Red-Carpet Look Book: Mo’Nique


The comedienne and comic actress underwent a jarring metamorphosis for her role in Precious, and her public appearances reflect a similar sort of shape-shifting. Mo'Nique is cognizant of both her persona and the crowd she's playing to: A serious film begets a serious presence, so she pulls out the textured and glittery stuff for Old Hollywood glamour, wearing long, graceful cuts forgiving of a fuller figure. For other appearances and performances, wherein she can be true to her boisterous persona, the actress dresses to her personality: sassy cocktail dresses in notice-me cuts, colors, and patterns — this is not a woman to hide from curve-hugging when the occasion merits it.