Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

The BLUE Scholarship Gala to benefit Spelman College brought out heavy-hitters and glam threads. Oh, and a strange bird costume from Star Jones.

Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Chairman and CEO of BET Debra Lee plays with retro shapes to flattering effect.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Shaun Robinson is softly elegant.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Cicely Tyson would apparently rather wear fur than go naked, or not wear fur.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Melanie Kusin shows off the mania for 20's beading.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Alfre Woodard does an Old Hollywood iteration.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Lynn Whitfield: pure bombshell in an old-school wrap.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Star Jones: Miss Adelaide called. She's going on in five and wants her "Bushel and a Peck" costume back.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Rosalind Brewer's dress isn't easy to walk in, but do you want to move when you're encased in a cylinder of Cookies and Cream?


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Deborah Roberts' choker, in combination with her neckline, creates something of a "Green Ribbon" effect.


Beauty—And A Birdly Beast Of A Dress—At Charity GalaS

Tamara Mellon, in a startlingly good Oscar costume.



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