Taraji P. Henson and Skai Jackson weren’t the only ones on the red carpet for Black Girls Rock! 2017 on Saturday (August 4) in Newark, New Jersey. Here’s a look at the other stars who were in the mix.
Yara Shahidi: Returning to her love of a long-sleeved dress, Yara wore an Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2017 shimmery plum frock styled with Porcelain Chyna jewels and metallic Jimmy Choo ‘Lucy’ heels. I don’t know if it was the ruffled neckline or the belt, but something about the top half of the dress translated as a bit mature for the vibrant young starlet. But, the sheer, pleated paneling ensured a lighthearted finish.
Anika Noni Rose: Flirty and feminine, the actress had some fun in a Dennis Basso floral-print frock that may land in the dated category for some of you. Alexis Bittar jewelry and an ATELIER SWAROVSKI ‘Marina’ clutch completed the look.
Issa Rae: The sheer element of this Leilou by Aleksandra Dojcinovic Fall 2017 gown was somewhat diffused by the rows of embellishment and thigh-high slit. Stuart Weitzman sandals, John Hardy jewels, and a Edie Parker clutch served as her accessories, but the dress was clearly the main attraction.
Michelle Mitchenor: With a precarious plunge and a dangerously high slit, this custom Carlos Antoine design was daring on more accounts than just its highlighter-yellow hue and creatively crunched-up sleeves. An Emm Kuo clutch could be found somewhere beneath the slouchy sleeves.
Dascha Polanco: While I loved this sultry red colour on Dasha, I’m not sure the boxy sleeves of this Tome Pre-Fall 2017 dress did the look any favours.