Issa Rae wore a custom jumpsuit on the red carpet at the 2018 CFDA Awards in New York City on Monday, June 4th. The look featured over 180,000 Light Sapphire, Sapphire, Sapphire AB, Cobalt, Capri Blue, Majestic Blue, Swarovski crystals embedded on a blue mesh overlay. And to accessorize this majestic look, Issa Rae wore a belt inscribed with the message “Every Nigga Is a Star”.
The blue jumpsuit and the belt were made by politically-minded designer Kerby Jean-Raymond for the label Pyer Moss.
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Hosted the #CFDAAwards last night and couldn't have done it without my #GlamGang! Thank you, @jasonrembert for fits by all black designers. Thank you, @joannasimkin for beating my tired face to life. (❤: @covergirl) Thank you, @lovingyourhair for your infinite encyclopedia of hairstyles. Thank you, @erierilady for hooking up my nails. Special thank you to @nfrothwell for loaning me your funny last night.
Issa Rae hosted the star-studded dinner event held at the Brooklyn Museum, which saw stars such as Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong’o, Trevor Noah, Michael Kors and more as presenters with awards dished out to likes of Ralph Lauren, Supreme, Raf Simons and Donatella Versace.
Issa Rae is the first African-American to emcee the CFDA awards as well as the first woman to host in nine years. Her opening monologue was laced with political jokes and she took shots at Kanye West, making reference to his recent comments over slavery.
“I’m as fashionable as Kanye West is black. Only when it’s convenient,” Rae joked.
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