Gabrielle Union leads the style pack in gorgeous black and silver dress at Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards
Gabrielle Union was the belle of the ball at the Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards on Thursday night.
The Being Mary Jane star, 44, looked super stylish in a long-sleeved black dress with silver detailing.
The stunning actress added a pair of black heels and wore her bobbed hair styled in soft waves.
Lovely: Gabrielle Union, 44, looked super stylish in a long-sleeved black dress with silver detailing as she arrived to host the Essence Black Women In Hollywood awards on Thursday
The actress accessorized with diamond stud earrings and a shiny emerald green clutch.
Gabrielle showed off her natural beauty by keeping her make-up light
Fashion forward: The Being Mary Jane star added a pair of black heels and wore her bobbed hair styled in soft waves
Pretty star: Gabrielle showed off her natural beauty by keeping her make-up light
Sparkly: The actress accessorized with diamond stud earrings and a shiny emerald green clutch
On the stage: Gabrielle spoke from the stage while hosting the awards show
Gabrielle served as the host for the evening ceremony that spotlights Hollywood's Next Generation of women who are excelling at their craft.
The honorees this year include Hidden Figures star Janelle Monáe, Awkward actress and creator Issa Rae, How to Get Away with Murder's Aja Naomi King and Black-ish star Yara Shahidi.
Janelle looked sensational in a white tailored suit with black and yellow accents.
She carried a matching black and white clutch and wore her hair styled into a large bun piled high on the top of her head.
VIP: Janelle Monáe, who stars in the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, was one of the night's honorees and looked sensational in a white tailored suit with black and yellow accents
Top honor: The singer and actress accepted the Breakthrough Award at the ceremony
Classic style: Honoree Yara Shahidi from Black-ish opted for a black frock with full sheer sleeves featuring silver detailing and a plunging neckline
Bridal beauty: How to Get Away with Murder's Aja Naomi King, another nominee, was simply sensational in a full-length sheer white gown with lace patterns and a revealing bodice panel
She's a winner: Aja accepted the Lincoln Shining Star Award
Sheerly lovely: Honoree Issa rae was pretty in a sheer gown with black patterns slashed to the waist at the front
Top talent: Debbie Allen got together with honoree Issa
Also on hand was Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox.
The trans actress rocked a black gown with drop waist and a see-through panel in the bodice that partially displayed her bosom.
The stylish sleeveless number featured a sheer cape that fell down about her person.
Stylish: Laverne Cox rocked a black gown with drop waist and a see-through panel in the bodice that partially displayed her bosom
Hands on hips: Aja and Laverne put their hands on their hips
Mix and match: Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes wore a patterned full-length dress dotted with white floral patterns and a very tiny cropped black cardigan with long sleeves
Grey's Anatomy showrunner Shonda Rhimes also chose black - wearing a patterned full-length dress dotted with white floral patterns.
The frock had a black band at the waist and Shonda added a very tiny cropped black cardigan with long sleeves.
Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross opted for a see-through outfit over a white satin bra and a nude skirt slip.
It had a ruffled neck and long sleeve sand she added a pair of enormous gold earrings and a gold clutch.
Super sheer: Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross opted for a see-through outfit over a white satin bra and a nude skirt slip
Colleagues: Black-ish co-stars Tracee and Yara posed for photos together on the arrivals carpet
Child star: Quvenzhane Wallis, 13, nominated for an Oscar for the 2012 film Beasts Of The Southern Wild, looked all grown up in a white patterned skirt with black top and cardigan
Mature looks: OITNB actress Danielle Brooks flaunted her cleavage in a low-cut blue velvet gown while Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles wore a tight-fitting jacket and shiny tight black pants
In the pink: Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis was a standout in a puce gown. The Fences star's designer dress featured a cross-halter top
Contrasts: TV personality Vanessa Simmons flaunted curves in a leather bustier while former Access Hollywood anchor Shaun Robinson showed off her skinny frame in a strapless number
Meagan Good wore an offbeat two-piece of floral patterned bandeau top and matching wide-legged culottes with a pair of gold pumps
Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis was in the pink in a puce gown with a cross-halter top.
The Fences star added smoky eye shadow and red lip color.
The finishing touch was a pair of silver hooped earrings.
Vicky Jeudy shimmered in a shiny gold gown with a revealing neckline
Gabrielle Dennis lit up the awards show with a brightly colored dress while June Ambrose opted for a sunshine yellow number paired with red pumps
Keesha Sharp rocked a black jumpsuit with lacy detailing at the bodice that revealed her ample cleavage
Sherri Shepherd shared her infectious smile upon arrival in a black dress
Having fun? Honorees Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King, Yara Shahidi and Janelle Monae shared a joke onstage
The whole gang: Essence magazine editor Vanessa K. De Luca, honorees Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae and Michelle Ebanks posed up a storm together
Having a whale of a time! Honourees and guests got together for a group shot
Guys: Common and Tyrese Gibson brought the testosterone. Common rocked a brown striped suit with matching shirt while Tyrese sported a dinner jacket with bow tie and baggy pants
Striped suit: The rapper took to the stage in his brown striped suit
Amber Stevens West was simply stylish in a white number with a tailored Jacket bodice that revealed some cleavage and wraparound skirt open at the front
Cynthia Erivo was eclectic in blue dress with swirly silver patterns while Yvette Nicole Brown was upbeat in tight black sweater paired with voluminous black flounce skirt
Casual style: Pharrell Williams kept it casual in ripped jeans and a T-shirt for the event
Stage presence: The singer and Hidden Figures co-producer spoke onstage
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