Happy Birthday, Tracee Ellis Ross! The Black-ish star turns 46 on Monday, October 29, and is a bona fide style diva thanks to statement-making ensembles that are fashionable and fun. Working with stylist Karla Welch, the fearless fashionista treats clothing as a form of self expression and art — a philosophy she inherited from her mom Diana Ross.
At the Accessories Council ACE Awards earlier this year (she picked up the Style Ambassador Award), Ross credited her superstar mama for her style chops as she reflected on her relationship with fashion. “I learned from my mother that clothes are a uniform for greatness, for glamour, for agency, for power,” she said. “Clothing can allow you to change the narrative, re-frame circumstances and act as a visual marker for a larger conversation … The business of fashion has the power to shift culture the same way that the practice of style has the ability to empower an individual.”
Preach, girl! From frilly gowns and fab separates to boss lady suits and black-tie-worthy tees, we’re celebrating Ross’ 46th birthday by taking a look back at her best red carpet moments. Keep scrolling to see our favorites!