Looks We Love: ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood

The dresses and shoes we're swooning over from our annual fete.

Celia L. Smith Feb, 28, 2014

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Honoree Lupita Nyong'o stepped freshly onto the white carpet in a cropped Giambattista Valli set for a look that made this ebony beauty in ivory, best dressed of the night.

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Lupita's creme colored Sophia Webster pumps added a luxe touch with a gold stiletto heel.

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The petite pill box clutch by Elie Saab couldn't have been a better match, while the simple Neil Lane jeweled ring was also a perfect match for her gilded manicure.

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Our favorite singer made a striking scarlet entrance in an origami style Elena Reva suit, Hemlel snakeskin clutch and Christian Louboutin Daffodile Mary Janes. Pure perfection.

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The secret to walking in these 6.25" Christian Louboutin platforms?: "It's not a secret, I don't walk in them ever unless I have to. You have to concentrate really hard," the singer shared with ESSENCE.

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Brit actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw went along with the luncheon's garden party theme in a satin floral Vivienne Westwood tea party frock, pale pink Kurt Geiger pumps and a splash of color with a Rodo clutch. Such a pretty look!

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"I am wearing Honor Woman, I also wore Honor last night, and also to the Vanity Fair Young Hollywood event. I'm obsessed with this designer," said the actress about her 3-piece skirt suit.

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"I am wearing a Suno dress –– flower, retro, naughty little cut-out situation happening," boasted Beharie.

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"Alexander Wang! I love these, they're like structural."

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Tika Sumpter absolutely looked stunning in a Bibhu Mohopatra patterned dress and Saint Laurent heels, but humbly joked, "I did not wake up like this, it took a couple of hours –– and then I woke up like this." We can't all be like Beyonce.

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"I kind of had a fashion emergency disaster before I left the house so I had to change my outfit last minute. This wasn't the intended outfit," revealed Bryant, who still looked effortlessly fab in a Reem Acra cocktail dress and J. Crew ballet flats.

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"I would have been in heels," shared the actress on her fabulous fashion mishap, "and they would have been pink, so then I had to opt for comfort instead." They're adorable any how! #TeamFlats.

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The Scandal star makes being pregnant look ultra effortless and chic in this Calvin Klein asymmetrical caftan-style dress, an Emm Khuo clutch and Jimmy Choo 'Anouk' pumps.

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The actress accented her wedding ring beautifully with a diamond Eva Fehren X ring.

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Washington held on to an Emm Kuo ‘Guggenheim’ oyster shell, black resin and stingray minaudière clutch with blue lapis details. Lovely!

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Correspondent Rocsi Diaz stood pretty in a Mary Kantrantzou printed dress and pale pink Christial Louboutin pumps.

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Rocsi's drool-worthy ballet pink spiked Pigalle Christian Louboutin pumps were both naughty and nice


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