Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Elisabeth Moss Had A Secret Feminist Message Hidden In Her Emmys Outfit

Elisabeth Moss Had A Secret Feminist Message Hidden In Her Emmys Outfit

The hidden message wasn't noticed on the night.

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Elisabeth Moss was nominated six times for her work playing Peggy Olson on Mad Men without winning, but longtime co-star Jon Hamm, who watched the show from home, had a strong sense that her role on The Handmaid's Tale would get recognized.

Her stylist Karla Welch revealed the sneaky act when she posted a photo of one of the soles, which had the word "Off" written on it, alongside the caption: 'You'll have to guess what the other shoe says.

It's totally not hard to guess what word was written under her other shoe.

They are given names combining "Of" with the first name of their male custodian - so the name of Moss's character is Offred. One famous example from Margaret Atwood's novel, and the show, which has inspired many fan tattoos is a sentence scratched into a wall, reading: "Don't let the bastards grind you down". When they discussed design options with the designer Welch says: "We wanted it to feel modern and fantastic, and so we did not want to wear a floor-length gown", she tells PEOPLE.


The 35-year-old star's speech was bleeped out after she swore while paying tributes to her mother but Moss says it was a surreal moment for her to be on the stage. I know how much work she's put into this, not only as an actress but as a producer.

Moss paired the customised Olgana Paris heels with a pale pink Prabal Gurung gown.

The movie - set in 1960s Chicago - focuses on the true story of an underground network of suburban women who secretly provide safe abortions for women before the landmark decision Roe v. Wade.

The description of Moss' Call Jane-which centers around an unmarried woman seeking an abortion-doesn't seem to match either of those, meaning this is presumably the third project about the Jane Collective now in production.

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