Memorable Looks Celebrities Have Worn By Black Designers

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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.

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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

Jason Rembert is a stylist and fashion designer, responsible for some of the best looks we've seen lately. He worked with Mary J. Blige for her 2022 Billboard Awards look in which she received the Icon Award. According to the fashion designer's Instagram, he's also worked with the pop singer, Lizzo, and the legendary Queen Latifah.

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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

Sergio Hudson's resume goes on and on. He worked with the original Gossip Girl cast member, Blake Lively multiple times. She even wore Sergio Hudson while discussing her favorite looks with Vogue. The fashion designer has worked with supermodel, Iman, and the incredible actor, Kerry Washington.

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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

LaQuan Smith designed Ciara's swimsuit for this year's Sports Illustrated issue. He's also worked with rapper Latto and Venus Williams for Harpers Bazzar. He sports his own looks on his Instagram which I am obsessed with.

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

Dua Lipa at 2021 Fashion Awards

Maximilian works with the iconic Rihanna and his looks are always seen first on the runway.

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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

Fashion designer Pyer Moss' brand is high fashion meets street style. Every piece has a story to tell that evokes dialogue, Kerbito sported the vest for the American Theme at the 2021 Met Gala.

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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
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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

Jordan Alexander and Christopher John Rogers debuted the look at the Met Gala, making it the 28-year-old actor's first red carpet since her Gossip Girl reboot newfound fame. Gigi Hadid and Ann Hathaway have been spotted in New York City wearing the brand. Looks like the designer has a thing for vibrant colors!

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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
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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.

The Jamaican-born designer, Edvin Thompson, showed up to the event with the sprinter to show off their looks. 

The Jamaican-born designer, Edvin Thompson, showed up to the event with the sprinter to show off their looks.

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

Some other celebrities that have worn his jewelry line include Yara Shadidi, Megan Thee Stallion, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles and so many more. Diamonds are a girl's best friend. 

Some other celebrities that have worn his jewelry line include Yara Shadidi, Megan Thee Stallion, Meghan Markle, Simone Biles and so many more. Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

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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.

Georgia Medley is a fashion editor at Elle UK and a stylist. She has worked with Jada Pinkett Smith multiple times and even Bridgerton's Golda Rosheuvel.

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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
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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

Law Roach has a history of styling some top-notch looks. He's Zendaya's stylist and has worked with Bella Hadid, Venus Williams, and Kerry Washington multiple times. You may have also spotted the stylist on Legendary on HBO Max as a judge, and my favorite, America's Next Top Model. True luxury as his Instagram says.

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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.
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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

Jason Bolden has come a long way from styling as he got his start in luxury retail. Bolden has styled some of your favorite celebrities including Sabrina Carpenter, Storm Reid, Yara Shadidi, Gabrielle Union, Michael B. Jordan, and more. You also may recognize him on Netflix's Styling Hollywood along with his husband Adair Curtis, they share JSN studio, a company all about celebrity styling and decor.

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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
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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

The fashion stylists Wayman and Micah have styled celebrities like Logan Browning, Danny Ramirez, Tessa Thompson, and Jodi Turner-Smith. After having separate careers, the duo joined together in 2013 because what's better than one? Two!

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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

Jovana Louis's clothes are known to contour and highlight the perfections of every woman's body. The designer has worked with housewife, Garcelle Beauvais, and Saweetie.

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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

Beyoncé's long-time stylist, Ty Hunter, revealed that though the dress seems to be floating on Bey, it was the heaviest dress the singer has ever worn. Ty Hunter is known to be Beyoncé's personal stylist but he has also worked with Billy Porter, Jay Z, and of course, Destiny's Child.

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