Reese Witherspoon Is Responsible For the Time's Up Pin Everyone Will Be Wearing at the Golden Globes

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J. Ryan Ulsh Studio

Celebrities stepping out on the red carpet for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday will certainly be making a statement.

In addition to wearing black in protest of sexual harassment and misconduct in Hollywood, many actors and actresses will be donning a "Time's Up" pin, representing the sexual harassment prevention initiative that was announced earlier this week. Reese Witherspoon, Kerry Washington, Emma Stone and Eva Longoria are just a few of the powerful women who have joined forces to back up the movement.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the initiative will be in full force on Sunday thanks to Witherspoon. She tapped Nocturnal Animals costume designer and stylist Arianne Phillips -- who has worked with everyone from Madonna to Lenny Kravitz to No Doubt -- to design the official "Time's Up" pin. The two had a private meeting at the Creative Arts Agency last month, where they worked out all the details.

"Reese asked me to come to the actors' group, and told me they were going to be wearing black and would I consider creating a pin for the nominees and male presenters," Phillips told THR. "We were up against the holidays, but I said I could do it, and the first person I called was my partner-in-crime, [Los Angeles jewelry designer] Michael Schmidt."

Over the course of two weeks, Phillips and Schmidt worked with a few other creative geniuses to create the "Time's Up" logo. The pin was designed shortly after, and 500 were manufactured in the U.S.

"I met so many great women, and it was such an honor to be called to action," Phillips, who is now calling on the public and the fashion industry to donate to the fund, explained. "I can't think of anything more appropriate than fashion brands who have built careers on the red carpet donating to the Time's Up legal fund, because as we've learned in the last year, there's nothing more powerful than how we spend our money. I will take notice of these brands and want to do business with them."

"Even though our initial goal is $15 million, this is going to be a nationwide legal defense fund to help everyone from domestic workers to farm workers to students," she added.

And it's working. As of Friday morning, the campaign was about $100,000 short of that initial $15 million goal.

Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Golden Globes will broadcast live from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Watch the video below to hear everything we know about the awards show so far!

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