02/26/2017 10:15 EST | Updated 02/27/2017 08:36 EST

Ava DuVernay Looked Like A Queen, Dressed By A Muslim Designer

She wore a dress by a designer from a majority Muslim country

Director Ava DuVernay is not one to shy away from taking a political stance.

And she made no exceptions for the Oscars red carpet.

Looking like royalty, the 44-year-old wore a lacey, grey gown, with her locs in a half up, half down 'do.

The frock itself was designed by Ashi Studio, a designer DuVernay says is from a majority Muslim country.

"A small sign of solidarity," she tweeted out. "I chose to wear a gown by a designer from a majority Muslim country. Thanks to @AshiStudio of Lebanon."

And of course, the California native looked absolutely stunning.

DuVernay's film "13th" is nominated for Best Documentary Feature at Sunday's Oscars.

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