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Stars serve looks at the CDFA Awards

FASHION ROYALTY: Naomi Campbell received the fashion icon award

BLACK GIRL magic shone gracefully at this year’s CDFA ceremony, which saw stars Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Winnie Harlow, Ciara and more wearing eye-catching looks.

Issa Rae sparkled on stage as she hosted the fashion awards show wearing a bold blue Pyer Moss outfit. However, instead of making headlines for her double outfit change, the Insecure creator and star is trending for her monologue that skewered rapper Kanye West.


TRUE BLUE: Issa Rae didn't hold back in her criticism of Kanye West (Image: Issa Rae/Instagram)

Rae used her time on stage to share her thoughts on West's recent comments. She said: “I’m about as fashionable as Kanye is black. Only when it’s convenient," she said. "That joke was my choice, just like slavery.”

West’s recent comments saw a wave of backlash across social media, with fans outraged at his problematic remarks.

During her monologue, Rae added: "I’m the first person of colour to ever host this so I really can’t **** up, which is crazy especially considering the impact our culture has had on fashion.”

The Looks
Later on in the evening, Rae switched from the glitzy outfit choice into a bright green Sergio Hudson double-breasted suit.

Among the attendees was iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell. She dazzled in a red spring 2018 Calvin Klein fringe pom-pom dress, designed by chief creative officer Raf Simons. The 48-year-old took home the fashion icon award.

Actress Lupita Nyong’o turned heads in a strapless black and white Versace gown that she matched with a feather embroidered chocker. The Black Panther star shimmered wearing a gold look on her lips, which fans have applauded on social media.

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