WERQ From Home: Cynthia Erivo in Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Valentino

Posted on January 14, 2021

Miss Cynthia would like to remind you she’s got Aretha on her mind:


And while there are literally scores of more important reasons why Miss Aretha is an icon, it feels like Cynthia and her stylist decided to promote the upcoming series by paying living homage to one of its subject’s most memorable latter-day quotes “Great gowns… beautiful gowns.” Between this and Anne Hathaway’s mini Met Gala/Cannes, our high fashion cups are unexpectedly overflowing today.



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Oscar de la Renta

We think this may be our favorite of the three gowns, although we reserve the right to change our minds before you scroll to the bottom. The color looks amazing on her and the design sets off her arms and shoulders beautifully. It’s this beautiful juxtaposition of old-school debutante with a septum ring and some killer arm work giving it a real sense of modernity.

Carolina Herrera

Okay, maybe this is our favorite now. It feels like something Diahann Carroll would’ve worn on Dynasty and that can never be considered a poor or unworthy homage to attempt.




We love this one, but it doesn’t have the same high-fashion feel as the others. Mainly, we love the way it’s styled. The belt gives it a less formal feel and the explosion of neck jewelry lends it a bit of Boho. It’s a fabulous look. Okay, maybe this one is our favorite too. They’re all our favorites! We’re giddy with fashion!



Style Credits:
First Look: Oscar de la Renta Dress from the Fall 2020 Collection
Second Look: Carolina Herrera Dress from the Pre-Fall 2020 Collection
Third Look: Valentino Dress from the Spring 2021 Collection

Styled by Jason Bolden | Hair by Coree Moreno | Makeup by Terrell Mullin


[Photo Credit: Jason Bolden/Instagram, oscardelarenta.com, Courtesy of Carolina Herrera, valentino.com]

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