Ciara walked the red carpet with designer LaQuan Smith before presenting him with an honor at the 25th annual ACE Awards on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in New York City. The event, hosted by the Accessories Council, also saw celebrity appearances from Nina Agdal, Sabrina Carpenter, and Whoopi Goldberg, who spoke on behalf of Christian Siriano.
Ciara appropriately slipped into a brown turtleneck bodysuit with an affixed custom wrap skirt from Smith’s spring 2022 line, which he presented atop the Empire State Building in early September. Not only was the look covered in shimmering rhinestones, it also featured a hip-high, leg-baring slit that the star amped up with tall Christian Louboutin pumps. Ciara wore chunky diamond rings and studs to play up the glitz and the glam, matching LaQuan himself, who stood by her side in jewelry to accent his new eye-catching trophy and keepsake.
“It was a great honor to present the Ace Hero Designer of the Year Award to you @Laquan_Smith ! You’re deserve it all! Thank you for having me. Love you! 🤎,” Ciara wrote on her Instagram. Meanwhile, Smith called her “the most elegant, badass date.” Ahead, see every angle of her body-hugging dress stealing the spotlight.