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Our cover girl graced us with her presence at the 2014 ESSENCE Magazine Upfront event in a sweet pleated grey frock and T-straps. Lovely!
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Union, formerly the face of Miu Miu's genius short film The Door supported designer Miuccia Prada's presentation at Paris Fashion Week clad in a naughty navy Miu Miu ensemble, naturally.
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Gabrielle Union slid into Entertainment Weekly's pre-Emmy party in a Balmain gown with a sexy up-to-there slit and killed it! Her Giuseppe Zanotti T-strap sandals and a Jimmy Choo clutch were definitely the perfect pairing.
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Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade attend the 'Miu Miu Women's Tale' Premiere during the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Sala Darsena in Venice, Italy.
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She's red hot and she knows it! This siren jumpsuit by Bec & Bridge paired with snakeskin sandals was one sassy number at the BET 2013 Upfront event.
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The Being Mary Jane beauty slays the carpet in this off-white embroidered Zac Posen style and metallic heels.
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Union wears an appropriate body-con dress at ESPN Magazine's 5th annual 'Body Issue' party and looks simply stunning.
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At the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Ball hosted by BET in D.C., Union celebrated royally in a rich pleated purple Herve L. Leroux gown.
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Union's BET Honors 2013 pre-dinner ensemble was a prelude to the fabulous looks she'd wear as hostess of the awards show. The actress dined in a strapless Christian Siriano number, Giuseppe Zannotti pumps and a Ferragamo clutch.
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The BET Honors hostess stepped out fearlessly in her red carpet look for 2013's show: an olive Emilio Pucci gown with a sexy keyhole cutout. Hot!
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This year the actress served us with nine different looks while hosting the BET Honors. Her first on-stage ensemble: a thigh-baring Georges Hobeika gown, matching Giuseppe Zannotti pumps with Loren and Tacori jewels.
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Another BET Honors 2013 look: On the complete opposite end of the color spectrum, Union softened things up with a white fluid peplum style by Mathieu Mirano, accessorized with Loren jewels.
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This hot number was definitely inspired by the Miami heat! Union threw in this bright wild card by Versace with gold Casadei heels.
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While hosting the BET Honors in 2013, the fashionista managed to balance the sexy looks with a few sweet and elegant ones in between. This chiffon Oliver Tolentino Couture gown was a beauty.
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We're almost certain that smoke is because of the dress! At 2013's BET Honors, Union was on fire in this cutout Mirielle Dagher cocktail style and matching Casadei pumps.
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When she isn't in a demure look, she's taking it there in peek-a-boo styles. At the Urbanworld Film Festival, Union brought sexy back in a metallic silver Bill Blass dress with a flirty keyhole design and black Giuseppe Zanotti pumps.
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Union gets it right it in white at an Anderson Live taping in New York City. The diva works a fit-and-flare classic Americana-style dress.
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The actress takes a break from sophisticated solids in this patterned Naeem Khan beaded cocktail dress at a Miami fundraiser for her boyfriend Dwyane Wade's charitable foundation. Such a lively number!
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While some opted for attention-grabbing styles at BET's Black Girls Rock Awards 2012, Gabby kept it classic in a lace cap-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana pencil dress.
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At the Think Like a Man screening in New York, Union wore a tastefully revealing red dress.
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At the Atlanta premiere, Union went Southern belle-style, with a long, flowy Bill Blass pleated dress and Judith Leiber clutch.
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Union looked stunning in another Bill Blass number. This simple white style stood out perfectly against her strappy turquoise platforms.
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Union gets girly in a Jason Wu petal print dress at InStyle's Dinner With a Designer event. The studded Valentino platforms add a bit of edge to this dainty look.
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Union's cut-out Emilio Pucci gown was a definite head-turner at Clive Davis' pre-Grammys event.
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At the BET Honors pre-dinner in 2012, Union wore a svelte one-shoulder dress by J Mendel, shoes Giussepe Zanotti, and ring by Amarapali.
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Wardrobe change #1 at the 2012 BET Honors: Union set a stylish tone for the night in an ivory pearl embellished cap sleeved sheath dress by Emilio Pucci, earrings by Kara Ross, clutch by Judith Leiber, and shoes by Brian Atwood.
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Wardrobe change #2 at the 2012 BET Honors: Union sparkled in a strapless sequin dress by Dolce & Gabbana, jewels by Kara Ackerman, and shoes by Giuseppe Zannotti.
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Wardrobe change #3: Union stood statuesque in a silk ultra deep-V gown by Rubin Chapelle, and jewels by Meus.
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Wardrobe change #4: Gabrielle looked lovely in a teal draped and beaded gown by Amanda Wakeley, earrings by Auden, and cuff by Joan Hornig.
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Wardrobe change #5: In a one-shoulder gown by Emilio Pucci, jewels by Kara Ackerman, and shoes by Christian Louboutin, Union added a softer touch to the night.
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Wardrobe change #6 at the 2012 BET Honors: It was her moment to shine in a bodycon dress by Mandalay, earrings by Lizzy Couture and shoes by Casadei.
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Wardrobe change #7 at the 2012 BET Honors: Sharing the stage with our First Lady, Gabrielle stood gorgeous in a gown by Johanna Johnson, earrings by Dana Rebecca, and a bracelet by Lizzy Couture.
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Wardrobe change #8 at the 2012 BET Honors: Union transformed in a gown by Alberta Ferretti, earrings by Jack Vartanian, shoes by Jimmy Choo, and bracelet by Kara Ackerman.
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Wardrobe change #9 at the 2012 BET Honors: This strapless gown by Badgley Mischka, with matching cuff by Graziella and earrings by Meus, was the best color moment of the night.
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At her man Dwyane Wade's 30th birthday bash, Union stepped out in a sexy silk deep-V Marc Bouwer gown and YSL shoes.
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At Miami Art Basel, Union sported a cute and creative dress by Balenciaga.
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Her most recent style stunner was a shocking pink Azzedine Alaia dress and shoes at Miami Art Basel's Dior event.
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This vintage Lanvin dress was a major fashion moment for Union. The colors, prints and patterns livened up the Jeffrey Kalinsky Hosts Evenings In Vogue event.
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This baby-doll dress by Shoshanna and Gucci calf hair D'orsays were such a fun mix at the "A Night of Firsts" event presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle.
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At the American Giving Awards, Union gave pure fashion in a Rafael Cennamo plume feather dress and sky-high heels by Casadei.
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At the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Awards Honoring Iman and Missoni, Union dressed for the occasion in a ombré Missoni knit gown.
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This was a true biker babe moment for Union, wearing a leather Rozae Nichols dress and YSL heels at Kevin Hart's Laugh At My Pain Los Angeles premiere.
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Wearing an Emilio Pucci lace dress and chunky Giuseppe Zanotti wedges to a Transformers premiere, Union transformed into a total babe.
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At Charlize Theron's Africa Outreach Project World Premiere, Union went for a sophisticated yet fashion-forward belted cream dress by Rachel Roy.
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At a Miami boutique opening hosted by Dwyane Wade, Union supports by pairing her watch with a one-shoulder Soshanna mini, Charlotte Olympia clutch, and YSL platforms.
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At the Three Time World Club Champions Real Madrid CF Meet & Greet, Union wore a classic and clean-cut bright white Antonio Berardi midi dress and Giuseppe Zanotti peep-toe pumps.
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