The Stars Came Out for the American Black Film Festival Honors

Posted on February 26, 2018

The colors were bright, the statements were bold, and the hair was on point, darlings.

 

Angela Bassett in Mangishi Doll

She was certainly never a shy one on the red carpet, in terms of her style choices, but we’re thinking Black Panther has freed her up a little to really express her African Queen realness in her promotional style. This is all just a tiny bit too much, which makes it more or less perfect for her. LOVE the jewelry, but the clutch strikes us as the one discordant note in the look. The last thing any accessory to that dress should be doing is adding more color to the ensemble.

 

 

Issa Rae in Oscar de la Renta

Her face and hair are gorgeous (as per the uzh), and we love this color story, but we really can’t say that gown’s working for us. The melting gold motif doesn’t seem to have much of a point to it and the shape and finish of the blue portion pretty much guarantees unfabulous wrinkling.

 

 

Tiffany Haddish in Michael Costello

It’s okay, for the most part. The silver and gold scheme looks great on her and we’ve never had a problem with a fabulous beaded gown. But this one may be a bit over-beaded. Those sleeves are too big to be carrying around that much weight on them. It overwhelms her.

 

 

Tracee Ellis-Ross in Prabal Gurung

We half-love this. And by that we mean we love the part that isn’t a turtleneck. Great use of bold colors, but a yellow velvet is asking a lot of anyone. A yellow velvet turtleneck is where we get off the bus. Sorry, Miss T. Luvya, but not even you can make that top half work.

 

 

Vanessa A. Williams

The dress is nice enough, but the boob situation is entirely too complicated.

 

 

 

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