Kittens, a shoutout. A spotlight. A moment of WERQitude.
Dominique Jackson in August Getty
Look, we are quickly heading toward a time when bringing this up will be considered a pretty tired thing to do and we can’t wait for that to happen. But in the brief time left before such things become so commonplace that they’re literally unremarkable, let’s all take a moment to applaud these women. Janet Mock and Laverne Cox really opened that door of transgender representation in arenas like the red carpet, but in the last 6 months or so, this trio of fabulous gals slammed that door further open and then ripped it off its hinges for good.
Indya Moore in Louis Vuitton
Famous transgender women walking red carpets is not a brand new idea, but when three stunning women in super-high fashion are walking the most important red carpets of the year and representing transgender people on a level unseen before now, a little attention to that fact doesn’t strike us as out of line.
Mj Rodriguez in Stella McCartney
But as this moment of novelty happily and quickly fades, let us also note that they are all here because of their accomplishments as actresses. And they all snagged some of the hottest high-end formal womenswear you can get because they’re red-hot (in every sense of the phrase) and fabulous. They’re just being themselves. It’s everyone else’s business if they think that’s revolutionary.
Dominique Jackson: August Getty Dress | Le Vian Bracelet | Maxior Joias Earrings and Rings | Misahara Rings | Emm Kuo Clutch | Gianvito Rossi Shoes
Hair and Makeup by John Mendez
Indya Moore: Louis Vuitton Dress | Hueb Jewelry | Marco Bicego Jewelry | John Hardy Jewelry | Louis Vuitton Shoes
Styled by Ian Bradley | Hair by Ursula Campbell | Makeup by Autumn Moultrie
Mj Rodriguez: Stella McCartney Dress | Beladora Jewelry
Styled by Katie Bofshever | Hair by Alexander Armand | Makeup by Anton Khachaturian
[Photo Credit: INSTARImages]
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