Each year, the Footwear News Achievement Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Footwear”, are held to celebrate leading footwear style stars, top brand stories, passionate philanthropists, emerging talent and industry veterans.
And on Wednesday, Idris Elba and his stunning wife Sabrina were among the A-listers to attend the 36th annual ceremony which took place at Cipriani South Street in New York City.
The leading man had the honor of presenting French shoe designer Christian Louboutin with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony.
Star-studded: Idris Elba and his stunning wife Sabrina were among the A-listers to attend the 36th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards at Cipriani South Street in New York City on Wednesday night
Although the handsome actor drew a lot of attention, it was Sabrina who stole the show in a sexy brown sheer dress.
The figure-hugging number showed off the activist’s enviable curves and sculpted midriff.
She chose to go braless under the dress.
To complete her look, the model/actress slipped her feet into brown heels and styled her dark tresses with a few waves and a center parting.
Suave: Elba, 50, looked suave in a sleek black suit with white stitching along the legs, arms and lapels
Head turner: Although the handsome actor got a lot of attention, it was Sabrina who stole the show in a sexy brown sheer dress
While holding his wife’s hand, Elba, 50, looked suave in a sleek black suit with white stitching along the legs, arms and lapels.
He also wore a black shirt with a matching tie, along with a pair of black dress shoes.
The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star also sported a well-groomed salt-and-pepper goatee and had his hair cut short.
Later that evening, Elba took the stage to offer some kind words to Louboutin, 59, when he presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Honour: The leading man had the honor of presenting French fashion designer Christian Louboutin with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony
Difference makers: Winners like Louboutin, 59, typically come from all corners of the industry and demonstrate their ability to shape culture through footwear, as well as a willingness to break down barriers for their customers and the greater good.
Early in his career, which dates back three decades, the Paris native worked as a freelancer for fashion houses, but eventually he opened his own shoe salon in the City of Light, and it wasn’t long before he won’t make himself a celebrity. customer base.
While growing her business in luxury men’s shoes, handbags, fragrances and makeup, Louboutin has skillfully used her shoe design as a vehicle to explore her many obsessions, which include travel, pop culture, theatre, dance, art, literature and film, and courted legions. of dedicated fans like stars Blake Lively, Cardi B. and Zendaya, according to shoesnews.com.
FNAA celebrates major footwear style stars, top brands and brand stories, philanthropists, emerging talent and industry veterans.
Smooth: Elba would take the stage to offer some kind words about Louboutin before presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award
Winners typically come from all corners of the industry and demonstrate the ability to shape culture through footwear, as well as a willingness to break down barriers for their customers and the greater good.
Their artwork includes everything from athletic sneakers to luxury heels and hiking boots.
“FNAA inspires and demonstrates the great intersection of fashion, sports, celebrities, music and business, and we recognize the leaders in our industry who shape culture through footwear,” said Michael Atmore, Director FN Editorial and Chief Brand Officer of Fairchild Media Group. .
“Celebrating rising stars and industry legends, it is an honor to shine a light on the exceptional innovation, depth and breadth of talent in the footwear industry.”
Celebrating three decades: The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star flashed his infectious smile just as he presented Louboutin with his honor for his three decades of creations
Louboutin wore a green pattern double breasted suit with a light pink shirt and tie
A day earlier, Elba took to his Instagram page to post a black and white photo of himself flashing a big beaming smile at an unidentified public event.
“Sometimes a smile can make things better,” The Wire alum wrote in the caption of the photo showing him wearing a black t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.
His wife was among those who commented on the photo: “Your smile always makes me look better,” she gushed, accompanied by a red heart emoji.
Love tap: On Tuesday, Elba shared her smile with the world on Instagram, and his wife was quick to comment: ‘Your smile always makes me look better’