Let's Take A Moment To Appreciate Lena Waithe's Statement-Making Style

Jamie Feldman

Lena Waithe made history prior to the Emmys by becoming the first black woman to be nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category. On Sunday night, in front of a standing ovation, she won.  

Waithe received the honor along with co-writer and co-star Aziz Ansari for the widely praised “Thanksgiving” episode of their show “Master of None” (if you haven’t seen it yet, go). In her acceptance speech, Waithe thanked her LGBTQIA family and made a statement about our unique qualities being our “superpowers.” 

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Waithe also made a statement sartorially. She accepted the award wearing a gold-printed suit by Los Angeles-based brand Alba. “Grateful,” she captioned a photo of herself kissing the award. 

Over the course of her red carpet tenure thus far, she has shown affinity for printed tops, wide-brimmed hats and funky sneakers, as well as graphic T-shirts with phrases like “black by popular demand” or “keep creating dope ass shit until someone notices” written on them. 

In honor of Waithe’s talent, Emmy win, forward thinking and fashion forward-ness, we take a look back at some of her most statement-making red carpet moments. 

2014

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At the premiere of "Dreams Are Colder Than Death" in Los Angeles. 

2014

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At the premiere of "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 

2015

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With Aziz Ansari on their show "Master of None." 

2015

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At the New York premiere of  "Master Of None." 

2015

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At the Los Angeles premiere of "Dope." 

2015

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At the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. 

2016

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At a luncheon and panel for Netflix in Beverly Hills. 

2016

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At a screening and panel of "Master of None" in Beverly Hills. 

2016

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At the Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica.

2016

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At the 16th Annual AFI Awards in Los Angeles. 

2016

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At the 47th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena. 

2017

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At Netflix's "Master Of None" For Your Consideration event in North Hollywood.  

2017

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With Alana Mayo at The Brady Center's Bear Awards Gala in Los Angeles. 

2017

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At the Netflix FYSEE Kick-Off event in Beverly Hills. 

2017

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At The Hollywood Reporter and SAG-AFTRA Inaugural Emmy Nominees Night in Beverly Hills. 

2017

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At Glamour x Tory Burch's Women To Watch Lunch in Beverly Hills. 

2017

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At the season two premiere of "Master of None" in New York City.

2017

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At the WGAW's Sublime Primetime 2017 in Beverly Hills. 

2017

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At the "GLAAD and the Future of LGBTQ Inclusion on TV" portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour in Beverly Hills. 

2017

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At the premiere for "Dear White People" in Los Angeles. 

2017

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At the BET Awards in Los Angeles. 

2017

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With Aziz Ansari at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.