NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Rundown

Posted on February 28, 2023

We gave some spotlight time to Janelle Monae, Zendaya, and the Union-Wades, but we’ve still got a ton of weekend awards season red carpetry to get to, so it’s time to round up some of the more notable and stylish attendees of the NAACP Image Awards and let them know what we think of their style choices. LFG, kittens!


Angela Bassett in Greta Constantine

She’s a lady who loves herself a big, puffy, satin sleeve, it would seem. It may not be a particularly practical preference, but this time, it really works.


Dominique Thorne in Rami Kadi Couture

This is fine, if a little basic in design. It’s no one’s fault that it’s the exact same color as the carpet, but it didn’t help for the picture-taking. We don’t understand why her hair is doing all of that.


Issa Rae in Aknvas

The design is a little basic and a little overwrought, but she can handle it all pretty well. We just wish it had a little more color to it.



Jabari Banks in Wales Bonner

Sir, you had us completely until we scrolled all the way down.


Jalyn Hall

Perfecction. Those belted jacket styles don’t work for everyone, but he looks great in it.



Janelle James in Christian Siriano

FLAWLESSNESS. Christian Siriano always comes through for his ladies, but this may be the best red carpet gown he’s made in ages.



Jonathan Majors

Insert eyeroll emoji here. Go listen to last week’s podcast if you want to hear why.


Kerry Washington in Fendi Couture

We don’t love the “My dress is falling off me” type of design, but there’s no denying she looks gorgeous here. Love the sandals.


Marsai Martin in Christian Siriano

This is gorgeous, but it feels a little mature for her.


Serena Williams in Brandon Blackwood

Can’t argue with any of that.


Sheryl Lee Ralph in Pistis Ghana

Bow down to the queen. We love watching her red carpet style get more and more ambitious as she enjoys her return to the spotlight. The fit here is impeccable.



Tenoch Huerta

It’s… fine, but just barely. We don’t think this guy knows how to use fashion to maximize what he’s got. This does nothing for him.


Tracee Ellis Ross in Brandon Maxwell

Love this for her. It’s chic, but comfy; glamorous but casual. It couldn’t be better suited to her. Love the cuffs, although we don’t think the single earring works.


Viola Davis in Christian Dior

We usually hate braided halters, but the proportions here are just right.


Yara Shahidi in Giambattista Valli Couture

It feels a little too precious to us. We might have accepted the watteau train, but that hem shape was a bridge too far for us.




[Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for BET, Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET, KOI SOJER/ Images]

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