Tracee Ellis Ross's fashion sense stands the test of time.
Yesterday, the Black-ish star and Pattern Beauty founder shared a throwback photo from a 2002 Harper's Bazaar shoot, captured by famed photographer Patrick Demarchelier. For the image, Ross wore an off-the-shoulder printed minidress with brown leather lace-up boots and a satin head scarf.
"Shot by @patrickdemarchelier for @harpersbazaarus's Best Dressed America list in 2002. I still have everything I'm wearing in this pic!" the actress shared.
Fans were quick to praise the photo in the post's comments section, with some asking Ross to re-create the timeless look—to which the actress quickly obliged.
"As requested: me in the same look as the @harpersbazaarus photo I posted from 2002! 2 quick tries on the iPhone in the midst of a busy Zoom day!" wrote Ross. "Fun fact: I bought this look at a vintage store in San Francisco for $35. And this is why I keep all my stuff: for moments like this!"
The actress, often lauded for her bold style, received the Fashion Icon Award at this year's People's Choice Awards, where she gave a moving speech and credited her mother, Diana Ross, for her love and appreciation of fashion.
"Obviously, I have to thank the icon herself, my mom—not only for her great parenting… but also her example, her sense of style, her epic closet, and her glamour that introduced me to the power of fashion," she said. "After she would finish a show and the curtain would fall, I would go onstage as a little girl and I would collect all of the beads that had fallen off of her sparkly dresses so that I could have pieces of the magic, seeds of the fashion dreams that I was cultivating for myself."
She added that fashion has the power to be inherently political and urged viewers to be conscious fashion consumers, and wear and promote brands that reflect their values and beliefs.
"I wear my insides on the outside, and if featuring Black designers at the American Music Awards helps someone see the power of Black artistry, or if joining the call to wear black at the Golden Globes led to solidarity with women saying time's up on sexual harassment, then you heard me loud and clear… If fashion is the thing that draws you in, then use it as a tool for transformation," said Ross.
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