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    73 Black Celebs Who Attended The 2021 Met Gala And Proved Why Their Face Card Never Gets Declined

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    1. Normani

    Normani wears a long sleeve brightly colored floor length gown with puffy sleeves
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    A close up of Normani as she shows off her matching eyeshadow
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    2. Yara Shahidi

    Yara Shahidi wears a floor length strapless gown with diamonds patterned sewn into it and matching elbow length gloves
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    A close up of Yara Shahidi as she smiles brightly
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    3. Tessa Thompson and Zoë Kravitz

    Tessa Thompson wears a high neck mini dress and Zoë Kravitz wears a see through diamond gown
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    A close up of Tessa Thompson and Zoë Kravitz as they pose on the Met Gala carpet
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    4. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams wears a light colored lace body suit under a floor length three-toned fuzzy cape
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    A close up of Serena Williams as she poses on the Met Gala carpet
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    5. Naomi Osaka

    Naomi Osaka wears a Japanese-style dress with floor length ruffle sleeves
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    A close up of Naomi Osaka shows off her matching eyeshadow and intricate braids
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    6. Winnie Harlow

    Winnie Harlow wears a sheer cut out body suit with a matching cape
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    A close up of Winnie Harlow as she poses on the Met Gala red carpet
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    7. Rihanna

    Rihanna wears an oversized gown with a high neck collar
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    A close up of Rihanna's dark makeup and beanie
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    8. A$AP Rocky

    A$AP Rocky enters the Met Gala with a knit blanket wrapped around him
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    A$AP Rocky smiles while walking up the Met Gala stairs
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    9. Alicia Keys

    Alicia Keys wears a long sleeve collared shirt with a floor length ruffle skirt
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    A close up of Alicia Keys shows off her minimal makeup and bold lipstick
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    10. Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong'o wears a long denim strapless gown
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    A close up of Lupita Nyong'o as she poses on the Met steps
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    11. Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige wears a long sleeve deep v-neck gown with a slit up her thigh
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    A close up of Mary J. Blige as she shows off her matching makeup
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    12. Ciara

    Ciara wears a long sleeve glittery gown with a football jersey number on the bodice
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    A close up of Ciara as she shows off her matching make up
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    13. Chloe x Halle

    Chloe Bailey wears a long sleeve light colored gown with a slit up her thigh and Halle Bailey wears a brightly colored fringe mini dress
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    Chloe x Halle pose together on the Met steps holding hands
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    14. Gabrielle Union

    Gabrielle Union wears an intricate light colored gown
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    A close up of Gabrielle Union as she shows off her natural makeup
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    15. Paloma Elsesser

    Paloma Elsesser wears a floor length tight bodice gown
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    A close up of Paloma Elsesser as she poses on the Met Gala carpet
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    16. Megan Thee Stallion

    Megan Thee Stallion wears an A-line lightly colored dress
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    A close up of Megan Thee Stallion shows off her natural makeup
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    17. Alton Mason

    Alton Mason wears a matching light colored suit jacket and pants with bedazzled fringe on both
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    A close up of Alton Mason as he poses on the Met Gala carpet
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    18. Lil Baby

    Lil Baby wears a dark suit on top of a matching turtleneck with a diamond cross necklace
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    A close up of Lil Baby on the Met Gala carpet
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    19. Nia Dennis

    Nia Dennis wears a floor length long sleeve sparkly gown
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    A close up of Nia Dennis shows her eyeshadow matches her make up
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    20. Cordae

    Cordae wears a long trench coat over dark slacks
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    A close up of Cordae as he looks down
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    21. Natalia Bryant

    Natalia Bryant wears a floral gown with a bubble skirt and long train
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    A close up of Natalia Bryant as shows off her beehive hairstyle
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    22. Ava DuVernay

    Ava DuVernay wears a dark puffy sleeve floor length gown and matching gloves
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    A close up of Ava DuVernay as she shows off her winged eyeliner and bold lipstick
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    23. Indya Moore

    Indya Moore wears high-waisted light colored shorts and a dark long sleeve blouse with a long train
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    A close up of Indya Moore as they show off their head tattoo
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    24. Joan Smalls

    Joan Smalls wears a floor length sparkling halter top gown
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    A close up of Joan Smalls as she shows off her dark eye makeup
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    25. Allyson Felix

    Allyson Felix wears a long sleeve fuzzy floor length gown
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    Allyson Felix showing off her matching eye makeup
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    26. Virgil Abloh

