8 Times Stars Wore Things That Had Deep Meaning

The red carpet is a moment that many people, especially celebrities, look forward to because it's an easy way to get people talking. The outfits that attendees choose can make them famous, turn them into memes, or secure their place in Hollywood fashion history. When the camera flashes, all eyes are on them — and some celebs have taken advantage of that moment to make an important statement.
For example, Harry Styles caught attention at the 2019 Met Gala in a black ruffled outfit with billowy trousers and a fistful of rings and pearl drop earrings. His outfit didn't only go viral for a time but also has been in direct defiance of the gender norms far many people still cling to. What's an amazing costume!
We scoured the Internet and discovered that Styles isn't the only one doing that. So, from Emma Watson to Beyoncé, here are 8 celebrities who use clothes to get messages across. Scroll down to see what their statements are!

#1 Harry Styles wore a dress to challenge gender norms

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Now, Harry Style not only writes chart-topping hits but is also known for his gender-bending style. At the 2019 Met Gala, the former member of One Direction made the transition from stylish singer to fashion icon. Dressed in a black pleated outfit crafted by Gucci's Alessandro Michele, Styles flaunted her nipples and officially declared herself a style icon worth seeing. From the sheer flared trousers and ruffled shirt to rings and the pearl drop earrings, it's the whole aesthetic we'll talk about for years to come.

#2 Emma Watson wore a dress made from recycled plastic bottles

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Do you remember Emma Watson's trouser-gown hybrid at the 2016 Met Gala? There was more than what first met the eye. The actress teamed up with Eco-Age and Calvin Klein to make her outfit completely sustainable for the Green Carpet Challenge. “I am proud to say it is truly sustainable and represents a connection between myself and all the people in the supply chain who played a role in creating it,” Emma captioned her picture on Facebook. “The body of the gown is crafted from 3 different fabrics, all woven from yarns made from recycled plastic bottles,” she added.

#3 Beyoncé has used her clothing to pay homage to her African heritage

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Beyoncé is a strong supporter of the African-American community. She has always been outspoken about being proud of her heritage, and she often pays homage to it through her music, fashion, and appearances.

#4 Billie Eilish wore a shirt that highlights environmental advocacy

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At the 47th American Music Awards, Billie Eilish performed her song “All The Good Girls Go To Hell" while sporting an unequivocal environmental message. She wore an oversized black t-shirt reading “No Music On A Dead Planet” in sparkling red letters.

#5 Meryl Streep also wore a dress made of recycled plastic bottles

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Meryl Streep appeared on the stage of the 84th Oscars and received her golden status in a Lanvin clutch, antique Fred Leighton earrings, and Ferragamo shoes. Her gown is made of eco-certified fabric derived from recycled plastic bottles.

#6 Saoirse Ronan wore a dress made from leftover fabric from another dress

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Saoirse Ronan arrived at the 92nd Academy Awards in a peplum Gucci gown. Though the lilac satin moire dress really stood out, turn your attention to the classic black fabric, as it was repurposed from another of the actress's recent red-carpet dresses. As you might remember, she donned a duchess satin black gown to the BAFTAs which was equal parts classic and chic.

#7 Livia Giuggioli wore a dress made out of recycled plastic bottles

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Livia Giuggioli chose a dress made out of recycled plastic bottles to appear at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Livia decided to step it up. “I realized, now I have to challenge the big designers and the big celebrities,” she explained. “It was a really sexy dress, like a sculpture,” she says. ‘At the after-party, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault were like, ‘What do you mean it’s made out of recycled plastic bottles?!’ she added.

#8 Lorde sewed a feminist poem into the back of her Grammy dress

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Here’s what the poem reads:
“Rejoice! Our times are intolerable.Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best.Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors.The old & corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph.Contradiction will be heightened.The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances.The apocalypse will blossom.”
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