Right on the Monae! Janelle is fashion forward as she flashes a peek of her pretty pins in monochrome suit at Alvin Ailey Gala

She's making moves in the Hollywood elite acting ring.

And Janelle Monae looked every inch the movie star as she dazzled in a quirky ensemble for the Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala in New York.

The 31-year-old pop sensation was a sophisticated revelation in a black and white herringbone suit that revealed a peek at her shapely thighs.?

Stunner: Janelle Monae, 31, dazzled in a quirky ensemble for the Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala in New York

Stunner: Janelle Monae, 31, dazzled in a quirky ensemble for the Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala in New York

Daring to impress, the Grammy winner wrapped her enviable figure in a plaid couture outfit that commanded attention.

The Hidden Figures thespian paired a tailored suit jacket with a bodice that had pant legs attached.

Throwing caution to the wind, the Kansas City native went virtually makeup free adding a bright bit of berry lip and blue eye shadow.

She accessorized with a pair of black leather loafers, a black and red clutch purse, and a wide brimmed hat.

Impress:?Daring to impress, the Grammy winner wrapped her enviable figure in a plaid couture outfit that commanded attention

Impress:?Daring to impress, the Grammy winner wrapped her enviable figure in a plaid couture outfit that commanded attention

Quirky: The Hidden Figures thespian paired a tailored suit jacket with a bodice that had pant legs attached

Quirky: The Hidden Figures thespian paired a tailored suit jacket with a bodice that had pant legs attached

Her trademark raven tresses were kept short and neat underneath the spotlight stealing fedora.?

?The opening Night Gala Benefit kicks off Ailey's annual 5-week winter season in New York City.

All proceeds to benefit the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for children.

Pair:?She accessorized with a pair of black leather loafers, a black and red clutch purse, and a wide brimmed hat

Pair:?She accessorized with a pair of black leather loafers, a black and red clutch purse, and a wide brimmed hat

Her majesty: The event will honor Debra L. Lee as Janelle and Queen Latifah will be co-chairs

Her majesty: The event will honor Debra L. Lee as Janelle and Queen Latifah will be co-chairs

The event will honor Debra L. Lee as Janelle and Queen Latifah will be co-chairs.

And Queen Latifah was a vision in navy as she made her grand entrance in an elegant cold shoulder gown.

With her sandy blonde hair swept back, the Girl' Trip actress revelaed her curvy figure in the form fitting couture.

Meanwhile, legendary actress Cicely Tyson showed all the young wannabees how it's done in a metallic fringed jacket and sensible pants.?

Vision:?And Queen Latifah was a vision in navy as she made her grand entrance in an elegant cold shoulder gown

Vision:?And Queen Latifah was a vision in navy as she made her grand entrance in an elegant cold shoulder gown

High kicks: Meanwhile, legendary actress Cicely Tyson showed all the young wannabees how it's done in a metallic fringed jacket and sensible pants

High kicks: Meanwhile, legendary actress Cicely Tyson showed all the young wannabees how it's done in a metallic fringed jacket and sensible pants

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