    Virgil Abloh wears a light colored suit and jacket with a sheer train coming from the belt of the slacks
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    A close up of Virgil Abloh as he stands on the Met stairs
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    27. Jackie Aina

    Jackie Aina wears a brightly colored thin strap gown with a slit up the thigh
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    A close up of Jackie Aina as she smiles brightly
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    28. Lil Nas X

    Lil Nas X poses by looking over his shoulder while wearing a long sleeve jumpsuit
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    A close up of  Lil Nas X as he wears his suit of armor
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    29. Amanda Gorman

    Amanda Gorman wears a short brightly colored dress with a long train
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    A close up of Amanda Gorman shows off her crystal headband and matching eye make up
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    30. Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson wears a long sleeve gown with a mermaid train
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    A close up of Jennifer Hudson as she shows off her natural makeup and bold lipstick
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    31. Saweetie

    Saweetie wears a gown with a cut out on her torso with a long train
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    A close up of Saweetie as she shows off her dark eye makeup
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    32. Teyana Taylor

    Teyana Taylor wears a gown with a criss-cross bodice that shows off her stomach and a long train
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    A close up of Teyana Taylor as she shows off her dark eye makeup and dreadlocks
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    33. Kehlani

    Kehlani wears a sparkly cropped blazer with shoulder pads and matching pants
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    A close up of Kehlani as she shows off her dark eye makeup
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    34. Jasmine Tookes

    Jasmine Tookes wears a floor length one shoulder brightly colored gown
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    A close up of Jasmine Tookes as she poses on the Met Gala steps
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    35. Venus Williams

    Venus Williams wears a strapless brightly colored gown with a long train
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    A close up of Venus Williams as she shows off her dark eye makeup and high bun hairstyle
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    36. Keke Palmer

    Keke Palmer wears a long sleeve floor length sparkly gown
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    A close up of Keke Palmer as she shows off her dark eye makeup
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    37. Frank Ocean

    Frank Ocean wears dark slacks, a matching v-neck shirt, and a matching bomber jacket while holding a fake baby
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    A close up of Frank Ocean as he smirks at the camera while holding his fake baby
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    38. Cynthia Erivo

    Cynthia Erivo wears a light colored strapless crop top and a matching long skirt
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    A close up of Cynthia Erivo as she shows off her dark makeup
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    39. Corey Gamble

    Corey Gamble wears a brightly colored button up shirt under a dark suit jacket and matching slacks
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    A close up of Corey Gamble as he throws a peace sign up at the camera
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    40. Steph Curry

    Stephen Curry wears a dark suit with a bold pattern on the shoulder
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    A close up of Stephen Curry as he smiles for the camera
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    41. Ayesha Curry

    Ayesha Curry wears a floor length thin strap sparkly gown with a slit up her thigh
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    A close up of Ayesha Curry as she poses next to her husband, Stephen
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    42. Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton wears a light colored button up shirt that has a long lace train on the hem under a dark suit jacket with matching slacks
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    A close up of Lewis Hamilton as he poses on the steps of the Met
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    43. Law Roach

    Law Roach wears a long dark skirt, matching colored platform boots, and a short sleeve leather blouse
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    A close up of Law Roach as he shows off his watch, rings, and oversized sunglasses
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    44. Sha'Carri Richardson

    Sha'Carri Richardson wears a strapless gown floor length gown with a slit up the thigh
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    A close up of Sha'Carri Richardson as she shows off her natural makeup and multiple oversized choker necklaces
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    45. Miles Chamley-Watson

    Miles Chamley-Watson wears a brightly patterned suit jacket and matching slacks
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    A close up of Miles Chamley-Watson as he shows off his translucent sunglasses
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    46. Kenneth Nicholson

    Kenneth Nicholson wears a floor length sleeveless brightly colored gown
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    A close up of Kenneth Nicholson as he poses with Lewis Hamilton
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    47. Edvin Thompson

    Edvin Thompson wears a dark suit with a bright sparkly slash around his torso and a matching beaded head piece
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    Left to right: Lewis Hamilton, Law Roach, Kehlani, Sha'Carri Richardson, Theophilio Edvin Thompson and Alton Mason pose on the Met Gala steps
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    48. Lil Uzi Vert

    Lil Uzi Vert wears a dark skirt over matching leggings and a matching knee length overcoat
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    A close up of Lil Uzi Vert as he throws up the "hang loose" sign with his hand and sticks his tongue out
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    49. Erykah Badu

    Erykah Badu wears a long dark oversized cape-like coat and a matching top hat
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    A close up of Erykah Badu as she poses while looking over her shoulder
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    50. Tyler Mitchell

