Serena Williams Turns Heads at the NAACP Image Awards in Custom Brandon Blackwood

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Serena Williams rocked a star-worthy gown to this year’s NAACP Image Awards.

In recognition of her accomplishments in sports, business, and philanthropy, the NAACP presented the Jackie Robinson Sports Award to the tennis legend and entrepreneur tonight. Williams and her stylist Kesha McLeod referenced the athlete’s legacy with a specially designed velvet gown by Brandon Blackwood for the celebration at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles.

“I would like to thank the NAACP, which continues to accelerate change within important areas such as healthcare, education, sports, the economy, and much more,” she said.

Adding, “The tireless efforts of your organization are making a big difference in the lives of African Americans today and tomorrow.

“I’d also like to thank the Image Awards and the Hollywood Bureau for honoring me with the Jackie Robinson Award tonight. Still a little incredible for me. I am super humbled. Thank you. I’m incredibly humbled to be amongst the greatest names in today’s culture, celebrating those who promote equity through creative endeavors.”

The deep V-necked silk velvet dress included fitted sleeves, a flowing circular train, a high slit, a silk charmeuse lining, a draped asymmetric waistline.
She completed the look with black pumps covered in jewels and a variety of diamond jewelry, such as a thin tie necklace and spectacular earrings. For glam, Serena wore her hair wavy and added a playful pink lip to complete her look.

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