Considering the political backlash against President Trump’s immigration ban and the current call to action for women’s rights, it came as no surprise to see many stars wearing white on the red carpet tonight at the 2017 SAG Awards. The color, of course, has long been associated with the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, dating back to 1908 when the Women’s Social and Political Union in Britain chose it as one of its signature colors. Fans of Hillary Clinton has also adopted the shade as the unofficial symbol of support for the presidential candidate, ever since she wore a white Ralph Lauren pantsuit at the Democratic National Convention last year. Whether or not these stars intended to make a political statement remains to be seen, but one thing is for certain, the pristine shade certainly stood out among a sea of embellished frocks and predictable LBDs.
Jackie actress Natalie Portman floated down the red carpet in a white, floor-length gown from Dior’s spring 2017 couture collection. Never the one to shy away from experimenting with maternity fashion, the star looked understated and elegant just like fashion icon Jackie Kennedy. In an interview with Variety, Portman said she finds the current political climate, “very, very disturbing,” and added, “[it’s] heartening to see the response of Americans who are reaching out in love for one another and in goodness, saying this is not the way we want to be.”
Kirsten Dunst also wore the French label tonight, opting for a plumetis gown in the evening’s popular shade. Actress Meryl Streep, who made headlines with her empowering speech at the 2017 Golden Globes, wore a white frock from Valentino. The bird pattern on the dress and the matching rockstud clutch added a touch of edge to the effervescent look.
Kerry Washington, too, followed suit in an white off-the-shoulder Roberto Cavalli gown. But it was her accessory that grabbed the attention of many on the red carpet tonight. In response to Trump’s executive ban on refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, the star wore a safety pin—the political fashion statement that symbolizes the show of solidarity against hate speech and violence—on her left shoulder.
Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks turned heads when she arrived wearing a white pantsuit made by possibly one of the buzziest designers of the moment, Christian Siriano. Red carpet chameleon Viola Davis stunned in a sleek gown by Vivienne Westwood, topping our list for the best-dressed of the night.
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