The Irish actress wore a custom-made dress by Gucci, that had a deeper meaning according to her stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman.
While we deep-dive into the presence of Time's Up, #MeToo and female representation at this year's 76th Golden Globes Awards, and revel in Regina King's impassioned speech, there were some more nuanced statements on the red carpet also.
We have already declared our love for Saoirse Ronan's dazzling, beaded gown, custom-made by Gucci, paired with diamond earrings and rings by Chopard. Ronan is no stranger to picking a statement piece when dressing for the red carpet, but the dress is a slight gear-change to the diaphanously beautiful pieces she's been donning on the promo trail for latest movie Mary Queen of Scots with co-star Margot Robbie.
The look was selected for a number of reasons, says Ronan's stylist, Elizabeth Saltzman, who worked with Gucci to create the gown.
The London based stylist – who also works with A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Uma Thurman – divulged the nuance behind Ronan's choice of outfit to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Last year was such a tumultuous year for so many things,” explains Saltzman, citing everything from political tumult to climate change. “There was a lot of negativity, and I kept trying to find the positive.”
And while styling is a business that’s “the frivolous side of the world,” says Salzman, “it has to go on.”
Salzman’s solution? “I just said, ‘I’d like a silver lining,’” says Salzman, who approached Gucci with the idea of creating Ronan’s gown in the metallic hue. “It’s so embarrassing, but I feel like I really want to be able to say something.”