On Thursday evening, September 21, in Beverly Hills, California, the stunning Angela Bassett and her Emmy-winning husband, Courtney B. Vance, graced the Beverly Hills Hotel to celebrate and host the fourth annual Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS.
Spearheaded by Bulgari, this star-studded affair featured a sumptuous dinner, an auction in collaboration with Christie’s, and a soulful performance by Gladys Knight.
Angela Bassett, a two-time Golden Globe winner, radiated sheer brilliance, donning a metallic silver masterpiece by Dolce & Gabbana, effortlessly stealing the spotlight.
Angela Bassett looking elegant in a metallic silver Dolce & Gabbana gown with an asymmetrical bodice at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS held at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on September 21, 2023 (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Her gown featured an artful, asymmetrical, and crisscrossing bodice that beautifully accentuated her figure. Metallic threads in the fabric ensured she stood out as the main star.
The 65-year-old Christian celebrity’s one-shoulder ensemble also boasted a billowing pleated skirt that elegantly swept the floor to exude grace with every step.
Angela carried a pearly-silver Dolce & Gabbana box clutch to complete her impeccable look, perfectly coordinating with her dress.
Her accessories complemented her outfit, adorning herself with dazzling silver Bulgari jewelry, including a diamond necklace and earrings.
Angela Bassett carrying a Dolce & Gabbana pearly-silver box clutch and wearing black platform heels to complete her look (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star sported a long raven-fringed wig and a pristine white manicure, while her makeup was flawless, featuring contoured cheeks and a bold lip color that added a touch of drama to her appearance.
Elevating her stature, Angela wore a pair of black platform sandals with delicate straps securing them across her toes and ankles.
Though hidden beneath her dress’ hem, these satin-clad shoes sported breezy, rounded open toes and sky-high platform soles, adding to her thespian presence.
Angela Bassett’s beauty look consisted of a long raven-fringed wig, flawless makeup, and Bulgari jewels (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Meanwhile, Angela’s equally stylish husband, Courtney B. Vance, exuded debonair charm in a gun-metal suit, crisp white shirt, and a sleek black necktie.
The 63-year-old actor’s chic hat, stylish glasses, and glossy black dress shoes effortlessly complemented Angela’s unparalleled glamour.
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett met as classmates at the Yale School of Drama in the 1980s but did not start dating until years later.
They reconnected in Los Angeles in 1994 and began dating shortly thereafter. They married on October 12, 1997, and have two children together. The couple’s twins – son Slater Josiah Vance and daughter Bronwyn Golden Vance – were born on January 27, 2006, in California through a surrogate.
Courtney B. Vance looking snazzy in his suit next to his stunning wife Angela Bassett (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Yet, this night was about more than just fashion – it was a celebration of those who have made monumental contributions to the fight against HIV and AIDS.
The evening’s hosts, Angela and Courtney, shared the limelight with NBA Hall of Fame legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and philanthropist Cookie Johnson, both honored with the prestigious Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award for their decades-long advocacy.
Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett making a stylish pair at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
Angela and Courtney, co-executive producers of Heist 88 through their Bassett/Vance Productions, share a remarkable love story. Their journey began in 1980 when they met while studying at the Yale School of Drama, and they are poised to mark their impressive 26th wedding anniversary on October 12.
Proud parents to 17-year-old twins Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah, whom they welcomed via surrogate, this dynamic duo continues to shine brightly in their careers and family life.