Janelle Monae wore custom Cong Tri at the Image Awards: gorgeous?

Janelle Monae gave up her black-and-white suits and Dr. Seuss-type fashion and the result has been incredible. She’s a goddess and she dresses like it now! Janelle attended the NAACP Image Awards in this custom Cong Tri. The dress itself looks like a million other cut-out dresses we’ve seen before, but because we rarely see Janelle in anything so sultry, she stands out. She looks incredible!

Issa Rae looked like a bridesmaid, but she did a really great bit with Jonathan Majors. That lovely Virgo man!

Kerry Washington in custom Fendi Couture. Imagine getting something customized and it comes out looking like… a boring-ass black dress.

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade received the President’s Award for their work on trans issues publicly and privately with their daughter Zaya. This moved me to tears.

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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  1. Hannah says:

    I love Issa Rae’s gown. I wish she’d maybe gone with a bolder colour though. Kerry Washington, nooo! She’s so beautiful and I normally love what she wears. This look is giving me I got caught off guard with my bra and knickers on and quickly wrapped the closest sheet or bath towel around me so I could answer my front door and retain a modicum of dignity

  2. Fumi says:

    Do we know why Issa Rae is using Law Roach( Zendaya’s stylist) instead her old stylist, Jason Rembert?

  3. Whyforthelove says:

    Wow. Monad’s Ted dress is breathtaking. She simply stunning. I love Union and Wade, a well deserved award.

  4. Annalise/Typical Virgo says:

    love love Gabrielle Union’s dress, and her speech was incredibly powerful! and she looked amazing while she gave it.

    love love Janelle Monae and she looked a-mazing! I loved Janelle Monae’s signature black and white menswear looks, but here she looks bangin.

    Kerri Washington looks like she has my black Sheex wrapped around her.

    • Christine says:

      I can’t stop thinking about Kerry’s awful dress. I finally figured it out, this is what I look like when I put on a bra, but I need to walk around the house a bit to find something and might pass a window, so I wrap a towel around myself. I am so pissed at whoever did this to her.

  5. Steph says:

    You’ve lost your fashion mind calling Monae’s previous looks “Dr. Suess!” The looks she pulled off with such a limited palette were amazing. Plus, the reasoning for sticking to that color scheme is dope.

    I think Janelle herself is so stunning which is why she pulled this off so well. The dress would have looked boring and basic on most others.

    Kerry looked terrible.

    Issa’s dress is gorgeous except the color.

    The Wades looked good.

  6. Chaine says:

    Janelle=sizzle! I absolutely adore Gabrielle’s dress as well–glorious on her. Issa, I could take this dress with either the shoulder sculpture or the peplum thingy but not both. Kerry, tragic, I don’t even know what to say, what on earth was the designer of this dress thinking?!

  7. Lala11_7 says:

    The Wade’s speeches & work are MAGNIFICENT ❣️

  8. Lucy2 says:

    Janelle’s whole look is fantastic. She is a Movie Star.
    Issa is so stunning but that gown does nothing.

  9. MsIam says:

    I wish the top of Janelle’s dress was a different fabric, something with more drape. The color is beautiful. Gabrielle’s dress looks stunning with all of those beautiful colors on the black background. Poor Kerry looks like she’s wearing a piece of fabric that was pinned together. Issa looks nice, nothing memorable, just appropriate.

  10. Chantal says:

    Janelle Monae still looks gorgeous in her red carpet appearances. Kerry’s dress is disappointingly bland and Issa’s does too much. Congrats to the Wades.

  11. Coco says:

    Janelle Monae And Gabrielle Union looks amazing.

  12. ama1977 says:

    I love Issa Rae’s dress, it would be bridesmaid-y on someone with less confidence, but it looks lovely on her. Again (as in the queen Angela Bassett post!) I really like the flouncy details here, and I don’t usually.

    The red looks stunning on Janelle! Beautiful color on a lovely woman. Gabrielle is also radiant and gorgeous, and I kind of love Dwyane giving her the fashion spotlight in all-black.

    Kerry is lovely, but I don’t like this dress. Also, is that makeup or has she had some procedures? Her face looks different, but I know that could just be lighting/cosmetic.

    • Christine says:

      It’s the hairline that is throwing me off. It’s way too Captain Spock got hit in the head by a hatchet, which is a fair look, for Spock.

  13. Outoftheshadows says:

    Janelle Monae explained her fashion statement many years ago: as the child of Black Americans who often had to work in uniform, she wore her black and white outfits in tribute to them. It was a whole experience wrapped up in those two colors.

    That said, her body is insane, she is stunning,and the red dress makes her stand out. It’s excellence of a different sort, that’s all.

    She’s also gone softer with looks like this, which shows that after coming out as bisexual and nonbinary she can present herself as she pleases, whenever she chooses to. (Although I don’t know if Monae uses they/them pronouns, so somebody correct me if that is the case.)

    I love her music, presence, and poise. Honking for more Janelle. (And the rest of these beautiful women as well!)

  14. tealily says:

    WOW to Gabrielle’s dress!!

  15. j.ferber says:

    Janelle is the most beautiful woman in the world and the Wades are the most beautiful couple in the world. Janelle is multi-talented and the Wades are great role model parents, especially for Zaya and how they fight for her. Just overcome by all of this. And Jonathan Majors needs a new tailor/stylist. Maybe Law Roach? Jonathan is a beautiful man and he is not getting his due from wardrobe. Ebony did him proud in their photo shoot (that got some backlash), but he is truly magnificent and he is a major looker. Pay homage to that.

  16. Christine says:

    I didn’t watch the Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade video until today, because I knew it would be a doozy, and I needed the right moment. I am a crier, and it isn’t always appropriate to sob.

    Oh my God. The love and ferocity is oozing out of their pores, this is what it looks like when two people with a really large platform symbolically lift a car their child is trapped under, with one finger. Everyone needs to be loved this much, Zaya is a really lucky girl. So much love to this family.