Viola Davis

Viola Davis Sets the Bar for Red Carpet Elegance


Nov. 23 2023, Published 2:27 a.m. ET

And the prize for the most elegant looks seen on the red carpets goes to… Viola Davis!

The How to Get Away with Murder actress graced the Cannes Film Festival in 2023 to the pleasure of the eyes of fashionistas. Gorgeous jewels. A white elegant Valentino gown with a cape of ostrich feathers and the white orchid shoulder brooch. It was nothing less than perfection for the actress and producer.

From her role of Annalise Keating to her performance alongside Denzel Washington in Fences, she proves she can make a splash on small and big screens —but also on red carpets.

Here are some of Viola Davis’ best moments on the red carpet where she never fails to impress.

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5 Elegant Red Carpet Looks From Viola Davis

Viola Davis in an Alexander McQueen dress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.

As always, Viola sets the tone (and color) for the year's trends. To climb the steps of the Cannes Film Festival in 2022, Viola chose a yellow Alexander McQueen dress with bare shoulders. The color just popped against her skin — and had her glowing alongside her husband Julius Tennon.

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Viola Davis in a Lavie by CK dress at the 2021 Golden Globes

Viola Davis style? It’s a cocktail of colors expertly worked into princess cuts. The actress also makes a point of promoting young Black fashion designers, which she did at the Golden Globes in 2021, where she was seen in a wax-style dress signed by American-Cameroonian designer Claude Kameni.

Viola Davis in Greta Constantine dress at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards

Straight out of the Spring/Summer 2021 collection from the Greta Constantine brand, Viola stood out in all the right ways in this blue-green creation. Is there a color Viola can’t pull off? Viola Davis in a Louis Vuitton dress at the SAG Awards in 2021

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Viola Davis in a Louis Vuitton dress at the SAG Awards in 2021

Lime and silver? Be like Viola Davis. Dare to mix colors and shine — this Louis Vuitton gown had more than 10,000 sequins. The French fashion house teamed up with the actress for a sparkling look we dream of imitating! And it's in every way gorgeous. Viola Davis in Loewe ensemble at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

Viola Davis in Loewe ensemble at the 2021 Independent Spirit Awards

Why keep it simple when you can make it colorful? Viola transforms the codes of the little black dress with an asymmetrical suit dress from Loewe. No more sad and boring outfits. In the actress's wardrobe, we find a little yellow, red, black and above all a lot of... Viola! This is style, true style!

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