From Issa Rae in Prada to Tracee Ellis Ross in Schiaparelli, the virtual red carpet did not disappoint.
No red carpet? No problem. The 2021 NAACP Image Awards were a five-night celebration of outstanding work by people of colour in the entertainment industry, which culminated in a star-studded awards ceremony over the weekend of March 27-28. And even though the show was forced to go virtual this year, celebrities did not hold back from sporting red-carpet worthy looks. Here are some of the best.
The One Night in Miami director donned a custom Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown with a statement-making bow on the back. She paired the dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.
To pick up her Outstanding Actress in a Comedy trophy, Insecure mastermind Issa Rae opted for a glam white Prada dress.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross pulled double duty at the ceremony, starting the night with a bold Schiaparelli look before changing into a ’90s-inspired look by Alberta Ferretti which she accented with Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti jewellery.
To accept her two (!) awards at the event (one for Best Actress in a Drama Series for the final season of How to Get Away with Murder, and one for her Oscar-nominated turn in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Viola Davis sported a pretty floral frock Duro Olowu.
Nominee Janelle Monáe wore an elegant Christian Siriano gown with chunky gold jewellery by Jennifer Fisher.
Cynthia Erivo stunned in a sparkly netted Lanvin dress.
Lovecraft Country star Jurnee Smollett was more than happy to celebrate losing to her “queen” Viola Davis while wearing a black and green gown by Alexandre Vauthier.
Growni-sh star Yara Shahidi went for casual elegance in luxe monogrammed pyjamas by Dior.
The iconic Angela Bassett opted a long black dress by London-based designer Graham Cruz.
Black-ish star and award winner Marsai Martin dressed for the occasion in a feathery Christian Siriano look.