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A Final Rundown of Every Lit Black Girl Moment From NYFW

Cardi B., Teyana Taylor, Rihanna and more are bound to leave you with a major case of FOMO. Get into 43 unforgettable moments from the spring/summer 2018 season below! 

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By Nikki Brown · September 14, 2017

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Model and influencer Khoudia Diop, affectionately known as "Melanin Goddess" linked up with Lupita Nyong'o for this stunning photo at Lancôme's NYFW dinner. 


Ciara looked runway ready in all black everything before sitting front row at the Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2018 show. 


The TV host and actress stepped out with son Kiyan Anthony and other guests to celebrate the launch of her new "Lala Anthony Collection" at Lord & Taylor. 

Michael Loccisano

Celebrities flocked to Tom Ford's highly anticipated show, where 21-year-old model Binx Walton had the honor of opening and closing the high profile runway. 

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This epic jumpsuit, spotted on the Greta Constantine, sent our timelines into a frenzy and as you can see, it looks amazing when draped over melanin. 

Ben Gabbe

Brandice Daniel and her team celebrated a decade of providing designer of colors with a platform by honoring a new set of talent, including Kimberly Goldson (above). 

Slaven Vlasic

The legendary makeup artist and CFDA Award winner assembled her celebrity friends (Tracee Ellis Ross, Teyana Taylor and more) for what she dubbed the "Mothership Ball." 

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It was a big day for the Being Mary Jane star, who finally launched (and celebrated) her highly anticipated New York & Company collection. 

Ilya S. Savenok

Rihanna celebrated the launch of her first ever beauty line with a swanky Brooklyn soiree, where attendees got to mingle with the singer and sample products. By the way, you can finally get a piece of Fenty Beauty here

Paul Morigi

The singing sister duo collaborated with Refinery29 to curate their very own room in the website's popular "29Rooms," a pop-up interactive space put on display during Fashion Week. 

Monica Schipper

NaturallyCurly and Sally Beauty brought together some of our favorite hair care brands to put on a runway show that focused on the beauty and versatility of textured hair. 

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The Oscar winner is a regular front rower, but we love this Instagram moment captured at the Calvin Klein show. 

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Besides seeing natural hair on the runway, we're also excited to see inclusiveness celebrated by top designers, including Vivi Zubedi, who was a part of the Indonesian Diversity Fashion Show. 

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The Saturday Night Live comic is always the life of the party and managed to bring that infectious energy to the front row of Christian Siriano's Spring/Summer 2018 show. As supermodel Coco Rocha came down the runway, Jones hilariously cheered her own and in turn, created one of the weekend's most viral moments. You can watch it here


Speaking of Christian Siriano, the inclusive designer had plenty of support in the front rows, thanks to celebs like Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey, Danielle Brooks and Cardi B., who gave us X-Men vibes with her Storm-esque hair. 

Jamie McCarthy

On Saturday (Sept. 9), the singer flaunted her fit bod while dancing and posing down the Philipp Plein runway as Future performed. Trust us; you won't be able to stop staring. Watch part of her performance here

Peter White

The Tome Spring/Summer 2018 presentation included an extremely diverse cast across race, age and body size. The highlight by far was 62-year-old gray-haired model Jo-Ani Johnson, pictured above in red. 

Siraad Dirshe

This season, the Black designer literally gave her diverse cast of models a voice by having them recite personal spoken word during the presentation. 

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The Dominican beauty had the honor of closing out the Public School show, which also included a large number of Black models on the runway. Bravo!

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On Sunday (Sept. 10), the Black designer presented his Spring/Summer 2018 collection inside NYC's Beacon School, where models were dressed in collegiate-inspired garb. 


On Sunday night (Sept. 10), the hottest ticket in town was to Rihanna's Fenty Puma runway show, where she not only delivered her latest designs, but rode the runway on a BMX bike. Legendary! 

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The "Bodak Yellow" rapper also made her way to Rihanna's Fenty Puma show on Sunday (Sept. 10), where she sat front row with boyfriend Offset in a winter jacket from the new line. 

Paul Morigi

The Pinkprint rapper commanded attention as she sat front row and mingled with fellow attendees in this beautiful black and white fur coat. 

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Rachel Lindsay and her fiancé Bryan Abasolo are still going strong and made their first Fashion Week appearance at Dennis Basso's Spring/Summer 2018 show. 


Our favorite up and coming fashionista is also leaving her mark on NYFW and attended the Libertine show in this super chic ensemble. 

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She also stole a moment with the legendary designer during the NYFW adventures. How cool are their t-shirts?! 


The stylish sister influencers are always in attendance for NYFW and looked drop dead gorgeous while sitting front row.  

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The sisters also bumped into singer Aluna Francis of AlunaGeorge while perusing the week's biggest shows. The latter captioned this photo, "So special meeting women you already respect and admire from afar, TK and Cipriana are beautiful inside and out." Looking good, ladies! 


Alongside Abrima Erwiah, the actress presented their Studio 189 collection during NYFW and managed to have a little fun backstage, too. 

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It was a full on family affair at Sherri Hill's show, where Corinne Fox and Nala Wayans stomped the runway while their famous fathers, Jamie Foxx and Keenan Ivory Wayans, looked on

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Here, Jamie Foxx's daughter models a glitzy matching set on the Sherri Hill runway. 

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Keenan Ivory Wayans' daughter also left her mark on the Sherri Hill runway in a beautiful red gown. 

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The Grammy Award winner not only sang for the Maryam Nassir Zadeh show; she also used it as an opportunity to debut these platinum blonde braids. Fierce! 

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At this point, we should rename NYFW "Teyana Taylor Week" because there isn't a runway she hasn't slayed. Last night (Sept. 12), the singer embodied perfection as she made an appearance in The Blonds runway extravaganza. 

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The "Fade" star also gave us this Black love moment with her husband Iman Shumpert; too cute! 

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Black excellence also took over the backstage area, as Danielle Brooks, Sevyn Streeter, Teyana Taylor, Dej Loaf and Trina posed alongside the designers. 

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And it isn't a Fashion Week front row without Cardi B., who also made her presence known at the star-studded The Blonds runway show. 

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Our new favorite couple made their way to Nylon's Rebel Fashion Party, where they posed side by side on the red carpet. 

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We could hardly contain our excitement as this beautiful Black model had the honor opening the Coach runway show. This is major! 

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We also bumped into this fierce singing duo before they sat down to take in one of the week's most highly anticipated shows. 

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Hip hop's top Barbie thrilled fans everywhere when she made a surprise appearance at the MAC Soho store to meet shoppers and promote her new lipstick duo

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