How Cara Delevingne and Other Celebs Are Using Red Carpet Fashion to Make Political Statements

These days, stars let their accessories do the talking. Whether it’s supporting Planned Parenthood, GLAAD, or the ACLU, politically-savvy celebrities are turning the spotlight on themselves on the red carpet onto causes near and dear to them with hats, purses, pins, and more.

“As a person with a platform, no matter what size it is, it’s important to share your views,” Lola Kirke told Yahoo Style at the Golden Globes, sporting a pin slamming Paul Ryan.

Naomi Watts’s stylist Jeanann Williams says it’s stylish and smart to use your attire to push a cause or group that matters to you. “We’re in some pretty scary times right now and change is needed, so everyone should raise their voice and be heard whichever way they can get the word out. So I say wear that ribbon — it couldn’t be any more in fashion.”

Click through above for some of the most powerful statements from Cara Delevingne, Emma Stone, Lena Dunham, and more.

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Cara Delevingne

At the Cannes Film Festival in France, Cara Delevingne, who recently shaved her head for a role in a movie, wore a red beret with the word “Anarchy” stitched on it. She paired it with a black off-the-shoulder dress, aviator sunglasses, and matched her bright red lips to her hat. (Photo: Splash)

Emma Stone

Best actress winner Emma Stone gave her Planned Parenthood accessory the spotlight, pinning it at the top of her dress. (Photo: Getty Images)


Gisele made her own eco-statement by taking part in Livia Firth’s Green Carpet Challenge, in this Stella McCartney bespoke gown she wore to the Met Ball. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke showed her disdain for Paul Ryan with a pin that perfectly matched her Andrew Gn dress at the Globes. (Photo: Getty Images)

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham subtly supported Planned Parenthood at the Met Ball. (Photo: Getty Images)

Millie Bobby Brown

Millie Bobby Brown supported the ACLU and GLAAD when she donned Calvin Klein to the MTV Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

Emma Watson

Emma Watson was loud and proud with her support of GLAAD with an ampersand pin, that she donned with her Kitx dress to the MTV Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dakota Johnson

Take a close look at Dakota Johnson’s clutch – and spot the Planned Parenthood pin. (Photo: Getty Images)