Rihanna in Givenchy at the NAACP Image Awards: stunning or not great, actually?

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The NAACP Image Awards were held on Saturday night and it was a very well-attended awards show. Beyonce did not show up though (she has in the past). Blue Ivy Carter won her first Image Award for co-writing “Brown Skin Girl” and Beyonce won six Image Awards for The Lion King: The Gift album. But let’s talk about Rihanna! Rihanna won the President’s Award for her body of work, including her charitable foundation, her music and more. Rihanna wore this boxy Givenchy dress which… it’s a pretty color! And Rihanna can pull off almost anything, so even though I don’t like the dress, she still looks awesome. Her speech was awesome too – it was all about allyship and intersectionality and how everything is about everyone.

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Lizzo looked amazing in this Mary Katrantzou dress. This is maybe the most flattering thing I’ve ever seen her in?

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Janelle Monae is just stunning. This dress is Balmain.

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Yara Shahidi in Gucci. I find the dress too fussy, but she’s beautiful.

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Brie Larson was a hilarious mess in this Rodarte dress, omg. I can’t believe Rodarte did her dirty like this!! Incredible. The gloves!!

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Angela Bassett in Azzi & Osta. It’s insane to me that she looks this amazing.

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33 Responses to “Rihanna in Givenchy at the NAACP Image Awards: stunning or not great, actually?”

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  1. Gil says:

    What the hell with is going on with that Rodarte dress? (゚∀゚)

  2. smee says:

    Since Rihanna gained a little weight, she’s been camouflaging with strategically placed ruffles and A-line dresses that are voluminous…and usually looks great. It’s the neckline on this dress that sucks. Too high and round. Great color tho.

    Lizzo looks fantastic in that dress!! Her hair & make-up are always perfect but she misses with some clothes…not this time!

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      Gorgeous color on Rhi’s dress, but yeah…that neckline! Combined with the sleeves, it makes her look as big as a linebacker! Take away the sleeves, halter/V/scoop the neck and it’d be a million times better.

      Brie was a mess! AWFUL!

      The other women look great. Lizzo: def. the BEST she’s looked! Angela: perfection (and *severe* arm envy!)

    • minx says:

      Yeah, I like the bottom of Rihanna’s dress but the top looks matronly. Lizzo and Janelle look fabulous.

  3. Coz' says:

    IMO, the best dress yesterday was Tracee Eliss Ross’. Best gown I have seen all year!

  4. Hannah says:

    Love love love Janelle Monae. Absolutely stunning. Poor Brie, that Rodarte is tragic. Yikes.

  5. Mara says:

    Love the colour on Janelle’s skirt

  6. notpretentious says:

    I don’t comment on fashion posts too often, but I did like that eveyone looked really nice. Ditto on Lizzo in a most flattering outfit. I really liked the way eveyone put on clothes and not naked looking outfits, or just basically walking around in lingerie. Oh, and Janelle Monae, and Angela Bassett are just drop dead gorgeous!

  7. ChillyWilly says:

    All gorgeous ladies but I don’t like any of these looks. Rihanna is so cool. I loved her speech. She’s very smart and she gets the seriousness of the situation America is facing right now.
    Meanwhile Bey can’t bother to show up for the NAACP?

  8. Spikey says:

    I would leave my husband for Janelle. Like, *now*. She can wear what she wants, I don’t care.

  9. Jess says:

    Lizzo’s dress was amazing and she looked incredible. I also really liked Yara’s dress.

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Gorgeous beautiful all of them AND what they’re wearing even Brie. I actually like it, but I’m a mixed media gal in everything. EVERYTHING.

  11. Jessie says:

    The orange skirt part of Monae’s dress omg. So rich and amazing

  12. Sarah says:

    As I was scrolling down, I thought “wow, what a great red carpet, everyone looked lovely for once”… and then, BRIE LARSON! La fromage, who hurt you like that??!!

  13. Other Renee says:

    Brie’s look is awful. Don’t like Rihanna’s dress. Everyone else looks stunning. I love every look and dress.

  14. styla says:

    I think they don’t care about “looking good.” This is high fashion among the rich and famous. They want outlandish and loud or quirky and reactionary and that’s how its been since the dawn of time if you look through history! I even saw it in myself. When I had a lot less money I just wanted a pretty dress and to look good. Now that I have a few like that, I lean more toward something different, unique, loud, colourful and just a bit off but boss-like. And Rihanna is the queen of boss-like so I think she’s killing it.

  15. Jane wilson says:

    Brie Larson’s Rodarte is a “got dressed in the dark” mess! It looks like something the mice and birds in Cinderella made in the dark after a late night drunken party.
    Brie looks nice though.

  16. L4frimaire says:

    I kind of liked Rihanna’s dress but it looks like it’s meant to hide her shape. I first thought pregnancy Or weight gain, but maybe she just likes it. It’s kind of a weird look but looks cool on her.

  17. TIffany says:

    I thought RiRi dressed for the award she was winning. I think she wanted people to focus on what she was saying and not what she was wearing.

  18. Ellie says:

    I like Yara’s look. She’s young and it is a fun dress. She doesn’t seem to take it all to seriously.

  19. Onnit says:

    Lizzo for the win this time.

  20. Ash says:

    Rihanna’s hair and makeup looks amazing and she is absolutely stunning, but that dress is such a SHAPE? It reminds me of Grimace from the old McDonald’s crew. Still love her though!

  21. Tila says:

    Gosh, such major crushes on Janelle and Brie but hate their outfits.

  22. DeeNyc says:

    I would love for Celebitchy to cover the NAACP more in depth. This site is great when it talks about diversity and social change but the posts are still mainly about white celebrities…

    • Ang says:

      Correction, the posts are mostly about *royal celebrities.

    • janet says:

      Agree. There are days i scroll through and not click on a single story coz it’s all white, and sometimes there are so many stories on other POC floating around at the same time. Also, Rihanna’s speech was so much bigger than just the fashion, and i am saddened fashion is what was focused on. meh.

  23. Lisa says:

    Love the color hate the dress on Rihanna. Janelle Monae and Lizzo looked good imo.

  24. John Radulski says:

    Blue Ivy? WTF?