Since a certain presidential election, we've noticed a small but meaningful uptick in political statements through fashion — whether in street style, on runways or on the red carpet. One consistent example has been blue ribbons worn in support of the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization dedicated to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. But they've never been as ubiquitous on a single red carpet as they were at Sunday night's Emmy Awards.
Riz Ahmed, Elisabeth Moss, Kathryn Hahn and Judith Light are just a few of the stars sporting the ribbon; some pinned them onto their lapels while others got a little more creative: Moss put hers on her blush-colored clutch. They were all supporting the same thing, however: The ribbons are part of the ACLU's #StandWithACLU initiative launched in February to give creative artists an opportunity to express their support for the organization. Sunday night's ribbon-wearers are specifically spreading support for the Dream Act to protect DACA recipients. A rep for ACLU provided the following statement:
The ACLU fights for Dreamers and DACA, just as we defend the rights of ALL immigrants and for all people regardless of race, sexual or gender orientation or religion. The ACLU seeks to compel Congress to pass the Dream Act to and we care enough to use our voices to protect them.
We're still reviewing all the red carpet looks and deciding on our best-dressed lists, but there's already a clear winner for best accessories trend. See all the blue ribbon-wearing stars in the gallery below:
Note: This article was updated to include a statement from the ACLU.