This Year’s Emmy Nominees Are Using Fashion to Get Out the Vote

Did you like what Tracee Ellis Ross was wearing? Now you can bid on it

For weeks now we’ve been hearing how many ways the 72nd mid-pandemic virtual Emmys will be unique—and here’s another one. Despite the absence of a red carpet to strut down, many of the nominees are still going glam, even if it’s in pajamas like Jameela Jamil did. The virtual Emmy’s are sure to give way to the new pandemic glam we might call “comfy couture.”

But with the election coming up in just 44 days (November 3—don’t forget!), the philanthropic/activist group Red Carpet Advocacy, aka RAD, founded a year ago by career fashionistas Arianne Phillips and fashion pro Carineh Martin, has teamed up with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s election year charity, When We All Vote. In partnership with some of Hollywood’s top celebrity stylists: Elizabeth Stewart (clients Cate Blanchett, Viola Davis, Julia Roberts), Karla Welch (clients Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Paulson, Elisabeth Moss), Law Roach (clients Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Anne Hathaway), Cristina Ehrlich (clients) Margot Robbie, Tina Fey, Amy Adams), and Jill & Jordan (Jennifer Lawrence, Margaret Qualley, Rachel Brosnahan), the looks of a number of Emmy nominees will be donated to a major RAD Emmy couture auction.

So when you feast your eyes on nominees Kerry Washington, Mahershala Ali, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Brosnahan, Uzo Aduba, Nicholas Braun, Issa Rae, or Samira Wiley while watching the Emmys, know that the fabulous clothes on their backs, donated by a number top designers, will be actually be helping to get out the vote.

And if you’re interested in any of the looks, the RAD Auction from the Emmys will be open for bidding from September 23 to October 2, and all the money raised goes to When We All Vote.

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