15 Times Ava DuVernay Proved She’s A Budding Fashion Icon was originally published on hellobeautiful.com

1. 2015 Oscars

2015 Oscars

Ava DuVernay was on trend for the Academy Awards in the night’s biggest color: baby blue. She wore an ethereal light gown with embellishment on the neckline and flared sleeves.

2. Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon

Essence Women in Hollywood Luncheon

The “Selma” director often embraces vibrant prints like this paisley green dress she wore to Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

3. Selma Berlin Premiere

Selma Berlin Premiere

The Long Beach native wowed at the Selma Berlin premiere in a weeping ball gown with a black, white and red printed skirt and a black cape draped over her shoulders.

4. Selma Screening at the AFI Fest

Selma Screening at the AFI Fest

The “Middle of Nowhere” director looked as stylish as ever in a printed long-sleeve midi dress at the Selma screening at the AFI Fest.

5. 46th NAACP Image Awards

46th NAACP Image Awards

Always ready to make a bold statement on the red carpet, Ava dazzled in a silver long sleeve gown with a cascading hem at the 46th NAACP Image Awards.

6. Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Gala

Ms. DuVernay loves to show off her gorgeous figure in a Carmen Marc Valvo fitted gown a the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.

7. Palm Springs Festival Opening Gala

Palm Springs Festival Opening Gala

She continued her trend of voluminous ball gowns in a metallic printed dress and cream cardigan at the Palm Springs Film Festival opening ceremony.

8. The Contenders Deadline Event

The Contenders Deadline Event

The UCLA grad had fun mixing prints at the Contenders Deadline Event, pairing a black and white stripe skirt with a floral print top.

9. Film Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Ava stole the show at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards in a spectacular colorful ball gown paired with a purple blazer.

10. ICG Publicists Awards

ICG Publicists Awards

The first black director nominated for a Golden Globe award, Ava played up her love of color with a printed dress and matching pumps.

11. Selma European Premiere

Selma European Premiere

When Ava wants to stun on the red carpet, she goes for a sweeping silhouette and a muted color palette like her stunning black and beige gown at the Selma European premiere.

12. Selma Berlin Photocall

Selma Berlin Photocall

Even at her more casual red carpet events, the accomplished director doesn’t shy away from flared silhouettes or prints. She rocked both at the Selma Berlin photocall with a blue, white and black patterned pleated skirt.

13. Selma New York Premiere

Selma New York Premiere

The former publicist turned heads on the red carpet at the Selma New York premiere in a red fitted floor-length gown and her signature updo.

14. Ebony Magazine 2014 Power 100 List Celebration

Ebony Magazine 2014 Power 100 List Celebration

A fan of retro silhouettes, Ava’s full black skirt and soft beige blouse look was an homage to the ’50s at the Ebony Magazine 2014 Power 100 List Celebration.

15. “Selma” And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

“Selma” And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala

Never one to shy away from color, Ava embraced purple, pink, white and black hues in her look for the “Selma” And The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala in California.

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