20 Celebrities Using Fashion to Take on Washington

The pin is mightier than the sword.

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Now is just the spring of our discontent, as Americans across the country vocalize their frustration with the new administration. Here, 20 of our famous citizens bringing their clothes into the protest—along with their voices.

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Miley Cyrus

Underscored with more peace signs, hand and emoji

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A$AP Rocky

As did A$AP Rocky—important.

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Rihanna

Equally important.

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<p>Wood made a point of telling Ryan Seacrest <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a24627/evan-rachel-wood-golden-globes/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">the reasoning behind her decision to wear suits</a> (instead of gowns) on the red carpet this year: "I'm not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren't a requirement. And that, you know, you don't have to wear one if you don't want to and to just be yourself because your worth is more than that."&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Evan Rachel Wood

Wood made a point of telling Ryan Seacrest the reasoning behind her decision to wear suits (instead of gowns) on the red carpet this year: "I'm not trying to protest dresses, but I wanted to make sure that young girls and women knew that they aren't a requirement. And that, you know, you don't have to wear one if you don't want to and to just be yourself because your worth is more than that." 

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<p>She's kept that message going at the Critics' Choice Awards...</p>
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Evan Rachel Wood

She's kept that message going at the Critics' Choice Awards...

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<p>And even on the party circuit.&nbsp;</p>
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Evan Rachel Wood

And even on the party circuit. 

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<p>First at a pre-BAFTAs event, then on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Mozart the Jungle </em>actress helped set <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/fashion/news/a24652/golden-globes-fashion-analysis/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">the optimistic-yet-resistant tone for this year's awards-season fashion</a>.&nbsp;</p>
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Lola Kirke

First at a pre-BAFTAs event, then on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the Mozart in the Jungle actress helped set the optimistic-yet-resistant tone for this year's awards-season fashion

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<p>Back to the Women's March in L.A., where Grey made a <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Dirty Dancing</em> reference for the times.</p>
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Jennifer Grey

Back to the Women's March in L.A., where Grey made a Dirty Dancing reference for the times.

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<p>In Washington, Monáe<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space">'s shirt coincided with the <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/hidden-figures-is-already-boosting-girls-into-stem.html" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">actual, tangible difference</a>&nbsp;(girls in STEM!) her film <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Hidden Figures</em> is helping to make.</span></p>
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Janelle Monáe

In Washington, Monáe's shirt coincided with the actual, tangible difference (girls in STEM!) her film Hidden Figures is helping to make.

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<p>More pink, yes, but behind that, one acceptance <a href="http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a24634/tracee-ellis-ross-golden-globe-speech-2017/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">speech celebrating women of color</a> and another <a href="http://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/news/a42518/yara-shahidi-trump-muslim-ban-repsonse-sag-awards/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">showing solidarity with immigrants</a>.&nbsp;</p>
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Tracee Ellis Ross and Yara Shahidi

More pink, yes, but behind that, one acceptance speech celebrating women of color and another showing solidarity with immigrants

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<p>At a Harper's Bazaar party this weekend, Shawkat explained why she opted for a suit. "The idea that's very fashionable now is androgyny. I think that's also political," she <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/alia-shawkats-fashionable-red-carpet-rebellion.html" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">said to the <em data-redactor-tag="em" data-verified="redactor">Cut</em></a>.&nbsp;<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span>"It's like, we can't be affected by the ideals of some people who are in these higher-up positions and how they view sexuality and the roles of women and the roles of men."<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
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Alia Shawkat

At a Harper's Bazaar party this weekend, Shawkat explained why she opted for a suit. "The idea that's very fashionable now is androgyny. I think that's also political," she said to the Cut"It's like, we can't be affected by the ideals of some people who are in these higher-up positions and how they view sexuality and the roles of women and the roles of men."

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<p>After Brexit and the election, safety pins <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/alia-shawkats-fashionable-red-carpet-rebellion.html" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">were adopted as a symbol</a> of support for victims of intolerance. At Sunday evening's SAG Awards, Washington brought the message of inclusivity onto the red carpet.</p>
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Kerry Washington

After Brexit and the election, safety pins were adopted as a symbol of support for victims of intolerance. At Sunday evening's SAG Awards, Washington brought the message of inclusivity onto the red carpet.

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Miley Cyrus

Planned Parenthood pin #2.

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Rihanna

*And* she marched and chanted (and dabbed) with the crowds in this "protest looQ."

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Nicole Richie

One shirt, one message.

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Zendaya

You wouldn't expect anything less from one of our most outspoken young stars, would you? 

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Mandy Moore and Jane Fonda

Pink pussy hat, check. Iconic Jane Fonda, check.

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Madonna
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Gina Rodriguez

A historical reference for a historical day.

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