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Why Laverne Cox Is the Fiercest Woman in Fashion

Aug 24 2014 - 10:00am

Laverne Cox is fierce — and not just because she can pull off a bold leopard print. As an openly transgender actress playing a transgender Litchfield inmate on Orange Is the New Black, Laverne has quickly become an icon not just for the transgender community; her bravery and individualism [1] could be a source of inspiration for just about anyone. Now, she's an Emmy-nominated actress and the first transgender person to ever grace the cover of Time. But before she won us over in an orange jumpsuit, she was just like any other adolescent, trying to find her identity. Like a lot of us with a love for fashion, she developed her self-expression through her clothes [2], which she spoke about with WWD:

"The way I dress is really about the message I want to send out to the world about who I am. Growing up in Alabama, I was black. I was poor. I was assigned male at birth — that's how I like to put it. These things defined me, but I'm not any of these things. Clothes were a way for me to announce to the world who I was. I am not any of these things. This is who I am."

If you follow Laverne on the red carpet, then you already know this is a woman who doesn't shy away from a sequin, an exotic print, or a body-flaunting silhouette. She's bold, beautiful, and confident with her choices, making her entrances at award shows and events all the more exciting to watch — and begging the question: what will she wear to the Emmys next Monday? While we anxiously await her arrival, we're taking a look back at her best looks so far — including a sneak peek of her Emmys dress fitting with designer Marc Bouwer. Scroll to see it all.

Laverne Cox Style

We got a sneak peek of what Laverne might be wearing to the Emmys in this snap from her fitting with designer Marc Bouwer.

Laverne Cox Style

The actress didn't shy away from a bold plum hue or a pair of printed pumps for an appearance at Sirius Radio in June 2014.

Laverne Cox Style

At Elle's Women in Televsion celebration in January 2014, Laverne kept her color palette classic with a spot-on fit-and-flare dress.

Laverne Cox Style

There is only one word to describe the actress's dress at the Time 100 Gala in April 2014: glam.

Laverne Cox Style

At the Orange Is the New Black screening in August 2014, she bared her stems in a black minidress and gave the whole look a lift with a pair of leopard-print pumps.

Laverne Cox Style

For the Creative Arts Emmys in August 2014, Laverne slipped into this shimmering strapless gown.

Laverne Cox Style

She turned heads at a Justin Timberlake [3] concert in July 2014 in this stem-flaunting minidress.

Laverne Cox Style

For the GLAAD Media Awards in August 2014, it was all-out elegance in this fiery-red gown.

Laverne Cox Style

At the Delta Open Mic in NYC, Laverne pulled off an allover print and a pair of strappy heels.

Laverne Cox Style

For the Critics' Choice Awards in June 2014, Laverne proved a black gown is anything but basic when its adorned in statement-making crystals.

Laverne Cox Style

Mesh inserts and strappy heels added personality to Laverne's black sheath at the Toronto Film Fest in June 2014.

Laverne Cox Style

Showing her softer side, Laverne opted for this soft, romantic chiffon gown at the amfAR Inspiration Gal in 2014.


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