The 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards Featured Some Seriously Good Looks From Angela Bassett, Ciara, Issa Rae, & More
On Sun., women and girls of color came out for the 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards, and the annual ceremony was chock-full of stunning fashion and beauty moments, including a few head-turning outfit changes throughout the night. Leading ladies in a range of industries hit the red carpet, including Golden Globe winner and ageless beauty, Angela Bassett, who looked radiant in an ornate silver jumpsuit with her voluminous natural hair on full display.
Other heavy-hitters including Erykah Badu and Ciara hit the red carpet, serving an array of enchanting eveningwear looks at the star-studded affair. Founded by Beverly Bond in 2006, the awards honor and promote Black women in entertainment, medicine, entrepreneurship, and beyond — and include performances by leading WOC artists and entertainers. Over the years, female icons and philanthropists from Michelle Obama to Naomi Campbell have been in attendance, cementing the event as a night full of moments to inspire, motivate, and uplift underrepresented women and girls.
From upbeat performances to heartfelt speeches, the momentous occasion delivered on all fronts. Looks were served, edges were laid, and The Zoe Report has a few favorites that deserve a double take. Ahead, the most jaw-dropping appearances at the 2019 Black Girls Rock Awards.
Ahead of receiving the coveted Icon Award, the 61-year-old (yes, you read that right) dazzled in a flapper-esque jumpsuit accessorized with a glittery clutch and heels.
Writer, actor and producer Issa Rae stayed simple in a form-fitting green gown, her copper braids styled in a face-framing updo.
Ciara made a nod toward the '90s with sleek strands styled with two silver bobby pins and plenty of shine.
Brandy went the bohemian route with a whimsical look featuring mixed prints, fringe, patent leather booties and baby pink twists.
In true Badu fashion, the musical goddess made a serious splash in a voluminous frock, a bold red lip and a rose-adorned flower crown.
Ari Lennox was all about the drama as she commanded the stage in this feathery satin number and iridescent heels.
Host Niecy Nash underwent a handful of outfit changes throughout the night, but this balloon-sleeved gown was one of her most stunning looks yet.
The 17-year-old is growing up fast, but her baby hairs were swirled to perfection alongside a multicolored floral mini dress and shimmery pink eyeshadow.
The 26-year-old was a vision in red, adding an earthy touch to her satin gown with the help of puka shells and wire-adorned braids.