The 51st annual NAACP Image Awards red carpet is live and full of fabulous fashion moments. Image Awards performer H.E.R. store the show in a tie-dye suit, Yara Shahidi is glittering in Gucci, and Tracee Ellis Ross is draped in a purple look fit for a queen.
Co-nominees for entertainer of the year Lizzo stuns in a pattern while Angela Bassett’s emerald frock is one for the history books. Also being honored in this category are actors and creators Billy Porter, Regina King and Tyler Perry.
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“Us” star Shahadi Wright Joseph is channeling the magic kingdom with her Cinderella-blue gown. And Luka Sabbat mixed a black suit with a pinstripe shirt. Also working the pinstripe look is actress and writer Lena Waithe. Meanwhile mini mogul Marsai Martin is delivering feathered elegance for the cameras.
Logan Browning brought a gorgeous tiered gown to life with opera gloves and sparkling jewels.
The shine continued throughout the carpet with silver highlights thanks to Tiffany Haddish, Robin Thede and KiKi Layne.
Other honorees include singer and icon Rihanna who will receive the President’s Award, which recognizes special achievement and distinguished public service. The singer and songwriter’s purple dress with ruffled embellishments is award-worthy.