"We don’t have to wear prison clothes. I can actually look like something today," Danielle Brooks said about her Marc Bouwer gown

By Karen Mizoguchi
January 21, 2018 07:06 PM
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Danielle Brooks is here to shine!

The Orange Is The New Black star, 28, sparkled on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, wearing a red and black long-sleeved Marc Bouwer gown that featured red-and-black sequins in an ombré pattern down to the train.

Brooks coordinated her makeup with the ruddy color of her dress, while her hair was set in finger waves.

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“We don’t have to wear prison clothes. I can actually look like something today,” Brooks joked, adding that she’s excited to “dance and change my clothes” following the awards show.

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Danielle Brooks at 2018 SAG Awards
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Does she want Taystee to ditch her prison beiges for something more fun? “I mean, of course, I want her to get out of prison. [But] then I wouldn’t get a check so I don’t know,” Brooks said. “I just want her to get justice that she’s always wanted, that’s what I would want for her.”

And being in front of the camera isn’t the only job she is passionate about: Brooks is working on her clothing line with Universal Standard called the Tria Collection.

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“It’s wonderful,” she said about the collection, which launched late last year. “The thing that gets me going is seeing women wearing the clothing that I designed. It’s for the party girls to feel beautiful and to go from night and day.”

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