When Mariah Carey and Laverne Cox walked the red carpet at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards, they raised the fashion bar for everyone. This event followed the West Coast ceremony that took place earlier in the year, and the stars made sure that the East Coast edition was just as glamorous. To add to the excitement, Jennifer Lawrence made a surprise appearance to honor her friend ‘Bob’ De Niro who had been fired. It was definitely a night to remember!
Hey ladies, take note: Mariah Carey and Laverne Cox showed up in style and set the tone for fashion at the 27th Annual New York GLAAD Media Awards this past weekend.
New York’s award ceremony was full of surprises as Jennifer Lawrence made an unexpected appearance to honor Robert De Niro. Mariah, who was awarded the Ally Award at the event, arrived fashionably late, possibly because she was busy perfecting her red-carpet look. The 46-year-old singer looked radiant in a sheer, form-fitting gown adorned with sparkling jewels. She paired it with nude underwear to maintain her modesty. The dress had a circular pattern created by tiny crystals that shimmered in the light as she hurried to her car.
Taking it to the next level: Since the West Coast event had already hosted the ceremony earlier this year, the celebrities went all out to ensure that the East Coast red carpet was equally dazzling.
Greatness cannot be hurried. Mariah arrived fashionably late, perhaps due to her efforts to look absolutely flawless on the red carpet. She radiated glamour as she emerged from her Tribeca apartment, with her dress featuring a sheer panel that created the illusion of a deep neckline, accentuating her ample cleavage. It was evident that the mother of two has been working hard on her pre-wedding diet, as she looked toned and fit. Despite finishing her European tour, Mariah appeared cheerful and full of energy. She is set to marry Australia’s richest man, James Packer.
Glitter and glow: On the grand occasion, the singer of the hit song “Always Be My Baby” chose to dress in a form-fitting, sheer gown adorned with sparkling gems. She complemented the look with a pair of nearly invisible nude panties, preventing any potential wardrobe malfunctions.
All set to tie the knot, the mother of two has been putting in a lot of effort towards her pre-wedding diet, and it shows as she flaunts her toned and trimmed physique. To complement her look, the pop star styled her golden blonde tresses into big curls and protected them from the rain. Despite the unpredictable weather conditions and tardiness, Mariah made sure to make her presence felt on the red carpet. Her fiancé, James Packer – Australia’s wealthiest man, stood by her side while she showcased her stunning dress.
At the top of her list was the famous pop queen, who at 46 years old, was accompanied by her fiancé from Australia. He looked dapper in a traditional suit and bow tie.
The pop star sported a stunning look with her golden blonde hair styled in big curls, which added to her glamorous appearance. Despite the rainy weather, she made sure to take care of her crowning glory.
Caitlyn Jenner didn’t bother with the red carpet and went straight to the awards show. Her partner joined her after she had posed for some photos. Mariah was decked out in bling while the host of the awards show, Laverne, looked stunning in a Mikael D. gown. The 31-year-old actress turned heads in a gorgeous burnt red dress.
Sizzling hot: The red carpet was on fire with Laverne’s Mikael D. gown, as Mariah dazzled in her bling-tastic frosting. Additionally, Laverne was the host for the awards ceremony of the evening.
Taking fashion risks can be exciting, as proven by the star who showed off a daring outfit. Her dress had a unique top made up of just two pieces of fabric held up by tiny strings across her bust. Despite the risk of a wardrobe malfunction, she confidently posed with every move.
Laverne and Mariah were spotted taking selfies together, making sure to capture their best angles. Laverne’s dress had the perfect combination of sexiness and elegance for the red carpet. She took a fashion risk by wearing a top that consisted of two pieces of fabric held up by tiny strings across her bust. With every pose she struck, she risked a wardrobe malfunction, but it was worth it as the top showed off her cleavage, side boob, and well-toned obliques. This just proves that in fashion, taking risks is key.
Achieving equilibrium: The dress’s lower portion exuded a classic elegance with a middle slit that revealed hints of leg. Nonetheless, the overall style was still glamorous and sophisticated.
Join in: The dress had a flowing train that added a touch of drama and extra glamour.
