Nicole Kidman commemorated for statement sleeves. Michelle Dockery showcased the new stripes. And a play the host of celebrities used the red carpet as a platform for protest

From left: Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab, Yara Shahidi in Naeem Khan and Nicole Kidman in Gucci.

From formerly larboard: Michelle Dockery in Elie Saab, Yara Shahidi in Naeem Khan and Nicole Kidman in Gucci.
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The SAG awards red carpet provided looks aplenty, as well as some frocks honourable asking for a meme. Here are the five most notable.

Michelle Dockery in classes

Michelle Dockery at the Screen Actors Guild awards

Michelle Dockery at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Photograph: AFP/Rex

Michelle Dockery’s Elie Saab attire was one of the night’s loveliest, like a straightened-out rainbow, with the affect palette created by Matisse. Yara Shahidi, star of Blackish, glued in the stripe party too. She wore a Naeem Khan striped tucker with a kind of stylish stripe identity crisis – chevron on top, plane on the skirt.

Nicole Kidman in statement sleeves

Nicole Kidman at the Screen Actors Guild awards

Nicole Kidman at the Sort out Actors Guild awards. Photograph: EPA/Rex

Sleeves are kind of a big traffic in fashion at the moment, from the catwalk to the high street. At the Falls Nicole Kidman and her Gucci parrots took statement sleeves to an drastic, and can be filed in the meme-able section of the internet. Following on from FKA Catch ons’ parrot dress in 2015, a Pirates of the Caribbean parody is only a problem of time.

Evan Rachel Wood in trousers

Evan Rachel Wood at the Screen Actors Guild awards

Evan Rachel Wood at the Movies Actors Guild awards. Photograph: Getty Images/Rex

Evan Rachel Wood exhibited a trouser suit to the Golden Globes earlier this month because, she turned, she wanted “to make sure young girls and women be informed [dresses] aren’t a requirement. You don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to.” The items that she also looked very chic no doubt helped her give rise to. Wood continued her campaign at the SAGs, wearing an Altuzarra down velvet trouser suit. Naomie Harris joined her in the trouser set, wearing a striped Lanvin jumpsuit. So there we have it, innumerable than 60 years after Yves Saint Laurent from the word go put trousers on the catwalk, the red carpet might finally be catching up.

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne with surrenders

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne at the Screen Actors Guild awards

Simon Helberg and Jocelyn Towne at the Screen Actors Guild grants. Photograph: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

The SAGs came the day after Trump’s official order on immigration. Hollywood – full of liberals, of course – acclimated to the red carpet to protest. The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg and his trouble Jocelyn Towne went route one. Helberg held up a “displaced people welcome” sign while Towne had “let them in” written across her box. Others protested in the form of their designer choice – both Gwendoline Christie and Viola Davis wore seasoned rabble-rouser Vivienne Westwood. “Vivienne is someone who has an activist mindset, which is something I regard highly at this moment,” commented Christie. The fact that Theresa May also wore Westwood to corroborate Brexit only muddies the waters slightly.

Michelle Williams in metallics

Michelle Williams at the Screen Actors Guild awards

Michelle Williams at the Television Actors Guild awards. Photograph: Salangsang/BFA/Rex/Shutterstock

Some actors on the red carpet took suggestion from Rihanna, circa 2012 – shining bright liking a diamond. Metallic dresses did the trick. Michelle Williams, in floor-length Louis Vuitton, earmarks ofed a very beautiful, very expensive piece of plasticky metallic wrapping essay. Other shiny moments included Bryce Dallas Howard, who was Jessica Rabbit pays Mrs Claus. Her red sequin dress came from online retailer Accouter the Population and cost a mere $309 (£247), proving that some drifts (especially a razzle-dazzle one like metallics) work both on the catwalk and the high-street reasons of the fashion world.