Naomi is the digital editorial assistant of Vogue.co.uk
Monday 27 February 2017
Whether a poppy for Armistice Day or a looped red ribbon for World Aids Day, celebrities have long used their moments in the spotlight to champion causes close to their heart. 2017 has begun on a particularly political not, so it was no surprise that many winners and attendees at last night's ceremony donned a symbol of support. Here's who wore what and what each meant:
Discretely placed on her golden Givenchy gown, Oscar winner Emma Stone brandished a pin badge in support of Planned Parenthood. The non-profit organisation provides reproductive health support in the US and across the globe. Discover more here.
Ruth Negga used the backdrop of her Valentino gown to accentuate her cornflower blue ribbon which she wore in support of the The American Civil Liberties Union. For over 100 years, ACLU has "worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the constitution and laws of the United States". It felt particularly apt for Ruth to sport one as the organisation played a role in the real-life story of her film about a interracial relationship in 1967, Loving. Discover more here.
Joining Emma Stone, Dakota wore a Planned Parenthood pin on her golden clutch. The organisation has currently faced financial issues following President Trump signing an executive order to defund groups that facilitate abortions.
Slipping out of her Givenchy dress, Emma paid tribute to another cause by donning the ACLU blue ribbon to attend the Vanity Fair After Party.
Proving that the blue ribbon was the symbol of choice at the 2017 ceremony, Karlie Kloss also stepped out in support for the ACLU. The ribbons have been created specifically to support the “Stand With ACLU.” initiative. Recently, the non-profit has seen a surge in donations since Trump issued travel bans from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States.