On Wednesday night, Keke Palmer walked the red carpet for the New York Film Critics Circle Awards wearing a glittering sequined evening gown by Michael Kors. One of the actor’s first public outings since she elegantly revealed she was expecting on Saturday Night Live last month. A dramatic blazer unbuttoning was part of the much-discussed unveiling, which threw the internet into frenzy.
Palmer, 29, continues to create iconic maternity fashion moments. She channeled a dazzling disco ball on the red carpet and smiled while hugging her expanding belly. A Lorraine West choker was added as an accessory to the ensemble, which was designed by Palmer’s go-to style team of Wayman Deon and Micah McDonald.
Palmer won the best supporting actress prize at the event for her work in Jordan Peele’s Nope, and soon after, Keke posted a series of photos on Instagram describing her OOTN and summarizing the event.
“Thank you again to the New York Film Critics Circle for this honor. Thank you @jordanpeele for that incredible introduction. I really am so grateful for the way you appreciate my artistry,” she wrote. “As I’ve continued to grow I sometimes wasn’t sure if there was a ‘place’ for all the things I do or want(ed) to do but, I just kept doing me cause that’s all I could do. Loving and leaning deeper into my passion. And as the saying goes, the girls that get it get it…. u know the rest 😆!”
She added, “I also really love my dress so thank you @waydb @mcdonaldmicah and @michaelkors. face beat hair did tew @officialsheiks @ann_joneshair 😘.”