The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon took place on Thursday February 20th at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles and was well attended. The 8th edition of the event’s red carpet was graced with several celebrities such as female media mogul and billionaire, Oprah Winfrey, Mexican-born actress and “Twelve Years A Slave” star, Lupita Nyong’o as well as Kelly Rowland, Golden Globe winner Uzo Aduba, Carmen Ejogo who starred in Selma, Danielle Brooks, Adrienne Moore, Samira Wiley, Lorraine Toussaint, Shonda Rhimes, Regina King, Holly Robinson Peete, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Garcelle Beauvais and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Oprah and Lupita
Oprah Winfrey and Lupita Nyong’o posed backstage at the annual luncheon.
Kelly Rowland
Kelly Rowland in a white lace number
Supermodel, CHANEL IMAN in a sheer striped Jonathan Simkhai sheath

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TEYONAH PARRIS in a slim-fitting, iridescent green Kimberly Goldson pantsuit.

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Danielle Brooks in a little white dress and strappy pink sandals with purple purse.

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Samira Wiley in a white, leaf-print crop top ensemble by Azede Jean-Pierre.

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REGINA KING in a multi-coloured embellished top and silver pencil skirt.


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TIA MOWRY in a crisp striped jumpsuit.

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Carolina Herrera
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LORRAINE TOUSSAINT in a classic LBD and pearls combo.


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GARCELLE BEAUVAIS in stylish monochromatic jumpsuit with a plunging neckline.


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HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE in a collared white blouse with a kaleidoscopic skirt.


Laverne Cox in Theory top and Whistles skirt
Laverne Cox in a Whistles pleated navy skirt and a Theory nude mesh top.
Golden Globe winner Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba in L.K. Bennett
Niecy Nash in a tea-length teal skirt, lace top and ultra-chic book clutch.
Niecy Nash in a tea-length teal skirt, lace top and ultra-chic book clutch.

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