Lena Waithemadehistory prior to theEmmys by becoming the first black woman to be nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category. On Sunday night, in front of a standing ovation, she won.
Waithe also made a statement sartorially. She accepted the award wearing a gold-printed suit by Los Angeles-based brand Alba. “Grateful,” she captioned a photo of herself kissing the award.
Over the course of herred carpettenure thus far, she has shown affinity for printed tops, wide-brimmed hats and funky sneakers, as well as graphic T-shirts with phrases like “black by popular demand” or “keep creating dope ass shit until someone notices” written on them.
In honor of Waithe’s talent, Emmy win, forward thinkingandfashion forward-ness, we take a look back at some of her most statement-making red carpet moments.