Mixing it up: Even though she had a busy schedule as the awards host, the celebrity managed to switch up her outfit multiple times. One of her dresses had barely any fabric at the back, featuring only small straps for support. The skirt of another gown was more typical for red carpet events, with a center split that provided glimpses of leg before flaring out into a stunning mid-length train. For her hair, Laverne opted for a classic look similar to Mariah’s, sporting long, loose locks with a middle part and curly ends.
Laverne started off the event with a stunning appearance in a sleek green dress adorned with sparkling Forevermark Diamonds, accentuating her every curve, leaving no room for excess.
Hold on, there’s an additional detail: Next, she switched her outfit to a strapless dress that combined shades of royal blue and black, and also reverted back to her previous hairstyle with long flowing locks for the red carpet appearance.
The 31-year-old celebrity flaunted her beautiful legs in a dress with a thigh high split, reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s iconic look. She complemented her outfit with gold strappy shoes, a square clutch by Emm Kuo with red accents, and plenty of gold jewelry to complete the ensemble. It was a significant night for Laverne, not only because she was hosting an event but also because she will be starring in a new CBS show called Doubt. This news is groundbreaking as the show will have a transgender series regular character played by a transgender actor, making it the first of its kind on broadcast television.
Significant contribution: Connie Britton graced the awards ceremony with her presence as she presented the award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine.
The limelight was shared as Diane Sawyer received an award for her 20/20 segment featuring Bruce Jenner, now known as Caitlyn. During the acceptance speech, Diane graciously acknowledged Caitlyn’s presence and contribution to the interview.
Caitlyn shared that she had a difficult time prior to her interview, as she was constantly harassed and ridiculed. Therefore, when she finally decided to reveal her true self, she wanted to do it in a way that not only helped herself but also the transgender community. Although it was positive news, Laverne pointed out during the awards show that the representation of LGBT characters in Hollywood films is still lacking compared to other forms of media. Despite hosting the event, Laverne managed to make several wardrobe changes, starting out in an alluring green dress that accentuated her figure.
In her own words, the 66-year-old expressed her gratitude towards Diane and ABC for providing her with the platform to showcase her true self. She believes that without their support, she would not have been able to do so.
Prioritizing family: Caitlyn expressed that her primary focus has always been her ten children. She had the opportunity to view the show alongside Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian, emphasizing the importance of spending time with loved ones.
It’s been a wild ride for the star as she reflects on what she calls the biggest year of her life. According to her, nothing beats living life authentically. The dress she wore was quite unique, featuring a halterneck with added long sleeves that resembled gloves. To switch things up, the star decided to go for a shaggy lob hairstyle, with the aid of a wig. Later on, she changed into a stunning strapless gown in royal blue and black, returning to her usual red carpet-long hairstyle.
Impressed everyone: The ex-Olympian donned a sparkling long-sleeved black dress that shone brightly while she was on stage.
Thanksgiving: It’s evident that the relationship between the interviewer and interviewee has become significantly closer following their incredible story.
The after: As Cait was preparing for the awards, she made light of the additional tasks she now has to complete before walking on the red carpet. Following in Laverne’s footsteps, her Orange is the New Black colleague Jackie Cruz flaunted a daring and revealing gown that showcased an ample amount of cleavage. The event turned into a mini-reunion for the show’s cast members, with Diane Guerrero, Alysia Reiner, Selenis Leyva, and Lea DeLaria also gracing the red carpet. Chelsea Fairless, who came with Lea, proudly displayed her engagement ring, having been engaged since February.
Acquiring another accolade: The legendary Robert De Niro (photographed alongside his spouse, Grace Hightower) was recently given the Excellence in Media Award.
Surprising the audience, the Hunger Games actress nervously took to the stage amidst a constant flow of cheers. Her on and off co-star, Jason Biggs, accompanied her, along with his wife, Jenny Mollen. Carrie Preston also joined them, donning a classic black outfit with her red hair being the only pop of color in her Aidan Mattox dress. Connie Britton, who recently suffered a big career blow with the cancellation of Nashville, bravely showed up in black attire.
As a leader in his field, the famous actor acknowledged that there is a lot to be learned from his colleague. According to him, the most valuable lesson imparted by this individual is that of acceptance. Being one of the greatest actors of all time, he recognizes the importance of humility and learning from others.
