Taraji P. Hensen sparkles in a Tom Ford dress at the 2022 BET Awards – WWD
Taraji P. Henson is never one to play it safe when it comes to red carpet style. True to her style tradition, the 51-year-old “Empire” actress walked the red carpet at Sunday’s BET Awards in Los Angeles in a glitzy look with daring details.
Henson, who was styled by Jason Rembert, posed in a shimmering gray Tom Ford dress on the red carpet, which was encrusted with tiny rhinestones. The floor-length dress, which had thigh-high slits on both sides, featured a thick steel chain strap extending from the left of the dress. Henson wore the long chain wrapped around his neck like a scarf. For the shoes, the actress wore open-toe black Tom Ford disco platforms, wrapping the straps of the shoe delicately around her ankles.
Henson wore her hair in a thigh-grazing ponytail, which helped show off her pear-shaped diamond earrings from Wempe NYC. The Oscar-nominated actress wore light-colored shimmering eyeshadow, accenting her makeup with wispy lashes and a saturated red lip.
Henson is hosting this year’s BET Awards, which is her second time hosting the show. She also hosted the awards ceremony celebrating black talent and culture last year. Ahead of this year’s show, Henson teased that she would be undergoing several outfit changes throughout the night, making her Tom Ford look the debut of her BET Awards looks.
“I have about 14 or 15 changes, she tells me,” she said during an interview with ‘Extra’, adding, “I’m staying away. I’m just allowing my glam squad to spend a day in the field.
The BET Rewards celebrate the achievements of musicians, actors, athletes and more in various fields of entertainment. The first BET Awards were held in 2001 to celebrate black performers and black excellence. JThis year’s show features performances from Lizzo, Latto and Jack Harlow. Major nominations include Doja Cat with six nods, and Ari Lennox and Drake with four nods each.
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