Rosario Dawson In Houghton – 2013 NCLA ALMA Awards

Rosario Dawson attended the 2013 NCLA ALMA Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California last night.

The actress was honoured with the Outstanding Commitment to Cause and Community award for her activism in the Latino community.

Classic and sophisticated, she accepted her trophy in a Houghton Fall 2013 strapless, black gown with a bustier bodice and ball-gown-inspired skirt.

A dress this simple could have been easily forgettable. But Rosario worked the design to more memorable effect, taking advantage of the pockets and simply accessorizing with colourful, gemstone earrings and a wavy long bob—and a radiant smile.

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