2023 NAACP Image Awards: Bethann Hardison's Legendary Style

The model and activist has been on the forefront of fashion since the 70s.


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Bethann Hardison is a legend in fashion. She helped break the color barrier for models in the 70s alongside icons such as Iman and Beverly Johnson. Hardison knows style. Decades into her career she still turns heads on carpets and events with effortless looks that are chic and on-trend. Let's take a look back at some of the 2023 NAACP Image Award Vanguard recipients' memorable looks. By: Alba Anthony

Photo By Rodin Eckenroth


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Bethann Hardison poses in a black and white ensemble with a structured bottom

Photo By Rodin Eckenroth


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Bethann Hardison strikes a pose in a weather appropriate black outfit with a yellow scarf accent at the Cinetic Media Sundance Party 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Photo By David Becker


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Bethann Hardison is regal in a black and white gown at Gucci Cosmognonie - Castel Del Monte

Photo By Daniele Venturelli


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Bethann Hardison keeps in simple in all black at the 17th Annual Hearts of Gold Gala

Photo By Mike Coppola


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Bethann Hardison is regal in a wine colored gown with matching shawl at the 2016 CFDA Awards

Photo By Jamie McCarthy