Grammy-winning artist Janet Jackson stepped out in New York City last night for a very special event. The superstar was honored at Harlem’s Fashion Row 15th Anniversary Fashion Show and Style Awards Afterparty with the Icon of the Year Award — and she did so in an outfit that honored another style icon.
The Rhythm Nation artist wore a design by the late, great Virgil Abloh for the occasion. The taupe tiered voluminous tulle skirt was from Off-White’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week in February and worn by Cindy Crawford down the runway. She teamed it with a red and navy graphic tee, with a black blazer, silver teardrop hoop earrings, and layered, chunky statement bangle bracelets.
With natural and glowing makeup, the “Miss You Much” singer rocked a half-up ‘do, featuring braids tied into a voluminous top bun.
Founded by CEO Brandice Daniel in 2007, Harlem’s Fashion Row is a New York-based firm, providing support to retailers committed to investing in Black and Brown design talent. Acting as the connector between retailers and designers, Harlem’s Fashion Row facilitates collaborations, marketing, pipeline programs, and brand strategy. The institution kicked off New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, in partnership with LVMH.
On top of Jackson’s Icon of the Year Award, Harlem’s Fashion Row launched an additional honor, in tribute to Abloh. The award will be given to actress, writer, and producer Issa Rae and will be presented by Abloh’s wife, Shannon.
Jackson has been ready for her close-up for a few days now. Over the weekend, Jackson shared a fun, transformational TikTok to the tune of Latto’s “Big Energy.”
In the clip, the 56-year-old pop icon showed off her makeup-free look before holding a makeup brush to the camera. She pulled it away to reveal a soft, smokey eye, glossed pink lip, and a smooth contour. An icon if we ever saw one!