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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Ava DuVernay in Color-Blocked Prada

The filmmaker shows off her incredible personal style.

There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In 'Great Outfits in Fashion History,' Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

In my humble opinion, filmmaker Ava DuVernay has one of the best red carpet presences in Hollywood. She rarely goes for the kind of flashy, statement-making choices that make best-dressed lists, but she clearly knows her style and what makes her feel good, and delivers on that formula every single time.

An all-time great appearance in this oeuvre is the look DuVernay wore to the 2018 Governors Awards. It's custom Prada from head-to-toe, a masterclass in color blocking with its kelly green top and turquoise blue skirt. It follows the DuVernay playbook — she tends to go for a fuller, longer skirt and a sleeved top, always with waist definition — but it's a fun take on a go-to silhouette. Who doesn't love a matching belt moment? The rest of the look is also classic DuVernay, her hair styled half-up to show off a powerful brow and a smokey eye. And don't miss that matching manicure, either.

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