Last nights' NAACP Image Awards honored members of the African-American community (Aretha, Stevie) for various achievements, but one of the great unspoken achievements of the evening was the red carpet-wear. The women, on the whole, all looked beautiful, sophisticated, and fresh: America Ferrera was radiant, Chandra Wilson sparkled, and Jordin Sparks boasted a million-watt smile. There were, of course, the inevitable unfortunate choices. And while it would give anyone great glee to see Omarosa in an all-wrong dress, it hurs me to see Sydney Poitier (Death Proof) and Vanessa Williams looking less than their best. I did a double-take, however, when I saw Eva Pigford, left, who looks like an old-school glamor girl now: She's come so far since her days under Tyra's tutelage! The full Good, Bad, and Ugly after the jump.


The Good:

Short and sparkly looks great on Chandra Wilson.

Kate Walsh: Case in point of why I'm crazy for navy.

Jordin Sparks: The girl next door gets all dressed up — and looks great.

America Ferrera is nothing short of picture perfect.


The Bad:

Will someone please tell me what happened to Jurnee Smollett?

Sydney Poitier's dress just looks dated and tired.

Omarosa: Still fired.

Vanessa Williams' dress could have been great.



The Ugly:

I spy with my bionic eye an Erin Fetherston for Target heart tote bag on the arm of CCH Pounder.

Did Christel Khalil wear her saloon girl Halloween costume on the red carpet?


[All photos via Bauer-Griffin.]