Tracee Ellis Ross is a modern-day fashion icon—and now she has an award to show it.

The Black-ish actress obtained the Fashion Ambassador Award on the 2018 ACE Awards, introduced to her by longtime buddy and Self-importance Honest Govt Vogue Director, Samira Nasr, Monday evening.

The actress, who was dripping in colourful Lynn Bann jewels and a sheer, sparkly quantity by Germanier, credited one other fashion icon, her mom, Diana Ross, as her function mannequin—not as a result of she was glamorous, however as a result of had the arrogance to faucet into mentioned glamour and actually outline herself.

“I feel in truth from an exterior perspective, it’s extremely simple to see the way in which she’s influenced my means to be myself and never draw back from glamour and selections that I like, irrespective of if anybody else loves them or not,” Tracee advised E! Information. “However what I noticed as a toddler was a girl that’s dwelling in her personal glory that took glamour and her personal company and allow them to turn out to be a part of her personal persona due to the garments she wore. I wished that in the identical method and in my very own method. I simply thought, ‘Oh, that is what it seems wish to be a grown-up: It is you get to stay in your glory and in your company.'”

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Mainly: Do you, boo.

In her red-carpet ensembles, Tracee has at all times tried push the boundaries, carrying daring colours, vintage-inspired silhouettes and motifs and pairing these seems with assertion magnificence and hair. She’s labored the step-and-repeat in Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors and Prada—however she’s at all times one to carry consideration to new and upcoming designers. In actual fact, Tracee is likely one of the first celebrities to assist Germanier, the designer behind her ACE Awards gown, which the actress’ stylist Karla Welch discovered by way of Instagram.

“Solely myself and Bjork have worn this designer, and I am obsessed. It is so stunning. It is like wearable artwork in my view. I like that it is a new designer. I like supporting inventive expression of all types,” Tracee shared.

“[Fashion] will be an business that feels exclusionary and elitist, however the reality is it is a chance to be a connective drive and an inclusive drive,” she added.

See that? That is a method ambassador at work. 

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