Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae hosted the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s (CFDA) annual fashion awards with a fashion political statement. Rae shared her thoughts on Kanye West and pay tribute to a Boris Gardiner classic.
The Insecure star wore a sparkly blue jumpsuit with a belt that read “Every Nigga is a Star,” which is a song from Boris Gardiner soulful classic “Every Nigga is a Star”
During Rae’s monologue she stated “I’m as fashionable as Kanye West is black. Only when it’s convenient. That joke was my choice, just like slavery.”
The budding star held no punches even with Kim Kardashian in the audience.
The dinner was held at the Brooklyn Museum with guests including Chanel Iman, Lupita Nyong’o, Trevor Noah, Ciara and Michael Kors. Honorees included Kim Kardashian West, Ralph Lauren, Supreme, Raf Simons and Donatella Versace.