Dressed to the nines, Ashanti made a show-stopping entrance at rapper Fat Joe’s 52nd birthday party on Friday, August 19. The singer, who was recently honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, rocked a two-tone metallic mesh chain-mail dress by Fanny Schiavoni at the celebration in New York City, where Mary J. Stars like Blige, Busta Rhymes and Gayle King were also in attendance
Handcrafted with 100 percent stainless steel and brass, her minidress features silver and black drape panel detailing that creates a side slit. With the help of celebrity fashion stylist Tim B., Ashanti accessorized with more metallic and silver accessories, including a pair of embellished sandals by Jessica Rich and jewelry by Pristine Jewelers. She finished off with glittery silver eye makeup and a sleek ponytail, along with a glittering “Hollywood Walk of Fame Star” ring gifted to her by her “momager,” Tina Douglas.
Interestingly, Ashanti turned heads in another daring number at Fat Joe’s 51st birthday party last year. For the occasion, she wore a printed blue minidress with numerous cutouts held by just three metal rings.
Fanny Schiavoni was the perfect choice for her latest glam statement, as demonstrated in the past by celebrities like Ashley Graham, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande. Graham once wore a “freezing cold” chain-mail dress with a high slit by the brand on the red carpet and a shorter, gold iteration at a Met Gala after party. Gomez previously rocked the designer’s backless chain-mail minidress for a music video, while Grande styled a sarong-style metallic skirt for a photo shoot.
Ahead, check out more photos of Ashanti’s stunning outfits.