36 Times Laverne Cox Proved She’s An Absolute Fashion Icon – BuzzFeed

If I were in a room with even one of these dresses, I would cry.

Look, Laverne Cox is amazing. She’s a talented actor, activist, and model. But it’s time we also give her credit for the absolute fashion icon she is.

In honor of this, I have compiled my absolute favorite of her red carpet looks. Here are 36 times Laverne Cox looked like the cover of a damn magazine:

1. This sleek see-through gown that was right at home at the Charlie’s Angels premiere:

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Can someone explain to me why Laverne didn’t have a bigger role in that movie?

2. This monochrome suit that has me reconsidering my entire fashion sense:

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Why don’t I wear more red? Why don’t I wear more suits?? Why don’t I perfectly match my purse to my outfit?!?

3. And this corset-suit combo that redefines chic:

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Killing the monochrome looks again!!

4. This dramatic one-shoulder outfit that’s giving me major Beyoncé vibes:

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This honestly might be my favorite of Laverne’s looks. I could only DREAM of looking this fierce.

5. This floral dream:

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I don’t even LIKE florals. But this?! This is like every instagram flower wall turned into true art. It’s so bright and beautiful, yet soft and romantic!

6. This sleek mermaid look:

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Can we just make Laverne Cox a Bond girl already?

7. This patchwork metallic gown:

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It’s such a power move to attend the Emmy’s looking like a damn trophy yourself.

8. This Grecian goddess regalia:

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*Cue the “Girl, you have done it again” meme.*

9. Seriously, Laverne, you’re making it hard for anyone else to wear metallics to the Emmys!

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Every damn time looking like an award.

10. This tulle princess attire that proves Laverne is royalty:

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I need a magazine cover with Laverne in this dress. You can tell she has so much fun in it and it’s gorgeous.

11. And another gorgeous tulle ensemble that made a political AND a fashion statement:

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Laverne’s bag was a statement on a Supreme Court case on Title VII, which was to decide if the ban on sex-based workplace discrimination would apply to transgender people. In 2020, justices ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights act DID apply to LGBT employees. 👏👏👏

12. This ruffled creamsicle dream:

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Laverne makes me want to start wearing all orange, all the time.

13. This classy Barbie lewk:

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We need to see a Barbie Halloween look from Laverne.

14. This one-shoulder jumpsuit that I need in my closet STAT:

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Like, I would wear this out.

15. This structured gothic ballgown that’s giving me major Evil Queen vibes:

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The cut of the top is so gorgeous, and the simple jewelry is perfect.

16. And this Cruella de Vil ensemble that actually makes me want to root for the iconic villain:

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I need a reboot with Laverne.

17. This Audrey Hepburn look that proves Laverne could absolutely do a period piece:

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Can we make long gloves a thing again?

18. This smooth regal getup:

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We are not worthy.

19. This long-sleeve gown that proves nothing goes better together than glitter and lace:

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There’s a lot going on with this dress, but it somehow works. The train is gorgeous, and the color makes it sleek and edgy.

20. This sleek cape look that has Laverne looking like an angel:

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Once again, major Beyoncé vibes.

21. Another see-through look that somehow manages to be badass and soft:

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Laverne always mixes romantic and edgy so well.

22. This utterly iconic getup, which proves Laverne could easily have played Maleficent:

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Seriously one of my fave Met Gala looks.

23. This Charlie’s Angels–style attire that makes it look like Laverne walked right off a Christina Aguilera music video:

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If I tried to wear this, I’d find myself pulling a Ross and dousing myself in baby powder just to try to get it on.

24. This jacket and dress combo that belongs on the cover of Vogue:

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The dress by itself is gorgeous, but that jacket?! Perfection. And together? *Chef’s kiss*

25. This glitter cutout dress that’s perfectly matched to Laverne’s jewelry and makeup:

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Okay, scratch what I said earlier — THIS is my favorite on the list. I don’t even know what it is about it. It’s just so unique, and her hair makes it feel so ’70s in the best way.

26. This sleek modern metallic ensemble:

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I love a good jacket-over-the-shoulders look, and the pencil skirt makes this feel like something Miranda Priestly would wear to work. Perfection.

27. Another floral garb that is truly making me re-examine my thoughts on florals:

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Maybe florals ARE groundbreaking…

28. This outfit that Jackie O. would be jealous over:

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This feels modern and retro at the same time and I’m loving it.

29. This look that’s business in the front, party in the back:

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Me seeing the front: Pretty! Me seeing the back: I NEED THIS.

30. This structured glitter dress paired perfectly with sleek bangs:

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31. This glittery, classy match-up that fulfills all my holiday fashion dreams:

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This look says “going to meet your new boyfriend’s rich parents and making THEM feel poor.”

32. This flowy red gown that has the Statue of Liberty jealous:

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Why does Laverne look so good in one-shoulder dresses??

33. And this sleek cutout gown that makes her look like a statue:

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I don’t normally love white dresses, but this look is just so sleek and simple.

34. This beaded black and gold garb that perfectly matches the backdrop:

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Cue “Black and Yellow” by Wiz Khalifa.

35. This cutout red mermaid gown that belongs in The Little Mermaid:

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Look, Halle Bailey is amazing casting for Ariel in the new The Little Mermaid. But hear me out: what if Laverne played her mom in flashbacks to when Ariel was little?

36. And finally, this black cutout gown that proves no one does a high slit like Laverne:

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This is the look I WANTED for my senior formal and landed nowhere near.

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