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Memorable Looks Celebrities Have Worn By Black Designers

The red carpet is the perfect time to celebrate Black designers.

Something that's missing quite often is the diversity in red carpet looks. Versace, Gucci, and Valentino can get boring, but what keeps me on the edge of my seat is the Black designers and stylists that come to slay. From LaQuan Smith to Aliétte, some of your favorite and most memorable red carpet looks come from Black designers and stylists.

1. Kehlani in Aliétte by Jason Rembert. The singer stuns the red carpet in a bedazzled two-piece suit set at the 2021 Met Gala red carpet. With 70,000 crystals, to be exact, she killed this look and the two-toned hair was totally on-trend.

Kehlani at the 2021 Met Gala

2. Keke Palmer in Sergio Hudson with a daring smoky eye and a floor-length shimmering black gown at the 2021 Met Gala red carpet. Looks like she got the message to support Black designers, and she served!

Keke Palmer at 2021 Met Gala

3. Winnie Harlow in LaQuan Smith. Harlow has worked with the designer multiple times and the two actually walked the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet together. The model shines in a modern twist on 1920s flapper style dress with a high slit showing her graceful legs.

Winnie Harlow at the 2020 Golden Globes Awards

4. Dua Lipa in Maximilian, glowing in a custom crepe gown at the 2021 Fashion Awards red carpet.

Dua Lipa at 2021 Fashion Awards

5. Amanda Seales in Pyer Moss at the 2020 BET Awards. The multi-pattern dress kept the audience live via screens since the event was hosted virtually.

Amanda Seales at the 2020 Bet Awards

6. Tracee Ellis Ross, also in Pyer Moss, at the 2018 American Music Awards. The former Black-ish star wears a salmon pink and contrasting black oversized suit. Giving '80s vibes with the slick back wet look and dramatic jewelry.

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2018 American Music Awards red carpet

7. Jordan Alexander in Christopher John Rogers in a light green corset-style gown that transforms into an array of colors throughout the bottom at the 2021 Met Gala red carpet.

Jordan Alexander at the 2021 Met Gala

8. Greta Lee in Christopher John Rogers in a plush floor length green two piece skirt set.

Greta Lee at the 2019 Emmy Awards on the purple carpet

9. Sha'Carri Richardson rocking Theophilio with a dark, sinister Cinderella twist. The sprinter says she felt like "Cinderella" walking the 2021 Met Gala steps.

10. Gabrielle Union shines in Mateo New York jewelry. The staple earrings are common in the designers' look book.

11. Jada Pinkett Smith styled by Georgia Medley at the infamous 2022 Oscars red carpet. In a breath-taking, emerald green Jean Paul Gaultier gown, the dramatic veil was the real show stopper. Georgia Medley says it was the star's first choice for the night.

Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2022 Oscars.

12. Viola Davis looks stunning in Lavie by CK. Dressed for her backyard 2021 Golden Globes red carpet because of the pandemic, Viola Davis still managed to put on a show. The mermaid gown with vibrant yellows, blues, reds, and pinks looked amazing.

13. Laverne Cox wears Lavie by CK to the 2021 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards. Another mermaid gown with a well-done pattern sequence.

Laverne Cox at the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards black carpet

14. Zendaya styled by Law Roach in a jaw-dropping Cinderella transformation. It's no surprise Zendaya is styled by the legendary Law Roach. In a beautiful dramatic ball gown made by Tommy Hilfiger, Zendaya declares her role as Cinderella at the 2019 Met Gala, joined by Law Roach himself.

Zendaya and Law Roach at the 2019 Met Gala

15. Ariana Grande, also styled by Law Roach, for the 2020 Grammys in an astounding custom grey ball gown by Giambattista Valli haute couture.

Ariana Grande at the 2020 Grammys red carpet.

16. Lori Harvey, styled by Jason Bolden, at the 2022 Met Gala red carpet. She's draped in a black Michael Kors gown with the midsection cut out to bare her killer abs. This is why Pilates is a trend, so good job, Jason!

Lori Harvey at the 2022 Met Gala red carpet

17. Jason Bolden also styled Vanessa Hudgens in a long, sleek, black shimmer gown with cutouts by Michael Kors at the 2022 Oscars red carpet.

Vanessa Hudgens at the 2022 Oscars red carpet

18. Regina King styled by Wayman and Micah in a floor-length, sparkling baby blue gown with wings by Louis Vuitton for the 2021 Oscars red carpet.

Regina King at the 2021 Oscars red carpet

19. Heather Packer in Jovana Louis at the 2022 Oscars red carpet alongside husband Will Packer. Another emerald green dress, this time strapless, with a beautiful bow on the back and a nosey high slit.

Heather Packer

20. And one of my very favorite looks is Beyoncé, styled by Ty Hunter, in a revealing sheer dress bedazzled on her arms, breasts, and bum creating the perfect silhouette of the icon's body. She wears Givenchy at the 2015 Met Gala red carpet.

Beyoncé stuns the 2015 Met Gala red carpet

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