Halle Bailey was one of the guests of honor at Variety’s star-studded Power of Young Hollywood event, and she looked the part. The singer and actor looked radiant in a white slip dress at the magazine’s soiree on August 11 in Los Angeles. Bailey is one of four rising stars honored with a cover for the annual Variety issue, and the rest of the list includes Angus Cloud, Becky G, and Brooklyn Peltz Beckham.
Bailey’s sophisticated outfit consisted of a floor-length racerback dress in a shiny satin material. The dress is reminiscent of ’90s Calvin Klein designs as well as Jennifer Lawrence’s memorable red dress at the 2011 Oscars, which also happened to be by Calvin Klein. Bailey accessorized with a two-strand diamond necklace, emerald-cut earrings and two statement rings, one of which resembled a feather. Her shoes were metallic heeled sandals that were hidden from view for many evenings. Once inside the party, Bailey carried a silver metallic box clutch.
The minimal look is a stark contrast to the strikingly surreal outfit she wore on the aforementioned Variety cover, which featured a green Joanna Prazmo bra-and-skirt set with architectural hip protrusions. “Pinching myself today,” Bailey wrote on Instagram when she shared the news. The editorial look felt like a modern take on mermaids, perfect for Bailey’s portrayal of Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action retelling of “The Little Mermaid,” slated for next year.
Check out Bailey’s latest red carpet photos ahead.