Angela Bassett brought bow-tied drama to the red carpet at Vanity Fair‘s 2023 Oscars party.
Bassett arrived to the occasion at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday night, sweetly bringing her family as her dates: husband Courtney B. Vance, daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance and son Slater Josiah Vance.
For the occasion, the “Black Panther” star wore a bright red satin top with sculpted off-the-shoulder sleeves and a deep sweetheart neckline, cinched in the front with a massive bow. Slim-fitting matching trousers completed her look, allowing the top’s textures to serve as a focal point.
Bassett’s attire was glamorously accessorized with a pair of sparkling gold and ruby chandelier drop earrings, complementing her ensemble’s vibrant hues.
When it came to shoes, Bassett strapped into a towering pair of black platform pumps to complete her outfit. The “Otherhood” star’s set included thin wrapped ankle straps, as well as sharply pointed toes and thick platform soles — all crafted from glossy patent leather. The set was slickly finished with soaring thin stiletto heels totaling at least 5 inches in height, giving Bassett a dynamic height boost on the red carpet.
The annual Oscars after-party hosted by Vanity Fair celebrates the end of the awards season, as well as the winners of the 2023 Academy Awards. The event will feature a red carpet at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, hosted by YouTuber Amelia Dimoldenberg. The carpet is one of the year’s most star-studded events, with 2023 guests including Kylie Jenner, Florence Pugh, Nancy Pelosi and Channing Tatum — as well as Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Brendan Fraser, among others.
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