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Queen Latifah’s Red Carpet Style Through the Years: Thom Browne, Badgley Mischka and More Looks

Queen Latifah has a long history of memorable red carpet moments. While attending award shows, fashion presentations and movie premieres, the star has sported designer brands like Thom Browne, Pamella Roland, Badgley Mischka and Lanvin, among others.

On Saturday, Latifah will host the 2024 NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Ahead of the event, WWD is breaking down some of her red carpet looks throughout the years.

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Queen Latifah, 2002

Queen Latifah, "8 Mile" Westwood Premiere
Queen Latifah at the “8 Mile” premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif.

During the “8 Mile” premiere in 2002, Latifah arrived in a head-to-toe look from Adidas. The star’s ensemble included an Adidas track suit in a black and green colorway, and white Adidas sneakers.

Queen Latifah, 2003

Queen Latifah, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Queen Latifah at the 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

In 2003, Latifah walked the red carpet at the 60th Golden Globe Awards wearing a powder blue look from Escada. The star wore floral-print pants, a blue blazer with a wrap-style closure and a matching blue top.

Queen Latifah, 2006

Queen Latifah, the 78th Annual Academy Awards
Queen Latifah at the 78th Annual Academy Awards.

In 2006, Latifah arrived at the 78th Academy Awards in a custom dress from Carmen Marc Valvo. The star’s black gown featured a voluminous ruffled skirt and strapless “sweetheart” neckline.

Queen Latifah, 2010

Queen Latifah, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards
Queen Latifah at the 82nd Academy Awards.

For the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010, Latifah walked the red carpet in a baby pink Badgley Mischka gown. The star’s dress featured several embellished details, including a one-shoulder strap and asymmetrical belt.

Queen Latifah, 2013

Queen Latifah, the 2013 Oscars
Queen Latifah at the 82nd Academy Awards.

At the 85th Academy Awards in 2013, Latifah arrived in a white Badgley Mischka gown. The floor-length dress featured a V-neckline and a miniature train.

Queen Latifah, 2014

Queen Latifah, the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
Queen Latifah at the 18th Hollywood Film Awards.

In 2014, Latifah walked the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards in a gold floor-length gown from Badgley Mischka. The mermaid-style dress was from the brand’s pre-fall 2014 collection and featured ornate gold embroidery along the bodice.

Queen Latifah, 2019

Queen Latifah, the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards
Queen Latifah at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards.

Latifah walked the red carpet at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards in a bright orange suit from Sergio Hudson. In addition to a chrome button added to the suit jacket, the star’s pants were adorned with matching orange fringe along the bottom hemline.

Queen Latifah, 2021

Queen Latifah, the BET Awards 2021
Queen Latifah attends the BET Awards 2021.

To the 2021 BET Awards, Latifah wore a full black and white look from Thom Browne. The star’s ensemble was completed with the brand’s mini briefcase bag and boots.

Queen Latifah, 2022

Queen Latifah, the 94th Annual Academy Awards
Queen Latifah at the 94th Academy Awards.

To the 94th Academy Awards in 2022, Latifah walked the red carpet in a bright yellow gown from Pamella Roland. The star accessorized her bold look with a white Roger Vivier clutch and matching Chopard jewelry.

Queen Latifah, 2022

Queen Latifah, TheGrio Awards 2022
Queen Latifah at TheGrio Awards 2022.

Queen Latifah arrived at the TheGrio Awards 2022 in a voluminous yellow gown from Thom Browne. The dress, complete with floral appliqués and white trim, was styled with matching yellow leather gloves.

Queen Latifah, 2023

Queen Latifah, the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023
Queen Latifah at the amfAR Cannes Gala 2023.

In 2023, Latifah attended the amfAR Cannes Gala wearing a custom Lanvin look. The star wore an elongated off-white tuxedo jacket with signature details from the brand, such as a squared train and satin peak lapel.

Queen Latifah, 2023

Queen Latifah, the 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
Queen Latifah at the 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

To the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Queen Latifah wore a long black printed trench coat from Alexander McQueen’s fall 2023 collection. The star accessorized with a singular orchid earring and knuckle clutch bag, both also from Alexander McQueen.

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