Tiffany Haddish and Rosario Dawson are stunning as they lead the stars on day two of


Tiffany Haddish and Rosario Dawson spoke onstage at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture on Saturday.

On the second night of the three-day celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, the 43-year-old stand-up comedian and Girls Trip actress put on a stylish display in a chic baby pink ensemble. 

The Night School star absolutely stunned as she modeled a satin crop top with a plunging keyhole detail and a high-waisted miniskirt with petaled pleats.

The Emmy winner teamed the show-stopping outfit with a pair of metallic silver sandal heels.

She was also spotted carrying a pastel pink mini purse as she posed for pictures at the Convention Center — where Janelle Monáe had flashed the audience during her electric performance on day one.

Lovely: Tiffany Haddish, 43, was pretty in pink at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture on Saturday

Exquisite: On the second night of the three-day celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, Rosario Dawson, 44, looked mesmerizing in an elegant black-and-white dress

Stylish pair: Tiffany Haddish, 43, was pretty in pink at the 2023 ESSENCE Festival of Culture on Saturday. On the second night of the three-day celebration in New Orleans, Louisiana, Rosario Dawson, 44, looked mesmerizing in an elegant black-and-white dress

Glamorous: Haddish sported full and voluminous lashes, a bright pink blush, as well as a deep mauve glossy lip

Glamorous: Haddish sported full and voluminous lashes, a bright pink blush, as well as a deep mauve glossy lip

The film producer further accessorized with silver starburst statement earrings, two understated tennis rings, and a smartwatch.

She styled her platinum blonde bob in beautiful finger waves and rocked a pink monochromatic makeup look to go with her outfit.

Haddish sported full and voluminous lashes, a bright pink blush, as well as a deep mauve glossy lip.

At one point, she also posed for a jaw-dropping photo while sporting a dazzling crown and sitting in a golden throne surrounded by lush greenery. 

On the same night, Dawson joined Haddish onstage for a motivational talk and looked mesmerizing in an elegant black-and-white dress.

The 44-year-old Mandalorian star — who made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids — modeled a black dress with two long, white pleats.

The dress also featured a halter-style neckline that was accentuated by a satin bow.

Over the lovely garment, she donned a classic black blazer that she later opted to wear over her shoulders.

Pretty in pink: The stand-up comedian absolutely stunned as she modeled a satin crop top with a plunging keyhole detail and a high-waisted miniskirt with petaled pleats

Pretty in pink: The stand-up comedian absolutely stunned as she modeled a satin crop top with a plunging keyhole detail and a high-waisted miniskirt with petaled pleats

Brilliant: The Emmy winner teamed the show-stopping outfit with a pair of metallic silver sandal heels

Baby pink, baby purse: She was also spotted carrying a pastel pink mini purse at the Convention Center ¿ where Janelle Monáe had flashed the audience during her electric performance on day one

Brilliant: The Emmy winner teamed the show-stopping outfit with a pair of metallic silver sandal heels. She was also spotted carrying a pastel pink mini purse at the Convention Center — where Janelle Monáe had flashed the audience during her electric performance on day one.

Gorgeous: The film producer further accessorized with silver starburst statement earrings, two understated tennis rings, and a smartwatch. She styled her platinum blonde bob in beautiful finger waves and rocked a pink monochromatic makeup look to go with her outfit

Gorgeous: The film producer further accessorized with silver starburst statement earrings, two understated tennis rings, and a smartwatch. She styled her platinum blonde bob in beautiful finger waves and rocked a pink monochromatic makeup look to go with her outfit

Queen behavior: At one point, she also posed for a jaw-dropping photo while sporting a dazzling crown and sitting in a golden throne surrounded by lush greenery

Queen behavior: At one point, she also posed for a jaw-dropping photo while sporting a dazzling crown and sitting in a golden throne surrounded by lush greenery

Animated duo: On the same night, Dawson joined Haddish onstage for a motivational talk

Animated duo: On the same night, Dawson joined Haddish onstage for a motivational talk

The Ahsoka actress accessorized simply with a pair of large gold hoop earrings and black pumps. 

