Natalie Portman Wore A Dress Printed With The Names Of Snubbed Female Directors To The Oscars

Fashionable *and* important: truly we stan.

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For years now, Natalie Portman has used her appearance at awards ceremonies to spotlight the pressing need for Hollywood to become more inclusive and accepting.

Most memorably, of course, was the way she called out sexism at the 2018 Golden Globes, introducing the all-male nominees for Best Director as exactly that — all male.

Now, this year at the 2020 Academy Awards, Natalie Portman has once again highlighted the need for true equality, this time via a stunning piece of fashion.

Portman rocked up to the red carpet wearing an extraordinary Dior outfit, printed with golden lettering spelling out the names of the female directors who were snubbed the Academy.

If you zoom in really close, you can pick out some of the names.

There’s Lulu Wang, the director of the heartbreaking and personal The Farewell. There’s Greta Gerwig, who scored a second directorial triumph with her humane adaptation of Little Women. There’s Celine Sciamma, the mastermind behind A Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a beloved French drama that wasn’t even put forward for the Best International Film Oscar, pushed aside to make way for the maudlin cop story Les Miserables. And there’s Alma Har’el who helmed Honey Boy, Shia LaBeouf’s retelling of his own childhood trauma.

Oh, and needless to say, Portman’s dress didn’t only make a salient political point — it was also stunningly beautiful.

Truly, we stan.