Naomi Campbell Rocks Bold Versace Dress To Honor Donatella Versace, Zoe Kravitz Cuddles With Bae + Celebs Rack Up Wins At 2017 African American Film Critics Awards
Naomi Campbell honored designer Donatella Versace last night, donning one of her designs at the 19th Annual amfAR New York Gala. Iman and Zoe Kravitz also stepped out. Peep their pics, plus who won what at the 2017 African American Film Critics Awards inside…
Supermodel Naomi Campbell always keeps her best model foot forward when it comes to a red carpet. And last night, on the eve of New York Fashion Week, was no different. The 46-year-old worked an orange high slit Versace couture gown from the SS16 collection at the 19th Annual amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street in NYC.
The runway slayer joined fashion designer Donatella Versace on the carpet before the designer was honored at the soiree. The Italian designer dug deep into her pockets at the AIDS charity event, spending a total of $40,000 during the auction.
Another model-designer duo hitting the carpet:
Legendary model Iman WOWED in a red hot Zac Posen gown. She brought the designer along with her as her date for the evening. THIS is what 60+ looks like. Black don’t crack!
“Big Little Lies” star Zoe Kravitz went for a semi risqué look in a white Versace couture gown. She brought her boyfriend Karl Glusman along as her date.
By the way, "Big Little Lies" debuts on Sunday, February 19th at 9pm EST on HBO.
Iman and Naomi took the stage to present Donatella with her award:
In the audience:
Naomi caught up with Iman and snapped selfies with her friends:
Naomi also got kissy with her model friend Heidi Klum.
At an awards event...
It’s awards season!
The 2017 African American Film Critics Awards went down in L.A. last night to honor the black creators and actors in the film industry. WONDALAND honcho Janelle Monae was in the mix to celebrate excellence. She was awarded the Best Breakout Performance for her debut performance in the critically acclaimed film Moonlight.
Moonlight racked up a total of five awards, including Best Independent Film, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, and Best Supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.
“Empire” and “STAR” creator Lee Daniels was recognized with the Cinema Vanguard Award. Daniels has found major success with both of his FOX series.
“Shots Fired” star Sanaa Lathan hit the stage to present Marhershala his award, whom she met about 20 years ago. “All the girls used to call him Hershey bar,” she said. “Lucky for us, he is finally getting the spotlight he deserves in ‘Moonlight.'”
Get ready! "Shots Fired" will premiere on March 22nd on FOX.
“Moesha” alum Sheryl Lee Ralph was SNATCHED to the high heavens in this red number. On the carpet, she reacted to the confirmation of Trump’s nominee Jeff Sessions the new U.S. attorney general. She told the L.A. Times:
“We have been blinded by the reality show. We are getting the politics we voted for -- or didn’t vote for. We are getting exactly what we thought we needed when we found it so easy to turn our noses up at peace, kindness and decency, the way we saw it in the White House the past eight years. So, you like what you got now? Is that who you really are?” she said, addressing the American people.
She leaned in closer. “We’re in bad shape, baby.”
We sure are. SMH.
WERK Wendy Raquel Robinson!
Model/reality star Eva Marcille served up an interesting look on the carpet.
“Queen Sugar” actors Dawn Lynn Gardner, Dondre Whitfield and his wife/producer Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Timon Kyle Durrett came out to accept the Best Drama TV Show Award.
"Scandal" star Joe Morton, “black•ish” sta Marcus Scribner, "Being Mary Jane" star Stephen Bishop and "The Mysteries of Laura" star Laz Alonso held it down for the fellas:
Below is the full list of 2017 AAFCA winners:
Cinema Vanguard: Lee Daniels
Icon Award: Sidney Poitier
Horizon Award: Director-producer Anthony Hemingway (“Underground”)
Legacy Award: Disney animator Floyd Norman
Best Picture: “Moonlight” (A24)
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” (A24)
Best Actor: Denzel Washington, “Fences” (Paramount)
Best Actress: Ruth Negga, “Loving” (Focus Features)
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” – (A24)
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences” (Paramount)
Best Ensemble: The cast of “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Breakout Performance 2017 – Janelle Monae for “Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures”
Best Independent Film: “Moonlight” (A24)
Best Animation Film: “Zootopia” (Disney)
Best Song – “Victory” from “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Best Documentary – “13th” (Netflix)
Best Foreign Film – “Tanna” (Lightyear Entertainment)
Best Screenplay – August Wilson, “Fences” (Paramount)
Best TV Show (Drama) – “Queen Sugar” (OWN)
Best TV Show (Comedy) – “Atlanta” (FX)
Best TV Show (Cable/New Media) – “Underground” (WGN America)
Best TV Show (Special/Limited Series) – “Lemonade” (HBO)
Congrats to everyone!
Photos: Getty/WENN/Paras Griffin