At one point, she threw on a pair of rhinestone-encrusted Minnie Mouse ears over her chic bob with micro fringe. 

For makeup, she looked ethereal in a shimmering silver cut-crease eyeshadow look teamed with a mauve pink glossy lip. 

Sometime during her talk with Haddish, the dynamic duo were joined by LaKeith Stanfield and Justin Simien before they took a group photo together. 

Dawson and Haddish also beamed in a sweet photo of them together sitting down backstage. 

Other stars at the star-studded festival celebrating Black excellence and culture included Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph and Quinta Brunson.

The Tony-nominated actress, 66, put on a stylish display in a colorful suit over a black and lace camisole.

The Dreamgirls alumna left her raven black tresses down and pulled back with a headband to better showcase a pair of large gold statement earrings.

Elegant ensemble: The Mandalorian star ¿ who made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids ¿ modeled a black dress with two long, white pleats. The dress also featured a halter-style neckline that was accentuated by a satin bow. The Ahsoka actress accessorized simply with a pair of large gold hoop earrings and black pumps

Elegant ensemble: The Mandalorian star — who made her feature film debut in the 1995 independent drama Kids — modeled a black dress with two long, white pleats. The dress also featured a halter-style neckline that was accentuated by a satin bow. The Ahsoka actress accessorized simply with a pair of large gold hoop earrings and black pumps

Mesmerizing: Over the lovely garment, she donned a classic black blazer that she later opted to wear over her shoulders. At one point, she threw on a pair of rhinestone-encrusted Minnie Mouse ears over her chic bob with micro fringe

 Mesmerizing: Over the lovely garment, she donned a classic black blazer that she later opted to wear over her shoulders. At one point, she threw on a pair of rhinestone-encrusted Minnie Mouse ears over her chic bob with micro fringe

Ethereal: For makeup, she looked ethereal in a shimmering silver cut-crease eyeshadow look teamed with a mauve pink glossy lip

Ethereal: For makeup, she looked ethereal in a shimmering silver cut-crease eyeshadow look teamed with a mauve pink glossy lip

Group photo: Sometime during her talk with Haddish, the dynamic duo were joined by LaKeith Stanfield and Justin Simien before they took a group photo together

Group photo: Sometime during her talk with Haddish, the dynamic duo were joined by LaKeith Stanfield and Justin Simien before they took a group photo together

Dynamic duo: Dawson and Haddish also beamed in a sweet photo of them together sitting down backstage

Dynamic duo: Dawson and Haddish also beamed in a sweet photo of them together sitting down backstage

The singer looked radiant in a makeup look featuring dark eyeliner, bright pink blush, and a deep pink glossy lip.

Brunson, 33, looked so chic in an oversized cropped button-down and the matching shorts adorned with a cactus flower design.

The multi-hyphenate talent teamed her summer look with a pair of nude sandal heels.

The Golden Globe winning actress and filmmaker styled her braids in chic space buns and donned a pair of gold hoop earrings.

For makeup, she rocked a bold green graphic eyeliner look teamed with a nude pink lip. 

On the red carpet, Ralph and Brunson were also seen posing with their Abbott Elementary costars, Janelle James and Lisa Ann Walter, for a sweet group photo.

James wowed in a sheer green midi dress with pink and purple floral designs over a black slip.

She donned classic black sandal heels and styled her chin-length bob in chic beach waves.

Dazzling duo: Other stars at the star-studded festival celebrating Black excellence and culture included Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, and Quinta Brunson, 33

Dazzling duo: Other stars at the star-studded festival celebrating Black excellence and culture included Abbott Elementary stars Sheryl Lee Ralph, 66, and Quinta Brunson, 33

Colorful and radiant: The Tony-nominated actress put on a stylish display in a colorful suit over a black and lace camisole. The Dreamgirls alum left her raven black tresses down and pulled back with a headband to better showcase a pair of large gold statement earrings

Colorful and radiant: The Tony-nominated actress put on a stylish display in a colorful suit over a black and lace camisole. The Dreamgirls alum left her raven black tresses down and pulled back with a headband to better showcase a pair of large gold statement earrings

