As the host of BET’s 2017 “Black Girls Rock” awards, “Empire” actress Taraji P. Henson was bound to hold court on the red carpet in a big way. And that she did — with a sexy David Koma dress, skyscraper Jimmy Choo peep-toe platform pumps and a new haircut.
The Oscar nominated star was joined by honorees and other celebrities on Saturday in Newark, N.J., for the pre-taped program airing Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. on the cable network.
“What a night!” she captioned a photo on Instagram, teasing the premiere date.
In May Henson had a blond bob hairstyle, but for the evening honoring women, the “Hidden Figures” star debuted an ombre pompadour ‘do.
Her dress featured an alluring construction that included a plunging neckline, cutouts around the shoulder and a high slit on one side of the leg. She continued to show more flesh down to her shoes, where she revealed a silver pedi in Jimmy Choo’s peep-toe pump style on a 6-inch heel.
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Issa Rae cut an elegant figure in a plunging blush beaded gown by Lei Lou that had a floor-length hem and thigh-high slit, where she showed off a black sandal with delicate straps around the ankle and toe.
Yara Shahidi had on a ladylike Elie Saab gown with Jimmy Choo heels, Dascha Polanco rocked a sizzling Tome red dress with embellished pointed-toe pumps, and congresswoman Maxine Waters embraced red from head-to-toe.
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