Award shows are one of the best and most public venues where celebrities make their political opinions known. And it’s not only via their speeches — what their wearing can speak volumes as well. 

Case in point, director Ava DuVernay showed up at the Oscars on Sunday night dressed in a gorgeous grey long-sleeved ball gown with lace detailing that was created by the Lebanese designer Mohammed Ashi of Ashi Studio.  

As mentioned in DuVernay’s tweet, she chose the dressed as a sign of resistance against President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States. 

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It’s moments and messages like this that inspire us all to keep fighting the good fight.