For the awards show on Sunday, the 37-year-old actress opted for a red, off-the-shoulder Oscar de la Renta midi dress. She topped off her look with a pair of matching lace-up heels and loose waves.
Jamie Chung Stuns in Red Oscar de la Renta Gown at SAG Awards (But Her Purse Steals the Show)
And while we’re loving the bold ensemble, it was her accessory that really caught everyone’s attention—a custom Edie Parker clutch that read, “STOP ASIAN HATE.”
“In some Asian cultures, the color red symbolizes joy, luck and happiness," the Lovecraft Country actress explained in a post on Instagram. “In Korean culture, it symbolizes creation, passion and power. I’m so proud of my history and heritage. And so very grateful to be a part of LOVECRAFT! THANK YOU Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia for letting me wear this gorgeous @oscardelarenta dress for the @sagawards Sending virtual hugs to my beautiful and soulful castmates @lovecrafthbo I can’t wait to be reunited with you all.”
Chung, whose series, Lovecraft Country, was up for two awards during the event, recently spoke to People about the rise in Asian hate crimes throughout the country. “It's infuriating because discrimination is nothing new for Asian Americans,” she said. “I think only now people are becoming aware of how bad it's gotten and it's disappointing that more media outlets aren't sharing these stories.”
What a great way to send such a meaningful message.
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