'Black + Iconic: Style Gods' Features Eva Marcille and Why Fashion Continues To Shape Her Work On Screen

The model and actress appears in the encore presentation of the BET documentary airing on February 1 at 9 p.m. EST.

Eva Marcille uses clothing as a form of expression!

The multi-hyphenate star recently opened up about her love for fashion and style in the upcoming Black + Iconic: Style Gods documentary on BET. The two-hour fashion film features original interviews with legendary Black models, fashion designers, and style icons who each explore the countless ways Black people have broken barriers in the fashion world over the years.

During an interview with, the All The Queen’s Men star revealed how she uses fashion to reflect her mood.

“Some days I feel ultra-feminine, so I might wear very soft textures. Sometimes I might feel a little rugged, so I have on Gucci coveralls,” she explained. “It's all about how I feel.”


She added, “A sense of color always tells you how someone feels—a yellow means something; someone that wears black every day, that means something.”

The actress says she pulls fashion inspiration from icons such as Erykah Badu and Janet Jackson. She’s also a fan of the well thought-out looks from her All The Queen’s Men character Marilyn "Madam" DeVille.

According to Eva, costume designer and wardrobe stylist Raiyonda Vereen is the mastermind responsible for the iconic style moments we often see on Madam.

“[Raiyonda] didn't just put clothes on me, she put a character on me. Everything I wear has an essence. It's for a reason,” Eva revealed. “I can tell from a hanger if something works or not because there is a structure to who Madam is. Raiyonda defined it, she created it, and she continues to elevate it every season.”

An encore presentation of Black + Iconic: Style Gods airs on Thursday, February 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on BET. The documentary film “Black + Iconic: Style Gods" stars Emmy, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning entertainer Billy Porter who hosts and narrates the project and acts as one of the executive producers.

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