And we do mean literally! This was a red carpet blinding in its sparkle!
The sparkle wave was in full force at this event — and to dazzling effect. Exhibit A? Angell Conwell.
S An Old Hollywood-glam Niecy Nash.
S Anika Noni Rose.
S Essence Atkins.
S Holly Robinson Peete.
S Roslyn M. Brock, chair of NAACP, in liquid pewter.
A kicky, sexy turn from Regina King.
SVariations on flame hues also figured prominently: see Demetria McKinney.
SA gorgeous take on the peach trend from Julia Pace Mitchell.
S Keshia Knight Pulliam.
S Pure burgundy elegance for the ever-impeccable Viola Davis. (This is David Meister.)
SAnd yes, white is still making a string showing — although luckily things were rather less creepily bridal than they've been in recent months. Kerry Washington, for instance, went simple, elegant and flawless in Zac Posen.
S Miss Black USA Osas Ighodaro goes a little space-age, a lot fab.
S Tatyana Ali.
SOn the uber-structured front, we have Amber Riley. This Jennifer Salzman isn't my favorite, but her commitment to pure glamour is unquestionable.
S Kat Graham's frock, whatever your opinion, is one of the evening's greatest risks.
S Sofia Vergara, a true modern bombshell, shows the potential of an LBD.
Tia Mowry, in full-on maternity fab.
S Sis Tamara in teal — which, given the runways, isn't going anywhere soon.
S Kimberly Elise channels a starry night.
S Teala Dunn is clearly a style star to watch!
S Sandra Oh contributes a rare print, and man do we love an evening print.
SAnd Halle Berry's Pucci? Whether it's with awe or shock, there's only one word for it: stunning.