Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell turn out for the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon

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  • The two stars joined the likes of Naomie Harris and Oprah Winfrey at the celebratory LA event

    Kelly Rowland and Naomi Campbell joined a whole host of other women in Los Angeles last night to celebrate at the annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

    The Destiny’s Child singer, wearing a two-tone yellow and navy blue dress, and British supermodel, in a blush pink shift style and white multi-strap heels, rubbed shoulders with singer Jennifer Hudson and former boxer Laila Ali at the awards event held at the city’s Beverly Hills Hotel.

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    Nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, who is up for the Best Actress Oscar this weekend for her role in Beasts of the Southern Wild, also attended the lunch looking sweet in a floral print dress, fluffy jacket, ballet flats and a handbag in the shape of a furry dog, and scooped the night’s Breakthrough prize.

    Other big winners on the night included Skyfall actress Naomie Harris, who bagged the Shining Star award, and Oprah Winfrey, who took home the Power gong and said during her speech: ‘I’m grateful that you have seen me and you have heard me and that what I have said has mattered.’

    The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards was launched six years ago to celebrate the accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators working in film and television.

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