Awards season is in full swing, beginning with the Golden Globes last weekend and the Critics’ Choice Awards 2019 yesterday.

The best TV and movie stars stepped on the blue carpet in outfits that wowed. Not one to shy away from making high-octane statements onscreen and on the red carpet, Issa Rae was a delight to behold as she arrived at the awards ceremony.

She wore a thigh-high slit silk black dress with a beaded bustier underneath the plunging neckline. The dress was designed by her trusted stylist Jason Rembert – a first of its kind from his newly launched brand Aliétte. She added a black pair of Tamara Mellon heels and a matching box clutch.

Jason wrote on his page about the launch of his new brand:

I’m inspired by Women! Strong Women! Intelligent Women! Beautiful Women! As I furthered in my thought, I realized that the two Women that inspired me most in life were my Mother Louisanne Aliétte (May she sleep in peace), and I’m also inspired by the Woman that my Daughter Harper Aliétte will one day become. Today I was blessed to have an amazing woman who inspires me daily @issarae debut my collection @aliettenyThank you!??❤️

On her face was smokey-eye perfection! Joanna Simkin used black and deep green eyeshadow for a very eerie look on Issa’s dewy skin and completed the look with brown lipstick.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/John Shearer/Frazer Harrison