On Sunday, when our favorite celebrities walked the 69th annual Emmys red carpet, it wasn’t just about the fashion. Yes, we fawned over Milly Bobby Brown’s Calvin Klein by Appointment poofy princess dress (and those shoes!) and Tracee Ellis Ross wearing all the feathers as they served up major looks, but it was another accessory that kept catching our eye: blue ribbons in support of the ACLU.
Similar to the CFDA initiative that brought blue ribbons to New York Fashion Week, the ACLU, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, is bringing its mission to defend and protect individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and law of the U.S. to the forefront of the Emmys.
Celebrities like Riz Ahmed, Padma Lakshmi, Kumail Nanjiani, and Judith Light showed the organization love, wearing a blue ribbon to Sunday’s award show. And when Ann Dowd accepted the award for supporting actress in a drama for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale, her blue ribbon was prominently in frame, proving to be the most important accessory of the night.
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