The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People held their annual awards show that celebrates celebrities of color and their accomplishments throughout the year. Never the one to miss a moment to shock and awe the audience, singer and songwriter (and cultural phenomenon) Lizzo showed up to the awards wearing a custom, form-fitting Mary Katrantzou dress.
The dress was covered in geometric patterns of lots of colors including reds, yellows, and blues. There was also an industrial feel with long rectangular patterns near the bottom.
The dress also featured number and shell patterns that while clashing, looks stunning on the performer.
She was there to accept her award for Entertainer of the Year and did so with a gold custom handbag, gold jewelry to match, and some beautiful heals.
She also wore a nice dewy makeup with a soft purple eyeshadow that matched some of the patterns in the busy dress.
But the funnest part of the outfit, it had her name spelled on the side.
It is hard to catch, but the black blocking on the side of her dress had her name spelled out in glitter text that ran the entire length of her body.
This isn’t the first time that Lizzo has been seen in a beautiful Mary Katrantzou piece. Back in 2019, Lizzo wore a Mary Katrantzou cape backward for Time Magazine. Even then, the singer looked amazing with the draped fabric that was covered in a square sequenced pattern along the whole piece.
The cape for the photoshoot with Time not only served as an optical illusion but was also covered in symbols for “alchemy, biology, theology, and philosophy,” as per Insider.
The designer of the dress and the cape expressed how happy she was to have Lizzo wearing her design in an Instagram post, “Queen @lizzobeeating attends the @naacpimageawards tonight wearing custom #marykatrantzou Styling by @brettalannelson Thank you for trusting me.”
And, by the way Lizzo looked, she was glad to have been wearing the designers look.
While wearing her gorgeous dress and receiving the award for entertainer of the year, Lizzo said, “I just want to shout out all the big black girls I bring onstage with me,” she started. “I do that because I want them to know they are the trophies. Since this is the final award of the night, I don’t even want to make it about me. Every last one of you: you are the award. We are so special. We are such a beautiful people.”