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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.

Wearing: Tadashi Shoji Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, February 26, 2010
Hollywood, California, January 24, 2010
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 23, 2010
Wearing: Reem Acra Beverly Hills, California, January 17, 2010
Hollywood, California, January 15, 2010
With Gabourey Sidibe. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, November 1, 2009
BET Studios, New York, September 16, 2009
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, August 15, 2009
Pasadena, July 30, 2009
New York, June 28, 2009
Beverly Hills, February 19, 2009
Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, February 12, 2009
Park City, Utah, January 16, 2009
Red-Carpet Look Book: Mo’Nique