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

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


Shaun Robinson is softly elegant.


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


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


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Alfre Woodard does an Old Hollywood iteration.


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


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


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?


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


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Tamara Mellon, in a startlingly good Oscar costume.



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