Artists have since a long time ago tried to make a fashion proclamation on the red carpet at award shows, however, they’re progressively utilizing fashion to own a social or political expression.

At the American Music Awards on Sunday night (Nov. 24), Billie Eilish rocked a black t-shirt that bore the message “No Music on a Dead Planet” in red jewels. The statement goes about as the motto for Music Declares Emergency, a group of artists, associations and music experts “concerned at the lack of a cohesive, industry-wide response to the climate emergency.”

At the CMA Awards on Nov. 13, Jennifer Nettles wore a hot-pink train which read: “Play Our F—-n Records Please & Thank You.” The top of Nettles’ train read “EQUAL PLAY,” a remark on the gender imbalance at nation radio, which is terrible to such an extent that it makes news when a lady tops the Country Airplay charts.

At the Latin Grammys on Nov. 1, Mon Laferte was considerably bolder. Wearing a long black coat, black dress pants, and a green bandana around her neck, the Chilean singer presented her bosoms to picture takers. “In Chile, they torture, rape, and kill,” read the message over her chest area.

Artists are planning to utilize the minute or so they spend chatting with correspondents on the red carpet to put a focus on an issue they care about as opposed to simply plug their designer. Furthermore, a few artists, almost certainly, understand that an attention-getting will get them additional press consideration. Nettles put a focus on a significant issue, however, she additionally put a focus on herself.

There were various such fashion political explanations at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in January 2018. Katy Perry wore a “PERSIST” armband and a white pantsuit that was said to be inspired by Hillary Clinton. Johnny Stevens, front-man for Highly Suspect, wore an “IMPEACH” jacket, an attack on President Trump. Student Q wore a pink “GIRL POWER” hoodie in support of the Women’s March. Joy Villa wore a dress that highlighted a painting of a fetus and conveyed a handbag that read: “Choose Life.”

Villa had a greater effect the prior year when she wore a dress that read “Make America Great Again,” a nod to President Trump’s 2016 campaign trademark.

Some of the time it’s not clear what an artist’s message is. Lady Gaga’s infamous “meat dress,” which she wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2010, could be translated as putting a focus on meat consumption – or, maybe, as mocking veganism.

Showing up on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, Gaga stated, “…It has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as many rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

She clarified further that she was likewise utilizing the dress to feature her restriction to the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

As the 2019-2020 awards season proceeds, along these same lines, rather than asking, “Who are you wearing?” red carpet correspondents will be asking, “What’s the story with your cause?”

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