Brown skin ruled the red carpet in 2011. Women of color claimed the spotlight in every creative medium—the nonstop appearances of these inspirational women on the red carpet made it clear that brown skin is in!
Women of color who can step outside of the box and are proud of their heritage in a world of plastic surgery, when altering one’s appearance seems to be the norm, deserve applause.
These fashionistas—actresses, musicians and moguls—have shown the world that they are a force to be reckoned with on and off the red carpet!
And speaking of red, Paula Patton, Jennifer Hudson, Taraji P. Henson, Beyoncé and Tracee Ellis Ross rocked red gowns and dresses, while Leona Lewis, Nia Long and Iman got white right. Kerry Washington was a ravishing in yellow and Rosario Dawson was the bomb in blue! Kelly Rowland showed lots of leg in basic black while Zoe Saldana put a spin on mini with a train.
Halle never disappoints and was beyond beautiful in a blinging blush hued gown and Estelle was worth her weight in a sequined gold gown. Solange retained her Red Carpet Rebel Solange with a mixed fabric number, Nicki Minaj took to green couture and Thandie Newton was fierce in fucsia.