Kerry Washington Is Radiant in Red Gown Whitney Houston Once Wore

A gown to recollect! Kerry Washington paid homage to an icon on the fifth American Black Movie Competition Honors on Sunday, March 5. 

The Scandal alum, 46, attended the Los Angeles soirée in a classic Marc Bouwer gown — the very same look Whitney Houston famously wore throughout her efficiency on the BET Stroll of Fame Awards Gala in 1996. Washington was a radiant sight within the halter design, which featured ruched material that hugged her curves. 

The Save the Final Dance star paired the frock with coordinating crimson pumps and donned daring purple nails. For glam, Washington rocked smoky eyes, rosy cheeks and a mushy pink lip. She wore her hair in unfastened, voluminous curls and accessorized with diamond studs.  

Whitney Houston.
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Washington gushed over her style assertion by way of Instagram on Sunday, sharing a video of herself dancing round within the fiery garment. “What’s cooler than sporting Whitney Houston’s gown?” learn textual content over the video because the New York native belted out “Nothing!” — a lyric from Houston’s hit “I Have Nothing.” 

“No lies instructed,” Washington continued within the caption. “Whitney Houston’s ACTUAL @MarcBouwer gown she wore in 1996. Sooooooo extremely particular. #ABFFAwards right here I come!” 

Kerry Washington Wears Dress Whitney Houston Once Wore - 144 5th American Black Film Festival Honors, Arrivals, Los Angeles, California, USA - 05 Mar 2023

Kerry Washington.
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Legislation Roach, who styled Washington, borrowed the ensemble from Bouwer’s archive. “After which THIS occurred … Thanks @MarcBouwer for letting me go into your archives and borrow Whitney’s gown for @KerryWashington,” Roach captioned an Instagram publish of Washington. The style designer praised the second within the feedback part, writing: “MAJOR. Thanks, Legislation!” 

Washington isn’t the one celeb to pay tribute to Houston in current weeks. 

Kevin Costner remembered his late The Bodyguard costar whereas honoring Clive Davis forward of the 2023 Grammy Awards on February 4. The Yellowstone actor, 68, gave a heartfelt toast to the music exec, 90, throughout Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Gala on the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. On the finish of his speech, Costner thanked Davis for being an affect in Houston’s life. 

“I need to say one thing that I’ve by no means mentioned to you earlier than,” the Dances with Wolves actor mentioned, per Selection. “Possibly this isn’t the room for it however I don’t need to miss the second. And that is from the center. Neither one among us ultimately may defend your loved one Whitney, however your fingerprints on her life are clear, my good friend.”

Costner added: “You had been a miracle in her life. Thanks for being her bodyguard, Clive. And for each particular person on this room, you might have stood behind and stood for. Everybody on this enterprise has a mother, however not everybody will get a Clive. You must come out right here. That is your stage.”

Houston, a six-time Grammy winner, died at age 48 on February 11, 2012, after by accident drowning in a tub. Coronary heart illness and cocaine use had been contributing components.