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Flashback Files: The Evolution Of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Carpet Style

Flashback Files: The Evolution Of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Carpet Style

  • From punk to classy, Jada has been there, done that!
  • She's gone from baggy jeans & box braids to fab gowns & sophisticated hairstyles.
  • See what three decades of transformative style looks like.

Jada Pinkett Smith is one of those celebrities who have been around for such a long time that she’s become part of “Hollywood Royalty.” The 48-year-old actress has always been one to look out for on the red carpet, thanks to her nonconforming, unpredictable style.  Jada Pinkett Smith News 2020

The Red Table Talk host has been a red carpet regular for exactly three decades. She began her acting career in 1990, when she featured in an episode of True Colors but it wasn’t until she starred with Eddie Murphy in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor that she’d gain fame and some fortune. The film was a commercial success, earning $25 million in its first weekend in North America, ultimately grossing $274 million worldwide. That same year, she also starred in Set It Off opposite Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise.

jada pinkett Cannes 2012
At Cannes 2012 in Atelier Versace

Her most recent big screen feature, Girls Trip, also had popular black actresses Regina Hall, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish. The film was chosen by Time Magazine as one of its top ten films of 2017, grossing US$140 million worldwide. Just as her career has touched on different fields in the arts—she’s been a singer-songwriter, producer and director—Jada Pinkett Smith’s style, through the years, has been both eclectic and eccentric.

Over the years, Jada has played around with fashion and beauty and her sense of style kept evolving, touching on every genre of style. From punk to classy, she’s been there, done that! And whether it’s relaxed and laid-back or polished, high fashion looks, Jada has truly lived her best fashion life. Through it all, it was her signature short tresses that had us all wanting the Jada cut!

Her eye-catching style fashion sense has transformed from baggy jeans and box braids to designer floor-length gowns and simple but sophisticated hairstyles on the red carpet. When you compare one of her first red carpet appearances at the 100th episode of A Different World in 1991 to one of her most recent at the 2019 Grammys, you’ll agree that her style has somewhat come full circle.

Here is how Jada Pinkett Smith’s style has evolved over the years…


100th episode of A Different World – Image source: Getty / Ron Galella


Devil in a Blue Dress movie premiere – Image source: Getty / Mirek Towski DMI The LIFE Picture Collection

1997 Jada Pinkett Smith News 2020 fashion style

MTV Video Music Awards – Image source: WireImage / Ron Galella


Grammy Awards


Grammy Awards – Image source: Getty / Ron Galella


Oscars – Image source: Getty / Frank Micelotta


The Matrix Reloaded premiere – Image source: Getty / J Vespa


Oscars – Image source: Getty / KMazur


Golden Globe Awards – Image source: WireImage / George Pimentel


The Day the Earth Stood Still Premiere – Image source: Getty / Jim Spellman

2009 Jada Pinkett Smith News 2020 fashion style

Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Image source: Getty / George Pimentel


Tony Awards – Image source: WireImage / Jemal Countess


Men in Black III Premiere – Image source: Sipa USA / Andres Otero


Oscars – Image source: Getty / Jason Merritt


Magic Mike XXL Premiere – Image source: Getty / Tim P. Whitby


Golden Globes -Image source: Getty / Jason Merritt


Girls Trip Premiere – Image source: Getty / Prince Williams


Grammy Awards – Image source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff

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