A Guide To All The Protest Pins People Are Wearing At The 2017 Oscars
When costume designer Colleen Atwood accepted the second trophy of the night for her work on Fantastic Beasts, a bright turquoise pin in the shape of an ampersand was visible on her dress. Unlike many Oscar baubles, Atwood's bling didn't come with its own security guard; instead, it broadcasted her commitment to safeguarding the rights of marginalized communities.
The ampersand "Together" pin was created by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) as a way for wearers "to declare that you stand with all communities subject to discrimination - including women, Muslims, immigrants, and LGBTQ people," and it's one of a number of political pins showing up on the red carpet and inside the Dolby Theatre.
You've also probably spotted blue ribbons pinned to the dresses and lapels of many a boldfaced name at this year's ceremony. Zoom in and see that those ribbons are emblazoned with the letters ACLU—the pins are part of the organization's Stand With ACLU initiative, and they are supposed to serve as "a symbol of solidarity with the ACLU and acknowledge[ment] the commitment of those on the front lines," according to Deadline. Loving star Ruth Negga is sporting one on her gorgeous red gown, and Casey Affleck, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karlie Kloss (yes, girlfriend of Jared Kushner's brother) are all wearing them too. In fact, the New York Times has even dubbed them "the accessory of the night."
Here's Lin-Manuel Miranda and his mom (!) with their ACLU ribbons:
And the little gold PP pin on Emma Stone's dress? That one's in support of Planned Parenthood, and you may have also noticed it on Dakota Johnson's clutch.
Here's the full gotta catch 'em all edition, from actress Brie Larson: