Ciara brought slick style to the 2022 Imagine Ball on Sunday night.
While arriving at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood, the Grammy Award-winning musician posed in a black leather dress. Her off-the-shoulder number featured a motorcycle jacket-like front zipper and cargo pockets, given a modern twist with a folded neckline and asymmetric hem. The piece was cinched with a wide attached belt, and complete with long sleeves that slouched over a matching set of black leather gloves. Rimless Balenciaga sunglasses, large gold hoop earrings, and layered gold and diamond necklaces completed her outfit.
When it came to footwear, the “1, 2 Step” singer finished her ensemble with a set of platform boots. Her round-toed black leather style featured Chelsea side panels with a glossy patent finish, creating a double-leather moment that mixed textures together. The set earned a bold height boost from flared block heels totaling at least 5 inches in height, as well as thick platform soles. Ridged outsoles completed the pair with a distinctly grungy edge.
Platform boots like Ciara’s are a top fall trend, due to their ease to pull on and off — as well as, naturally, their height-boosting soles and heels. Block-heeled styles have emerged in a range of finishes and materials in numerous brands’ autumn collections, including Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, Versace and Naturalizer.
The Imagine Ball is an annual event held to benefit Imagine LA, a nonprofit working towards ending family poverty and homelessness. The 2022 occasion at West Hollywood’s Peppermint Club notably honored Earvin “Magic” Johnson with the Rise Together Award, and featured a musical performance by David Foster. Equally star-studded were the event’s attendees, which included Ciara, Katharine McPhee and Pia Toscano.