Robert, a man with unusual features including small hands, utilized his voice to criticize Donald Trump and the growing conservative beliefs in certain parts of the United States. It is known that Robert’s father was homosexual.
Bob, who Jen affectionately refers to as her unlikely friend, requested that she present his award at the ceremony. During the presentation, Jen divulged that she and Bob meet up for drinks on a weekly basis. Despite receiving some unfortunate news, Connie appeared to be in high spirits and looked stunning in her black slip dress adorned with sequins. Connie was in attendance to present the award for Outstanding TV Journalism – Newsmagazine, which was ultimately received by Diane Sawyer for her 20/20 interview, Bruce Jenner: The Interview. Diane accepted the award alongside Caitlyn Jenner.
Mariah was honored with the Ally Award, which was presented to her by none other than her close friend, the director Lee Daniels.
The director expressed his admiration for the singer’s unwavering loyalty, praising her belief in him. He credited her for helping him realize that he was more than just the negative things his father had said about him when he came out as gay. Caitlyn recounted how she had been relentlessly harassed and ridiculed prior to publicly coming out, leading to a miserable existence. However, she felt it was crucial to share her true self in a way that would not only elevate herself but also the transgender community. Caitlyn passionately declared that the community deserved respect and dignity, urging them to be recognized as human beings. She acknowledged that without Diane’s support and ABC’s platform, this would not have been possible.
According to Lee, the artist was a true ally of the LGBTQ community. He/she identified and related with the community’s struggles and offered support.
Expressing gratitude, the celebrity accepted her award and acknowledged the presence of everyone in the room who had shown her unconditional love. She mentioned that it was not easy for her to receive such love as she had not experienced much of it before. Though her biggest concern had always been her ten children, she was thrilled to have watched the show with Kendall, Kylie, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney Kardashian by her side. The celebrity expressed her happiness with how everything had turned out and mentioned that nothing is more fulfilling than living one’s life authentically. The past year has been quite a ride for her, but she could not be happier.
The vocalist expressed her concern about potentially offending individuals and disclosed a technique she created to recall the LGBTQ acronym. She chose to associate each letter with a positive attribute, such as legendary, gorgeous, beautiful, tantalizing, and quality, to show appreciation towards all the fantastic people within the community.
Upon arrival, it was discovered that the leading celebrity would not be taking the stage, however, the talented Glee performer, Alex Newell, was able to step in and deliver a stunning rendition of Mariah Carey’s classic anthem, Hero.
Discussing wedding preparations, Lee and Mariah were seated next to each other at the gathering, accompanied by James, the fiance of the popular singer. The occasion also included the presence of Robert De Niro, who received the Excellence in Media Award from a surprise guest, Jennifer Lawrence. As the actress took the stage, she was greeted with enthusiastic applause from the audience, which made her slightly anxious. Following the lead of her close friend Amy Schumer, the 25-year-old started with a humorous remark.
Going against the norm: Amidst all the glitter and glamour, Diane Kruger stood out by choosing to wear a delicate and graceful flowing yellow dress.
Looking chic and accompanied by the designer of her stunning gown, Prabal Gurung, the famous personality decided to leave her partner Joshua Jackson behind.
Featured designer of the day: Australian transgender model Andreja Pejic rocked a stunning white and lavender chiffon dress with an embellished Swarovski crystal bodice, designed by the talented Prabal.
Did you miss the news? Victoria’s Secret model Josephine Skriver rocked a more laid-back outfit to the event, sporting a see-through top and a cute A-line skirt. During the event, she shared that Robert De Niro had asked her to present him with the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award, stating that he considers her like a daughter. Despite the confusion as to why they were there since De Niro is not gay, he emphasized the importance of acceptance and the lessons that can be learned from the legendary actor. In addition to being a great actor, De Niro has taught us all about the value of accepting others.
Well, hello! Cait just had to strike up a conversation with the talented Hero singer while they were enjoying their meal.
