The annual awards show hosted Sunday night in Los Angeles saw celebrities like Cynthia Erivo, Taraji P. Hensen, Billy Porter, Lizzo, Mary J. Blige and many others come together to celebrate the year’s biggest cultural moments while wearing standout fashion looks from recent runway collections.
Hensen, who hosted the show for the second year in a row, made several outfit changes during the ceremony that resonated with spectators. The actress’ first look, however, seemed to make the biggest impression, as Hensen looked to a rhinestone-embellished Tom Ford gown.
Porter, known for his eclectic, high-fashion style, also wowed spectators on the red carpet wearing a futuristic, pointed shoulder sweater dress and matching skirt from Rick Owens.
Here, WWD rounds up some of the most standout fashion moments from the 2022 BET Awards. Scroll on for more and click through the above gallery to see all the red carpet looks.
Taraji P. Hensen in Tom Ford
As the show’s host, Hensen had a slew of outfits for the 2022 BET Awards. The actress started off the evening walking the BET Awards red carpet wearing a rhinestone-encrusted, fitted gown with a chain embellishment designed by Tom Ford.
Lizzo in Gucci
Grammy-winning musician Lizzo went with a modernized take on old Hollywood glamour for the 2022 BET Awards. The musician wore a custom Gucci blue metallic draped dress accented with black feathers on the sleeves and hem.
Cynthia Erivo in Louis Vuitton
Erivo brought her signature colorful style to the 2022 BET Awards, wearing a look from Louis Vuitton’s recent resort 2023 collection. The Oscar-nominated actress wore a two-piece, multicolored ensemble paired with gold platform heels.
Billy Porter in Rick Owens
Porter, known for his eclectic style, went with a gothic-inspired look for the 2022 BET Awards. The “Pose” actor wore a pointed shoulder, gray wool sweater and matching skirt from Rick Owens’ fall 2022 ready-to-wear collection.
Janelle Monáe in Roberto Cavalli
Monáe looked to Roberto Cavalli’s fall 2022 rtw collection for the BET Awards, wearing a black draped, sheer dress accented with leather straps and a floral embellishment.
According to Monáe’s stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn, the singer’s red carpet look was partially a response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion after nearly 50 years. The stylist posted photos of Monáe on social media with the caption, “My body, my choice.”
Mary J. Blige in Tony Ward
Blige attended the 2022 BET Awards wearing a simple, yet chic look from Tony Ward. The musician wore a matching white one-sleeved crop top paired with a ruched maxiskirt with a thigh-high slit from the designer.
Saucy Santana in Area
Rapper Saucy Santana went with a bold red carpet look for the BET Awards, wearing a yellow and green houndstooth print sculptural blazer jacket paired with knee-high feathered ombré boots from Area’s spring 2022 rtw collection. The look was styled by Law Roach.
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