Perfect summer co-ord: Brunson looked so chic in an oversized cropped button-down and the matching shorts adorned with a cactus flower design. The multi-hyphenate talent teamed her summer look with a pair of nude sandal heels

Perfect summer co-ord: Brunson looked so chic in an oversized cropped button-down and the matching shorts adorned with a cactus flower design. The multi-hyphenate talent teamed her summer look with a pair of nude sandal heels

Bold and chic: The Golden Globe winning actress and filmmaker styled her braids in chic space buns and donned a pair of gold hoop earrings. For makeup, she rocked a bold green graphic eyeliner look teamed with a nude pink lip

Bold and chic: The Golden Globe winning actress and filmmaker styled her braids in chic space buns and donned a pair of gold hoop earrings. For makeup, she rocked a bold green graphic eyeliner look teamed with a nude pink lip

Chic costars: On the red carpet, Ralph and Brunson were also seen posing with their Abbott Elementary costars, Janelle James and Lisa Ann Walter, for a sweet group photo. James wowed in a sheer green midi dress with pink and purple floral designs over a black slip. Walter put on a bold display in a shiny, magenta pink trench coat dress and platform pumps

Chic costars: On the red carpet, Ralph and Brunson were also seen posing with their Abbott Elementary costars, Janelle James and Lisa Ann Walter, for a sweet group photo. James wowed in a sheer green midi dress with pink and purple floral designs over a black slip. Walter put on a bold display in a shiny, magenta pink trench coat dress and platform pumps

Walter put on a bold display in a shiny, magenta pink trench coat dress and platform pumps.

For an added touch of glamour, the actress styled her fiery red tresses in a voluminous updo.

At the festival, Kimora Lee Simmons looked striking in a slinky gold minidress and metallic heels.

The 48-year-old supermodel styled her jet black tresses in long beach waves that cascaded around her shoulders and down her back.

For accessories, the entrepreneur donned hoop earrings, a sparkling tennis choker, as well as several jade bangles and gold bracelets.

Quvenzhané Wallis and Isaiah Hill were a stylish pair as they posed together for a cute snap at the event. 

The Black-ish actress was eye-catching in a bright coral minidress with a mock neck style and beaded fringe adorning the sides of the garment. 

She teamed the chic dress with a pair of red pointed-toe pumps decorated in floral details. 

Quvenzhané Wallis and Isaiah Hill were a stylish pair as they posed together for a cute snap at the event. 

The Black-ish actress was eye-catching in a bright coral minidress with a mock neck style and beaded fringe adorning the sides of the garment. 

She teamed the chic dress with a pair of red pointed-toe pumps decorated in floral details. 

Gilded in gold: At the festival, Kimora Lee Simmons looked striking in a slinky gold minidress and metallic heels. The 48-year-old supermodel styled her jet black tresses in long beach waves that cascaded around her shoulders and down her back. For accessories, the entrepreneur donned hoop earrings, a sparkling tennis choker, as well as several jade bangles and gold bracelets

Gilded in gold: At the festival, Kimora Lee Simmons looked striking in a slinky gold minidress and metallic heels. The 48-year-old supermodel styled her jet black tresses in long beach waves that cascaded around her shoulders and down her back. For accessories, the entrepreneur donned hoop earrings, a sparkling tennis choker, as well as several jade bangles and gold bracelets

Pristine: Quvenzhané Wallis and Isaiah Hill posed together. The Black-ish star was eye-catching in a bright coral minidress, while Hill ¿ who starred alongside Wallis in Swagger ¿ looked handsome in a light pink short-sleeved button down and tweed shorts

Pristine: Quvenzhané Wallis and Isaiah Hill posed together. The Black-ish star was eye-catching in a bright coral minidress, while Hill — who starred alongside Wallis in Swagger — looked handsome in a light pink short-sleeved button down and tweed shorts

By her side, the actor — who starred alongside Wallis in Swagger — looked handsome in a light pink, short-sleeved button down and tweed shorts. 

