Every Eye-Catching Look at the BET Awards Red Carpet, From Lizzo to Chloë
For the 2022 BET Awards in Los Angeles, celebrities went big and bold with their red carpet looks. Despite the scorching summer temperatures, many of Black entertainment's biggest stars — from Billy Porter to Lizzo — stepped out in lavish, long-sleeved ensembles that featured show-stopping design elements. Others, however, opted for more minimalist pieces, like host Taraji P. Henson, who wore a sparkly gunmetal one-shoulder gown accented with a large chain-link necklace that draped along her back.
Lizzo — who is set to perform at the show tonight and won the BET Award for best female R&B/pop artist back in 2020 — arrived wearing a floor-sweeping navy-blue lurex gown with feather accents on the sleeves and hemline, a dazzling shimmer effect on the fabric, and a thigh-high slit. She completed the look with peep-toe platform pumps.
In addition to Henson and Lizzo, celebrities like Chloe Bailey, Marsai Martin, and Victoria Monét went with their own interpretations of glittery, highly embellished looks.
On the casual end of the style spectrum, performer Jack Harlow made a statement with his red carpet choice: a Lil Nas X T-shirt, showing his support for the 23-year-old hip-hop artist who has spoken out about being snubbed by the BET Awards.
Ready for more memorable fashion moments from the 2022 BET Awards red carpet? Keep scrolling for all the best celebrity looks.
Lizzo at the 2022 BET Awards
Lizzo wore a custom Gucci navy-blue lurex dress with a deep neckline and flared sleeve details, topped off with black feather trim and a lace corset. Black leather platform heels completed her look.
Billy Porter at the 2022 BET Awards
Billy Porter arrived on the red carpet wearing a Rick Owens ensemble that included a gray crewneck knit top with bell sleeves and sharp, pointed shoulders, along with a matching skirt and train. On the footwear front, he opted for platform boots in the same muted hue.
Chlöe at the 2022 BET Awards
Chlöe stepped out in a black gown by Nicolas Jebran that featured architectural cutouts along the chest and sequin embellishments throughout.
Janelle Monáe at the 2022 BET Awards
Janelle Monáe stunned in a sheer Roberto Cavalli number anchored by a floral appliqué and leather strap details.
Halle at the 2022 BET Awards
Halle also embraced the 2000s-inspired cutouts trend, opting for a strapless Monot column gown with a plunging neckline and cutouts at the hip.
Mary J. Blige at the 2022 BET Awards
Styled by Jason Rembert, Mary J. Blige walked the red carpet in a white two-piece set by Tony Ward Couture and jewels by Pristine Jewelers.
Marsai Martin at the 2022 BET Awards
The "Black-ish" star wore a silvery fringed dress and matching heels.
Big Freedia at the 2022 BET Awards
Styled by Cosmo and Donato, Big Freedia wore a shiny pink ruffled gown with dramatic sleeves and a rainbow corset. Earrings that spelled out "QUEEN" added the finishing touch.
Victoria Monét at the 2022 BET Awards
Victoria Monét wore a copper-colored gown by Magda Butrym that featured all-over sequins and floral appliqués at the bust.