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  /  02.28.2023

The 54th NAACP Image Awards took place on Saturday, Feb. 25 and this year’s ceremony was bigger than ever. The best in the entertainment business came out to honor outstanding representation and achievements of people of color in movies, television, music, literature, sports and more during the year of 2022. Here’s my best dressed attendees! 

1. Zendaya 

Zendaya stunned in two archive looks, but her Versace S/S 2002 couture dress set the tone of high glamour for the night. She complemented her look with jewelry by Bulgari and ’90s-inspired supermodel hair and makeup.

2. Dwyane Wade

President’s Award honoree Dwyane Wade was one-half of the night’s best dressed couple in Versace.

3. Gabrielle Union 

President’s Award honoree Gabrielle Union shined in an archive Gianni Versace gown from his 1989 collection.

4. Damson Idris

“Snowfall” star Damson Idris hit the yellow carpet solo in a dark brown and black Prada tux adorned with a diamond brooch.

5. Queen Latifah

Host Queen Latifah had multiple wardrobe changes, but this burgundy ruffled Tony Ward Couture gown was my favorite.

6. Kofi Siriboe 

Kofi Siriboe in a burgundy suit jacket with black underpinnings and a burgundy Rolex to match.

7. Shannon Thornton 

“P Valley” actress Shannon Thornton in a lavender chiffon Tony Ward Couture gown with cutouts and a high leg slit.

8. Method Man 

Best Supporting Actor winner Method Man kept it calm and semi-casual in a blush pink suit with white Alexander McQueen sneakers.

9. Janelle Monáe

Lady in red! Janelle Monáe in custom Cong Tri.

10. Benjamin Crump 

Powerhouse social justice attorney Benjamin Crump in a three-piece suit with an adorned lapel.

11. Issa Rae

Issa Rae in custom lavender AKNVAS.

12. Jabari Banks 

“Bel-Air” star Jabari Banks repping young Hollywood in a Wales Bonner suit and shoes. He accented his look with gold jewelry and python boots by Sunni Sunni.

13. Serena Williams

Serena Williams in a custom Brandon Blackwood gown.

14. Caleb McLaughlin 

Caleb McLaughlin in Dior.

15. Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross hit the carpet in a chic Brandon Maxwell look with one statement earring and starburst crystal bracelets.

16. Marcus Scribner

“Black-ish” actor Marcus Scribner in a Mr. Saturday F/W 2022 painted suit.

17. Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett in a white Greta Constantine jumpsuit with satin puff sleeves.

18. Amin Joseph

Amin Joseph in a hand-stoned Grayscale suit.

19. Viola Davis 

The Woman King and EGOT winner Viola Davis in custom Dior with De Beers jewelry.

20. Chris Perfetti 

“Abbott Elementary” star Chris Perfetti in a black suit with unique headwear.

21. Marsai Martin

Marsai Martin in Christian Siriano.

22. Miles Brown

Miles Brown in a classic tuxedo and bow tie.

23. Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph in an off-the-shoulder Kente gown by PISTIS Ghana.

24. The cast of The Best Man 

Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Harold Perrineau, and Terrence Howard looking sharp onstage during the ceremony.

25. Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi in a Giambattista Valli haute couture dress.

26. Shalom C. Obiago

“BMF” actor Shalom C. Obiago hit the carpet in a sleek Amiri look.

27. Quinta Bronson

“Abbott Elementary” star Quinta Bronson sparkles in custom Dundas.



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