Darlings, we are in full agreement that black girls do indeed rock and that many of them were rocking the hell out of the red carpet at this event. Many of them, but not all of them.
Amandla Stenberg in Thom Browne
We think we might love the idea of this more than the reality. We get that Thom Browne is all about challenging proportions and fit, but that jacket really doesn’t work. The pants and shoes are great, though.
Angela Simmons in Versace
It’s completely over the top and tacky. We could be talked into loving it, but we think the boots are too much to take with that dress.
Ava DuVernay in Michael Kors Collection
Fabulously glamour and understated in a chic way.
Ciara in Balmain
Neither understated nor chic, but at least it’s not boring. Still, the various elements feel kind of random.
Cynthia Erivo in Sally LaPointe
We just can’t get past a metallic turtleneck in August – or at any other time of the year. The rest of it’s pretty great but it sure feels off season.
Lena Waithe in Prada
We love her style, but this is an instance where the label doesn’t quite justify the outfit. If you’re wearing Prada would you want it to look so … discount rack?
Mary J. Blige in Roberto Cavalli
There’s a lot going on with this design, but Miss Mary is probably the only lady who could come close to making it all work. She had us until the cutouts.
Misty Copeland in Cushnie et Ochs
Chic and understated, if a little baptismal in tone.
We sort of get what she’s going for here, but she looks like a judge heading to a concert.
Storm Reid in Monique Lhuillier
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