun).

Back of Sienna Miller, talking to Jessica Chastin on the red carpet Photo: Getty Images
Sienna Miller closeup at the Golden Globes Photo: Getty Images

And Riley Keough also had one tied around her bun.

Riley Keough on the Golden Globes red carpet Photo: Getty Images

So does that mean that black ribbons are officially a non-joking, very real accessory we should run out and buy? Perhaps — as Claire Carusillo previously pointed out, “we are accepting that items which are virtually free are valuable when a cool person arbitrarily affixes status to them.”

So if you take a deep sigh, shrug, and decide to tie one on yourself, we highly recommend avoiding any “elevated” versions and instead copping a roll of Double-Faced Satin Ribbon for a mere $2.99.

Dressing like a celebrity has definitely never been easier.


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