Janet Jackson made stunning wardrobe decisions mixing basic and experimental items over the weekend in New Orleans in the course of the Essence Pageant, celebrating black tradition and success.
To attend the occasion’s Be Daring dinner on July 1, the 56-year-old pop icon wore a long-sleeved, houndstooth high-neck bodycon costume by Norma Kamali. Channeling classic type, the ankle-length costume featured a barely scalloped hemline that showcased the star’s pair of white moon-shaped platform sneakers. Jackson donned massive silver hoop earrings, accessorizing additional with chunky black and clear acrylic bangles.
The singer wore her voluminous lengthy curly hair in a half up, half down type with braided accents all through. The pulled-back look showcased Jackson’s make-up, which featured shimmery silver eyeshadow, dramatic lashes, and a glittery nude lip.
On the dinner, held in Jackson’s honor, Essence, Coca-Cola, AT&T and the Propel Middle made a joint donation of $100,000 to Jackson’s Rhythm Nation Scholarship Fund. The scholarship helps Black college students who’re pursuing a level in communications, advantageous arts, journalism, mass communications, mass media arts, music, pictures, tv manufacturing, or visible arts at a traditionally black college.
The subsequent day, Jackson hit the live performance stage at Essence Pageant in a shiny black long-sleeved bodysuit by The Blonds with dramatic shoulder pads, a corseted waist, and metallic panel particulars on the arms and shoulders. The star wore shiny black knee-high boots with a modest block heel with the outfit, giving her a stable basis for dancing. Jackson wore her hair in the identical half-up, half-down type because the night time earlier than, centering her make-up go searching a evenly reduce crease and towering lashes.
Essence Pageant of Tradition celebrates Black excellence and leisure, weaving panels masking profession development, wellness and expertise with musical and comedy performances. Headliners embrace Jackson, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart and New Version. The competition additionally highlights Black-owned companies, highlighting Black meals distributors and artisans. With the theme “It is The Black Pleasure For Me,” the annual four-day competition runs from June 30 to July three this 12 months.
Images: Janet Jackson’s type via the years