With a year of the Oscars behind them, the red carpets of Los Angeles are back to their usual routine of red carpet showgirls, fashionistas and the Hollywood elite.
But what’s going on this time?
Why are so many stars and actresses wearing their jewellery on the black carpet?
“The red carpet is a special moment for me.
It’s the moment where I have to put on the best clothes that I can.
It doesn’t matter if it’s white or black,” actress Lauren B said at the red-carpet premiere of her upcoming movie, “The Red Pill.””
The most important thing to me is I can put on something that I’m proud of,” actress Olivia Wilde said.”
I feel really good,” actress Gwyneth Paltrow said.
The red-tinted glasses worn by the actresses and stars are often called the red coat and red scarf.
They were first worn by actresses like Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Jessica Parker and Natalie Portman and have since become a symbol of the American dream and the freedom to live your dreams.
In the past, the actress and comedian Lena Dunham wore the red scarf to the Oscars.
But this year, her red coat has made her an unlikely spokesperson for equality, a cause she’s now using as a symbol to raise awareness.
“My red scarf is a symbol for equality,” she said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s a symbol that says ‘this is what it means to be an American.'”
Dunham’s red scarf also inspired the movie “I Am Not Your Negro.”
But the red coats have become a hot topic of discussion since last year’s Oscars, when actress Meryl Streep wore a red coat to the red ball and later tweeted a photo of herself wearing one to the Academy Awards.
In the weeks leading up to the annual awards, celebs have been taking to social media to share their opinions on the new trend.””
I am not ashamed to wear a scarf that I love.”
In the weeks leading up to the annual awards, celebs have been taking to social media to share their opinions on the new trend.
“This is so incredibly stupid.
This is ridiculous,” star Julia Roberts said in the video for “I Can’t Stop” from her album “We Are Your Friends.””
We are all Americans,” actress Kristen Bell said.
“You don’t have to be a fashion icon to have a great career and have fun, and you don’t need a red scarf or a red shirt to be successful.”
The red coat trend has sparked a wide range of opinions online, with some people even suggesting it’s a sign of a new black-and-white reality.
“People are talking about red coats and they’re going, ‘This is just another trend,'” actor James Marsden said.
Marsden was referring to the recent protests over police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cities across the country.
The stars and their fans, though, have been quick to note the red jackets aren’t necessarily a bad thing.
“A red coat is a great symbol of empowerment, empowerment for people that are oppressed, empowerment to be yourself, empowerment of women,” actor John Goodman said.
Some have also questioned the appropriateness of wearing a red jacket.
“Some people don’t like the fact that I wear a red cape and I’m white and they say, ‘Oh you’re an idiot, you shouldn’t wear a cape,'” actor John Malkovich said.
Malkovich’s red cape was recently featured in a promotional campaign for “Red Pill,” a film that explores the psychological and physical toll that sexual assault and rape can have on a woman.
“Red coats are beautiful, but when you get into the idea that they are a sign that you are a feminist or you’re a human being that is not a bad idea,” actor and activist Lena Dunham said in response to the criticism.
And for those who don’t want to wear red, there are some options.
There are some who wear red on the street, and there are others who wear them in front of movie theaters.
But most of the celebs who have taken to social networks to discuss the reds have opted for a more formal style.
“If you want to have an idea that you’re part of a group of people, that you can’t really separate yourself, that it’s not just white people, I think that’s the thing,” actor Jennifer Lawrence said on “Saturday Night Live” in January.