rom January to December, celebrities took their turns to dazzle when it comes to style. What stands out are the intricately crafted designs, the beauty takes, and the matching charisma that made us swoon all through 2022. Well, it’s that time of the year when we dig into the year’s best red-carpet moments that stole our hearts and made us gasp at our screens.
This year, celebrities went hard, either at the Met Gala, film festivals, fashion weeks, movie premieres, press tours, or award shows. There were more than a few Black celebrities who understood the assignment, making exciting statements on and off duty, and it’s a pleasure to often reminisce.
These are 10 of 2022 most fashionable black celebs that made the year a sartorial bliss…
#10. Marsai Martin
Black-ish star Marsai Martin said, “hold up, let the slay intensify.” How else do you describe this 18-year-old’s steady sartorial strides among other wins? The youngest Hollywood producer made her runway debut at Missoni’s fashion show in Milan, launched her reusable nail brand, MaribyMarsai, and made an appearance at Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show. Needless to say, Martin continues to redefine her personal style as she transitions into young adulthood.
At the WACO Wearable Art Gala, Martin snapped in a dramatic Julian Mendez look, and on her 18th birthday, she showed that her recent style takes haven’t been a fluke as she rocked a green Dashone by Dash number with gloves — perfection. It might take some getting used to, but the child star-turned-stylish adult isn’t showing signs of slowing down.
#9. Thuso Mbedu
The Academy Museum Gala was IT for Thuso Mbedu as she show-stopped in a Giambattista Valli number which featured a grand high-low skirt styled with a floral embroidered crop top, soft makeup, and short blonde hair. The Woman King star spent half the year making “cover girl” appearances and interviews, and she did that decked in major fashion takes.
At LACMA, Mbedu looked ravishing in a pleated Gucci dress. The star also dressed in a menswear-themed outfit for a Louis Vuitton dinner held in London, and it was a case of a hit bringing in the heat. With all these and more, it’s no surprise that the South African actress is one of 2022 most fashionable Black celebs. And at this rate, we can’t wait to see what the coming years bring.
#8. Kelly Rowland
A full-on animal print dress when done wrong winds up as tacky, but it’s nothing to be shocked about when Kelly Rowland slayed to perfection at the AMAs wearing a strapless, high-slit leopard print Nicolas Jebran gown. For the most part of the year, Rowland opted for sassy looks that accentuated her feminine side. This has been her style tone through 2022, and even when in a suit, the lady is indeed a lady in full bloom.
For the iHeartRadio Awards, Rowland wore a woven Georges Hobeika fringe dress, and then she did a thing at the Nope Movie premiere in a black sheer Mugler cut-out ensemble. It’s definitely safe to say this year activated Rowland’s wild side.