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February 23, 2015

Red carpet 'fashion statements' reflect real causes

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#HeForShe cufflinks were seen on the Oscars red carpet in a show of support for the United Nation's HeForShe campaign for gender equality, among other fashion statements.

From gender equality-promoting cufflinks to sustainable suits and eye-catching bling bringing attention to lung cancer, several celebrities proved that fashion can truly make a powerful statement during the 2015 Oscars and red carpet event on Sunday.

A record-setting total of 43 million viewers tuned in to Academy Awards, the most in 10 years, according to The Washington Post.

Actors Steve Carell and Jake McDorman wore special #HeForShe cufflinks in a show of support for the United Nation's HeForShe campaign for gender equality and were later given social media props for it by actress Emma Watson, a well-known proponent of the cause who delivered a captivating speech before the U.N. back in September.

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The simple two-arrow design sums up the founding principle of HeForShe: That men are just as much a part of the fight for gender equality as women, according to

According to InStyle Magazine, McDorman, who co-starred in "American Sniper," also wore a sustainable suit on Sunday to represent Red Carpet Green Dress, an eco-fashion campaign that benefits the educational nonprofit MUSE School CA. 

Laura Dern, who recently portrayed Cheryl Strayed's mother, Bobbi Lambrecht, in the movie adaptation of Strayed's 2012 memoir "Wild," also made a red carpet statement Sunday. Lambrecht died of lung cancer only seven weeks after she was diagnosed. Dern wore a turquoise ring in honor of LUNG FORCE's signature color and, later, a turquoise dress at the exclusive Vanity Fair After-Party, according to the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE awareness initiative.