There were a lot of bright shades on display at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday night for this year’s NAACP Image Awards. Variations on green, blue and peach all made notable appearances, while a handful of metallics along with a few neutrals were also spotted. Here’s an overview of some of the night’s more interesting ensembles.
Kerry Washington opted for a custom Thakoon creation at the event. The pregnant star’s off-the-shoulder blue and peach silk gown was styled with a coordinating Prada clutch as well as a fishtail braid. It was a rich Givenchy Pre-Fall 2014 pleated gown with plunging neckline for Lupita Nyong’o in Pasadena. Givenchy even supplied her clutch along with her footwear, but H.Stern provided the jewelry. Naomie Harris shined in this lacy Valentino Pre-Fall 2014 gown. H.Stern gems, a clutch by Rauwolf and Jimmy Choo heels polished off the look.
Carolina Herrera’s green gown with taupe waist accent was Darby Stanchfield’s selection for the ceremony. The Scandal actress accessorized with diamond H.Stern jewels and a silver Judith Leiber clutch. Tika Sumpter went retro on the red carpet in a champagne-colored Johanna Johnson gown. She played up the vintage vibe with a gold L.K.Bennett clutch and a tassel necklace. Archie Panjabi’s one shoulder draped turquoise gown came from Ports 1961. Martin Katz statement earrings, a Rafe clutch and Jimmy Choo heels wrapped up the look.
Even with such a rainbow of hues at the awards, Naomie’s metallic masterpiece from Valentino really stood out. We also loved Darby’s emerald Carolina Herrera. Do you have a favorite look from the annual awards?