He sported a pair of reflective and gray sneakers as well as a sparkling chain pendant.

Sherri Shepherd was another stunning star that took to the stage for an encore-worthy talk.

Her show-stopping look featured a shimmering dress with orange-to-pink ombré colors and a polo shirt style at the top.

The television host teamed the look with pink satin heels and was glamorous in glistening gold eyeshadow.

Monica, 42, put on a stylish display as she took the stage for a breathtaking performance in a figure-hugging minidress adorned in the Valentino logo.

She teamed the garment with the matching sheer gloves and an oversized jacket with the same pattern.

The Grammy Award-winning singer also modeled a pair of over-the-knee boots for an additional edgy-chic vibe.

She left her raven black hair down in a sleek, straight hairstyle and rocked a iridescent purple-brown smokey eye.

Ice-T was another talented musical guest that took the stage for an outstanding performance.

For the festivities, the 65-year-old rapper donned an effortlessly stylish and all-black ensemble. 

Stunner: Sherri Shepherd was another stunning star that took to the stage for an encore-worthy talk. Her show-stopping look featured a shimmering dress with orange-to-pink ombré colors and a polo shirt style at the top. The television host teamed the look with pink satin heels and was glamorous in glistening gold eyeshadow

Stunner: Sherri Shepherd was another stunning star that took to the stage for an encore-worthy talk. Her show-stopping look featured a shimmering dress with orange-to-pink ombré colors and a polo shirt style at the top. The television host teamed the look with pink satin heels and was glamorous in glistening gold eyeshadow

Breathtaking: Monica, 42, put on a stylish display as she took the stage for a breathtaking performance in a figure-hugging minidress adorned in the Valentino logo. She teamed the garment with the matching sheer gloves and an oversized jacket with the same pattern

Breathtaking: Monica, 42, put on a stylish display as she took the stage for a breathtaking performance in a figure-hugging minidress adorned in the Valentino logo. She teamed the garment with the matching sheer gloves and an oversized jacket with the same pattern

Effortlessly stylish: Ice-T was another talented musical guest that took the stage for an outstanding performance. For the festivities, the 65-year-old rapper donned an effortlessly stylish and all-black ensemble

Effortlessly stylish: Ice-T was another talented musical guest that took the stage for an outstanding performance. For the festivities, the 65-year-old rapper donned an effortlessly stylish and all-black ensemble

All-black ensemble: The Law & Order actor sported a black sweatshirt with the Dolce & Gabbana branding emblazoned across the torso and a pair of dark denim jeans. He finished off the look with a pair of black sneakers with white laces as well as a gold chain, a flashy watch, and square-framed tinted sunglasses

All-black ensemble: The Law & Order actor sported a black sweatshirt with the Dolce & Gabbana branding emblazoned across the torso and a pair of dark denim jeans. He finished off the look with a pair of black sneakers with white laces as well as a gold chain, a flashy watch, and square-framed tinted sunglasses

Casual yet cool: Similarly, Ice Cube, 54, opted for a casual yet cool all-black outfit featuring a black boxy button down that read 'West Coast Warlord' atop the breast pockets. The N.W.A rapper and filmmaker also sported baggy pants and a snapback as he performed onstage at the second day of the exciting festival

Casual yet cool: Similarly, Ice Cube, 54, opted for a casual yet cool all-black outfit featuring a black boxy button down that read ‘West Coast Warlord’ atop the breast pockets. The N.W.A rapper and filmmaker also sported baggy pants and a snapback as he performed onstage at the second day of the exciting festival 

The Law & Order actor sported a black sweatshirt with the Dolce & Gabbana branding emblazoned across the torso and a pair of dark denim jeans.

He finished off the look with a pair of black sneakers with white laces as well as a gold chain, a flashy watch, and square-framed tinted sunglasses.

Similarly, Ice Cube, 54, opted for a casual yet cool all-black outfit featuring a black boxy button down that read ‘West Coast Warlord’ atop the breast pockets.

The N.W.A rapper and filmmaker also sported baggy pants and a snapback as he performed onstage at the second day of the exciting festival.



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