King’s talent has been evident ever since she began her acting career in 1985 on the hit series 227. By the time she won an Academy Award in 2019 for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, King’s domination over the acting and fashion kingdoms was complete.
While the actress loves to sport a pair of Vans and jeans, she told Variety in 2018 that on the red carpet she tries “to wear what I feel comfortable in.”
On a somber note, the Met Gala will mark the first public appearance King has made since her son Ian Alexander Jr. died by suicide at the age of 26 in January. King and her son had often hit red carpet events together.