Last night, Los Angeles was abuzz as celebrities stepped onto the red carpet for a particularly special event this award season: the 51th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to its website, “The event celebrates the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”
Among the celebrities, activists, and thought leaders in attendance were Tracee Ellis Ross, Lizzo, Yara Shahidi, and others. Rihanna was presented with the President’s Award on stage and gave an impassioned and inspiring speech—and, of course, everyone wowed us with their stunning ensembles on the red carpet too. Read on to see our favorite looks from the NAACP Image Awards.