During a recent award ceremony, Andrew Rannells and Noah Galvin presented the Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage award to Cosmopolitan. In their presentation speech, they spoke highly of Bob, stating that he is the kindest person they have ever met and has a giving heart. They also mentioned that Bob’s quiet strength made it no surprise that he and GLAAD had come together for the event. The duo added some humor by joking about how Bob and GLAAD have something in common – being gay. Andrew and Noah also acknowledged Bob’s advocacy for gay marriage and praised him for using his powerful voice to make a difference in the world.
Laverne’s co-star on “Orange is the New Black”, Jackie Cruz, joined in on the revealing fashion trend by flaunting her ample cleavage in a daring and low-cut dress. It was almost like a reunion for the show’s cast members as Diane Guerrero, Alysia Reiner, and Selenis Leyva also walked the red carpet.
The actress Laura Gomez, who typically portrays one of the more unkempt inmates, impressed onlookers with her appearance on the red carpet. During the acceptance speech, the 72-year-old actor followed his friend’s humorous lead and jokingly remarked to Jennifer that if he were a lesbian, he would be pursuing her romantically, but unfortunately, being a father figure limits his options. Robert, whose father was gay, utilized his speech as an opportunity to criticize Donald Trump and the increasing conservative mindset present in certain parts of America. He highlighted that the LGBT community doesn’t truly understand what it’s like to face discrimination, and that they have it better than others.
Head over heels in love, Lea DeLaria was accompanied by her fiancée Chelsea Fairless, who proudly flaunted her sparkling engagement ring. The couple exchanged vows of commitment in February and are now gearing up for the next chapter of their lives together.
A couple who are known for their coordinated fashion choices attended an event with their co-star, Jason Biggs, and his wife Jenny Mollen. During his acceptance speech, the well-known actor made a statement about recent news he had seen on television. He expressed his surprise at seeing a man with small hands ranting about discrimination against middle-aged white men. The audience reacted positively to the statement. The actor followed up by saying that he doesn’t judge the characters he plays as an actor, and also doesn’t judge the people he chooses to associate with in his personal life.
Moving Forward: Connie showed great strength as she attended her commitments despite suffering a major career setback. Her TV series Nashville was cancelled on Thursday but she put on a brave face and persevered.
Connie didn’t let the negative news get to her and remained in high spirits. She looked absolutely stunning in a black slip dress that was adorned with large sequins on the hemline.
Hi there! At the recent event, actress Carrie Preston looked stunning in a classic black outfit that beautifully contrasted with her vibrant red hair. She wore an Aidan Mattox dress and let her hair be the only pop of color. Another highlight of the evening was when Mariah Carey received the Ally Award from her friend, director Lee Daniels. He praised Mariah for her work in Precious and said that she truly supports the LGBTQ community. Lee even went on to say that Mariah is not just pretending to support the cause but is one of them through and through.
Bebe Rexha, the talented musician, sizzled in her red velvet dress that revealed a lot of skin. She looked nothing less than a seductive diva.
In the second appearance, the 25-year-old singer performed her popular track Me, Myself and I without her usual collaborator, rapper G-Eazy. The director of the movie Butler also expressed his gratitude towards the singer for inspiring him to do better when he lacked confidence in his abilities. Despite being called a derogatory term by his father, she motivated him to believe in himself and pushed him to be his best. During her acceptance speech, the singer expressed her gratitude to everyone present in the room for showing her unconditional love, which she found difficult to experience as she had not encountered much of it before. While most attendees at the event chose to wear sparkling outfits, Diane Kruger stood out in a soft, flowing yellow gown that broke with the fashion theme.
Jenny Boylan, a member of the GLAAD Board of Directors and star of I Am Cait, and Tamron Hall from NBC were among the attendees at the event. Boylan looked stunning in a layered halterneck dress made of Jasmine silk crepe de chine and chiffon by fashion house Prabal Gurung. She even brought along the gown’s designer, Prabal Gurung, as her date, leaving her partner Joshua Jackson at home. Transgender model Andreja Pejic also wore a Prabal Gurung creation, a white and lavender chiffon dress with a Swarovski crystal-embellished bodice. The annual awards aim to acknowledge and celebrate fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ+ community in both news and entertainment media.
Significant accolades: The yearly occasion, hosted in both New York and Los Angeles, aims to acknowledge individuals in the media industry who showcase unwavering dedication towards portraying the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community with impartiality, precision, and inclusivity.