Stars vamping on the arrivals carpet before the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday talked about politics and turned it into fashion statements.
Jenifer Lewis of “Black-ish” wore a sweatshirt adorned with a metal-studded Nike “swoosh,”pushing back against criticism of the brand for featuring former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick in its new ad campaign.
“I want to speak to the millennials today to let them know they are not alone when they speak out,” said the 61-year-old Lewis.
RuPaul, who earned an early Emmy as host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” wore a double-breasted suit by Calvin Klein that was adorned with a few black Statues of Liberty.
“Every time I bat my false eyelashes I’m making a political statement,” RuPaul joked.
Actress Q’orianka Kilcher of “The Alienist” accessorized her red dress with a pin that reads “I am a voter.”