Video: Go Inside The ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards
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Video: Go Inside The ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards

See a little of what you missed as ESSENCE kicked off NY Fashion Week with our first-ever Best In Black Fashion Awards.

From the gorgeous red carpet looks to the unforgettable award speeches to the breathtaking tribal decor, the inaugural ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion Awards was an immersive, global celebration of all things Black, fly and effortlessly fashionable.

Hosted by the one and only Bevy Smith and sponsored by Target, the invite-only affair featured a cocktail hour, seated dinner and showstopping performance from Jidenna as guests gathered to celebrate the 2019 ESSENCE Best In Black Fashion nominees, honorees and winners from across a total of 9 categories. A who’s who of some of today’s most talented designers, stylists, photographers and entertainers filled the room, including June Ambrose, Justine Skye, Pat Cleveland, Naturi Naughton, Fe Noel, Anthony Hamilton, Zerina Akers, Bethann Hardison, Young Paris, Yvette Noel-Schure, Itaysha Jordan, Leyna Bloom, Tongoro and many more.

Check out the video above for a look inside and head back to to see more of everything you missed.