Taraji P. Henson’s Outfit Choice During First Red Carpet Is A Catastrophe


Red carpet: No one takes as big a risk as you. Taraji P. Henson. Most of the time the risk works out well, but there are exceptions. Empire star’s first red carpet outfit features all of our least favorite trends from the early aughts. We’re taking a look through Henson’s red carpet history to see how far her style has come since her big break.

Taraji P. Henson was a Screen Actors Guild member since the 1990s. However, it took her a while to achieve the heights that she enjoys today. It wasn’t until she starred opposite Tyrese Gibson in Baby BoyHenson received the rightful acclaim for her film, “The Girl in the Mirror,” which was released in 2001.

Every film or TV project Henson has undertaken since then has propelled her career higher and further. “slow and steady wins the race”Still holds water. 

Taraji P. Henson’s Fashion Up And Downs

As her career developed, so did Henson’s red carpet fashions. While attending the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017, Henson wore one of the most beautiful gowns we’ve ever seen. This Reem Acra-designed gown with its sheer top and gorgeous embellishments, including the jaunty little bows at Henson’s throat and navel, are breathtaking. Henson’s confidence is clear to see, because who wouldn’t feel like a million bucks in such a beautiful dress?

We don’t have the best red carpet moments

Henson made waves in 2014 in this Kayat print dress. It was certainly a risk, though we’re not sure if it was pulled off as successfully as would be hoped. We can’t deny that Henson looks amazing in red, but the fabric bunches uncomfortably at her hips, a flaw that is only accentuated by the deep, plunging neckline. 

Regal in gold

This is one look that we love. Henson looks stunning in Kaufman Franco’s gold column dress. It is very flattering on her body and then flows gracefully around her feet. This sleek look is complete with a bouffant and a high ponytail. 

Joan Of Arc Would Enjoy A Word

We dive once again into dicey territory with Henson’s next ensemble, which she wore to the 44th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2008. We can’t find the designer responsible for this dress, but we have to say it’s not Henson’s strongest look on the red carpet. The metallic scales on the bodice make an interesting contrast to the gauzy, white fabric, but there’s just something missing. Henson looks gorgeous, of course, but even her natural magnetism isn’t enough to make up for the “wow”Factor that this dress was lacking.

Glowing and Gorgeous

Henson looks stunning in this strapless, colorful dress with floral print. It’s just out of frame, but the gown hugs Henson’s figure and flares out near her calves with a fun little flip. Henson only wears one, but large, accessory: a simple, silver-colored chain with a single diamond. Between her glowing skin, gorgeous smile, and truly enviable hair, it’s no wonder this is one of our favorite of Henson’s red carpet looks. This brings us to what’s arguably Henson’s weakest red carpet outfit.

A Different Era Of Fashion

Fashion and expectations change with the times. It wasn’t unusual for celebrities to dress casually on the red carpet back in the early ‘00s, so we won’Henson is not wrong for doing the same. But we are not sure what to do. can definitively say is that we don’t think we’ve ever seen a more ‘00s outfit than this.

This photo can be dated in a glance thanks to everything from the over-the-top colored sunglasses and hair accessories to the dark mauve bell bottoms. The cherry on top is the cropped graphic shirt. Henson has come a long way since this photo was taken in 2001, that’s for sure. 

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