10 Red-Carpet Looks From the NAACP Image Awards That Won't Soon Be Forgotten


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On Saturday, some of the today's most prolific names in music, film, television, and sport met up in Pasadena, California to celebrate the 54th NAACP Image Awards. And naturally, they didn't show up in just anything. Dressed by the most sought-after stylists and brands in the business, from Law Roach to Jason Bolden and Prada to Versace, the attendees at the 2023 NAACP Awards knew exactly what they were doing when they stepped onto the event's golden carpet. That is, embedding their outfits in our minds forever. 

Between Zendaya wearing not just vintage Versace from the Italian brand's spring/summer 2002 couture collection but also a custom-made Prada set that was inspired by one from spring/summer 1993, Tracee Ellis Ross donning a dress snatched right off of Brandon Maxwell's NYFW runway, and Gabrielle Union showing up in Gianni Versace's Circus gown from his 1989 couture collection, it's clear that no fashion stone was left unturned by the end of this particular award show. Below, see the 10 most memorable looks from the star-studded event for yourself.


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WHO: Zendaya

WEAR: Atelier Versace S/S '02 couture dress and Bulgari jewellery


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WHO: Janelle Monáe

WEAR: Custom Cong Tri dress


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WHO: Tracee Ellis Ross

WEAR: Brandon Maxwell dress and jewellery


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WHO: Kerry Washington

WEAR: Custom Fendi dress


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WHO: Viola Davis

WEAR: Custom Dior dress, Rodo clutch, and DeBeers jewellery


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WHO: Zendaya

WEAR: Custom Prada set and Bulgari jewellery


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WHO: Serena Williams

WEAR: Custom Brandon Blackwood dress


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WHO: Yara Shahidi

WEAR: Giambattista Valli S/S '17 couture dress and Cartier jewellery


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WHO: Gabrielle Union

WEAR: Atelier Versace F/W '89 couture dress


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WHO: Issa Rae

WEAR: Custom Aknvas dress

Next up: And Now, Every Jaw-Dropping Look From This Year's SAG Awards

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear US. 

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.