    Tyler Mitchell wears a brightly colored suit with the word "Borde" embroidered on the blazer
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    A close up of Tyler Mitchell as he looks off to the side
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    51. Laura Harrier

    Laura Harrier wears a long sleeve v-neck shiny gown
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    A close up of Laura Harrier as she shows off her natural makeup
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    52. Simone Biles

    Simone Biles wears a dark bodysuit with snowflakes embroidered on it under a glittery bodice with a long train
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    A close up of Simone Biles as she shows off her glittery makeup and dangly diamond earrings
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    53. Kid Cudi

    Kid Cudi wears a fuzzy brightly colored sweatshirt over a long skirt with neon colored patches on it
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    A close up of Kid Cudi as he shows off his dark eye makeup and neon colored hair
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    54. Kerby Jean-Raymond

    Kerby-Jean Raymond wears a brightly colored suit underneath a matching cropped bulletproof vest
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    A close up of Kerby-Jean Raymond as he poses on the Met steps
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    55. Tomi Adeyemi

    Tomi Adeyemi wears a short sleeve floor length glittery gown
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    A close up of Tomi Adeyemi as she shows off her glittery eye makeup and dangling earrings
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    56. Whoopi Goldberg

    Whoopi Goldberg wears a short sleeve gown with ruffled layers and brightly colored elbow length gloves
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    A close up of Whoopi Goldberg as she smiles
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    57. Amandla Stenberg

    Amandla Stenberg wears a light colored bodysuit tucked into dark knee length slacks under a long overcoat with a train
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    A close up of Amandla Stenberg as she shows off her natural makeup
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    58. Whitney Peak

    Whitney Peak wears a long sleeve gown with a ruffle layered skirt
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    A close up of Whitney Peak as she shows off her glittery eye makeup
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    59. Storm Reid

    Storm Reid wears a strapless light colored gown with a feather skirt
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    A close up of Storm Reid as she shows off her beaded eye makeup
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    60. Jordan Alexander

    Jordan Alexander wears a strapless neon colored bodice tucked into a skirt that has multiple colors in it
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    A close up of Jordan Alexander as she shows off her colorful eye makeup
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    61. Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross wears a long sleeve high collared brightly colored gown
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    A close up of Tracee Ellis Ross as she smiles and poses while looking over her shoulder
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    62. Adut Akech

    Adut Akech wears a sparkly bandeau and light colored slacks with a matching blazer
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    A close up of Adut Akech as she shows off her dark eye makeup
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    63. Precious Lee

    Precious Lee wears a sparkly skirt suit with fringe on the hem
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    A close up of Precious Lee as she shows off her natural makeup
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    64. Aldis Hodge

    Aldis Hodge wears a light colored suit and matching slacks
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    A close up of Aldis Hodge as he smiles
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    65. Leyna Bloom

    Leyna Bloom wears a strapless shiny gown with a long train
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    A close up of Leyna Bloom as she leans forward smiling
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    66. Imaan Hammam

    Imaan Hammam wears a thin strap glittery gown with stars embroidered on it
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    A close up of Imaan Hammam as she shows off her natural makeup
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    67. Taraji P. Henson

    Taraji P. Henson wears a sparkly bandeau and matching dark pants
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    A close up of Taraji P. Henson as she shows off her dark eye makeup and afro
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    68. Symone

    Symone wears a high neck sleeveless sparkly fringe gown
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    A close up of Symone as she shows off her matching eye makeup and long fingernails
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    69. Ariana DeBose

    Ariana DeBose wears a thin strap ankle length sparkly gown
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    A close up of Ariana DeBose as she shows off her natural makeup
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    70. Mj Rodriguez

    Mj Rodriguez wears a button up blouse with puffy sleeves tucked into a floor length dark high-waist skirt
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    A close up of Mj Rodriguez as she poses on the Met steps
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    71. Janet Mock

    Janet Mock wears a floor length thin strap sparkly gown under a matching ruffle shawl
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    A close up of Janet Mock as she poses by looking over her shoulder
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    72. KiKi Layne and Ashton Sanders

    KiKi Layne wears a dark sparkly strapless gown and Ashton Sanders wears a light colored suit with dark butterflies on it
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    A close up of KiKi Layne and Ashton Sanders as she hugs him from behind
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    73. And finally, Anok Yai

    Anok Yai wears a dark gown with crystal patterns on it under a floor length fuzzy coat
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    A close up of Anok Yai as she shows off her natural makeup
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