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Fantasia Barrino Wins 2024 NAACP Image Award in Mônot Dress With Dramatic Bow Detail for ‘The Color Purple’ Performance

Fantasia Barrino went for classic elegance with a twist at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles.

The star of “The Color Purple” wore a white halter dress from Mônot for the event at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall. The custom creation featured a large black sequin bow on the back and a mermaid bottom. She coordinated with a small Judith Leiber studded evening bag, sequined opera gloves and Le Silla heels. The look was styled by Daniel Hawkins.

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Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on March 16 in Los Angeles.
Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on March 16 in Los Angeles.

Barrino won the NAACP Image Awards’ Best Actress trophy for her role in “The Color Purple.”

“I was afraid to play Celie, but I’m glad I did,” she said onstage. “I kept saying, if I don’t win an award, the awards that I’ll win is the people who will watch ‘Color Purple’ and the women who will relate to her and feel like Oscars when they walk out.”

Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on March 16 in Los Angeles.
Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on March 16 in Los Angeles.

Hairstylist Derickus Crawford gave Barrino’s typically short her a slight tussled look.

Barrino’s “Color Purple” co-stars Taraji P.Henson and Danielle Brooks also attended the event. Henson went 3D in her yellow Del Core dress.

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Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson and Fantasia Barrino at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards on March 16 in Los Angeles.
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