Janelle Monae, Kerry Washington and More Go for Black and White at Spirit Awards
The classic color combo was the biggest fashion trend of the day.
The Film Independent Spirit Awards tend to see more colorful ensembles, but not so much on this year's red carpet. A number of stars stepped out Saturday in black and white, instead.
The Get Down actress Yolonda Ross chose a wide-legged jumpsuit and matching jacket, designed by New York-based brand KAHINDO, which she paired with a rainbow clutch by Kent Stetson.
Dope star Kiersey Clemons, styled by Jason Bolden, wore a tiered and ruffled Prabal Gurung dress that was perfect for twirling around.
Known for her black-and-white uniform, Janelle Monae arrived in a Salvatore Ferragamo blouse and skirt, as well as a vertically striped coat. The Moonlight and Hidden Figures star, who works with stylist Maeve Reilly, has said her favorite palette is a way to "pay homage to my working-class roots." (Her mom was a janitor, her father a trash man and her stepfather a postal worker.)
Kerry Washington, Amanda Peet and Kate Beckinsale also attended the awards ceremony in various styles of the classic color combo.
Washington wore a Prada midi dress that was accented with paillette and crystal floral embellishments; Peet opted for a black long sleeve top and sequin-embellished skirt; and Beckinsale's daring look involved a white feathered bodice and hip-hugging black skirt.
Rounding out the black-and-white trendsetters were Audrey Plaza and Riley Keough. Plaza donned a patterned blouse and leather skirt, while Keough kept it simple in a white dress and Op Art pattterned Louis Vuitton bag.