Lupita Nyong’o in Giambattista Valli at the NAACP Image Awards: stunning or meh?

Here are some photos from this weekend’s NAACP Image Awards. This was the first year where the Image Awards were held at the Dolby Theater, which is the same venue for the Academy Awards. They got a great turnout this year, because they got both Lupita Nyong’o and BEYONCE. And many other peeps. As always, I’m just trying to find the most interesting fashion and the biggest names at the event. Per usual, Beyonce didn’t bother walking the red carpet for the Image Awards. Red carpets are canceled for Bey. And honestly, I don’t blame her for that. I do think it’s a little bit funny that she absolutely wants us to see her ensembles though – she just wants us to see her lewks on her terms, not on some grubby peasant red carpet. So Bey Instagrammed her look – a white swimsuit and a robe, basically. She looks amazing.

Lupita Nyong’o wore Giambattista Valli. Considering her amazing fashion parade throughout the Us promo tour, I’m a little bit disappointed in this look? It’s just kind of blah by Lupita’s amazing standards.

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Danai Gurira – yes, it looks sort of like a repurposed comforter/bed skirt combo, but I also sort of love it?

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Love Yara Shahidi, can’t say I’m a big FAN of this dress though. GET IT?

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Michael B. Jordan is a man in camel. Don’t love the color, but love that he experiments with men’s fashion.

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Cynthia Erivo in pink… this is both messy and delightful. It’s way too much, but also… wouldn’t this have looked at home at the Grammy Awards?

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Find you someone who loves you as much as Tracee Ellis Ross loves experimental and weird fashion.

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Storm Reid in a very princess-y and Audrey Hepburn-esque look. It would have been so much better without the puffy sleeves.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Kate Beckinsale has peaked. She managed to find her way onto the red carpet for the NAACP Image Awards.

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  1. Ann says:

    Beautiful women and none of them look great, how is that even possible?

  2. Melly says:

    That’s the worst look I’ve ever seen on Lupita. She consistently crushes it, but this time it was a miss imo.

  3. SK says:

    I think Danai’s hair is referencing traditional Rwandan Amasunzu hairstyles – looks great!

    Why is Kate there? 🤔

    I like Jay’s hair long.

    I’ll admit that I don’t love any of this but I do love that these women are being brave with their fashion!

    • Megan says:

      Danai’s dress is perfect for showing off her gorgeous shoulders and arms. She is giving me serious workout goals.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Danai can do no wrong, she looks great in anything. (Only other woman I can think of who compares is Gemma Chan).

  4. Desolee says:

    Lupitas pulling it off! I dont hate it.
    Deviation from what she’s done before and that’s ok

  5. lana86 says:

    Lupita’s dress would look good on a tall , long legged slender woman, which she isn’t. The dress looks too “grand” . But I remember her looking very pretty in small girly dresses.

  6. I'm With The Band says:

    Tracee looks like she’s hiding behind a shrub

  7. Karen2 says:

    Love Tracee Cynthia Storm outfits. But all gotta long way to go before they outdo the ppl on Ms Asoebi. lol ps Wheres Will.I.Am & his beautiful suits.

  8. Smee says:

    Yara Shahidi has great red carpet style. I like TER’s feathery dress!

    That color is bad on Lupita and the style a little dull – also a weird lip color choice for that dress…..

  9. Booradley says:

    disagree wholeheartedly my bae MBJ looks amazing in that camel coat. my gawd he’s just so pretty

  10. Rae says:

    I don’t Lupita looked meh, I think it looks full on horrible. She’s usually so spot on and knows what works with her. The hairstyling doesn’t help either.

    The rest are horrible , especially Kate Beckinsales tacky ass, all except one for me; I like the princessy dress too but I agree about the sleeves.

    I think designers are struggling to come up with new ideas, so have to go weird just to be different. I wouldn’t touch any of these dresses with a barge pole.

  11. Anastasia says:

    Beyonce looks like she’s wearing a coat over a bathing suit. “So here are my panties…”

    And I love Storm’s dress, puffy sleeves and all! It’s so pretty!

    Lupita can wear whatever the ding dang heck she wants.

  12. Naddie says:

    Beyonce, Michael and Storm for the win. Kate Backinsale = ugh.

  13. minx says:

    I really, really LOVE Storm Reid’s princess dress, sleeves and all. It looks beautifully made. The rest, pass.

  14. Elise says:

    Lupita: Antebellum anybody?

  15. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Why are there always random white celebrities at the NAACP awards. What has Kate Beckinsale done for the black community??

  16. Case says:

    I don’t like the color or shape of Lupita’s, which is a rare miss for her.

    On a different note, I can’t stop thinking about her performance in Us. She’s brilliant.

    • Anastasia says:

      God, she was GOOD. Just brilliant. I want to see her in ALL the movies.

    • Megan says:

      I saw it yesterday. Lupita is such a great actress. I hope she wins all of the awards because that was a powerhouse performance.

  17. Lala11_7 says:

    I love Lupita’s dress and styling…I don’t love the color of the dress which works AGAINST her skin tones….


  18. Monicack says:

    Michael B. could singlehandedly bring back zoot suits. Do it Michael. Do it for mama.
    Sooo jealous of la Beckinsale’s waspy waist.
    Tracee’s dress reminds me of the classic Carol Burnett as carlett O’Hara spoof.
    Why is Storm’s wig so wig-y? Like bottom shelf third from the right budget at the beauty supply store in Queens.
    Lupita stops my heart. Just for a split second. But every single time.
    Jay has tiny legs.

  19. VintageS says:

    What the ever loving is wrong with Kate Beckinsale? Ugh. Try too hard.

  20. h3Rh1GHN3SS says:

    kate has NO business being there. WHYYYYY seriously..?

  21. Meg says:

    Yeah I’ve seen Pete Davidson stick his tongue in your mouth knowing people were watching, I can’t see Kate beckinsale the same way again.

  22. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Hmmm… Quite a few I’d never wear (or afford), but I pretty much love them all. I’m especially loving the sleeve details. I can’t do it, because I dunk sleeves in food or tear them on doorknobs, but they’re beautiful on Lupita and Storm. Sorry Kate, I do not like this look, but A for effort and scoring an invitation.

  23. iconoclast59 says:

    Somebody get Kate a big bottle of Evian, ’cause Lord, that woman is thirsty!

  24. Anare says:

    Bey is into totally controlling her image. She does not want any bad angle or funny lighting messing with look. Why would Kate Beckinsale show up in Cher’s old 80’s Oscars outfit? Sahara desert level thirst with that one.