Rita Moreno sparkles in a red sequined blouse at NAACP LDF’S Equal Justice Awards Dinner

Rita Moreno sparkles in a red sequined blouse and skirt as she joins John Legend and Stevie Wonder at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Equal Justice Awards Dinner

Rita Moreno had all eyes on her in a shimmering red ensemble on Tuesday as she added some star power to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s 34th National Equal Justice Awards Dinner.

The 90-year-old EGOT holder looked vibrant in a red sequined blouse while joining singers John Legend, 43, and Stevie Wonder, 72, who both provided entertainment for the attendees at the New York City event.

The event honors leaders in a variety of disciplines who promote ‘racial justice and equality,’ including Wonder, who was being honored with the organization’s Icon award.

Woman in red: Rita Moreno, 90, sizzled in a red sequined blouse and matching skirt as she led the stars at the NAACP LDF Equal Justice Awards Dinner in New York City on Tuesday

Rita paired her glamorous top with a matching scarlet skirt that reached down to the ground.

She stayed on the same color scheme with her open-toe shoes, but she contrasted the red with a striking lapel-free white blazer decorated with flower-shaped jewels jewels over one shoulder.

The West Side Story star wore her short salt-and-pepper hair in spikes, and she added some more luster with diamond-encrusted earrings.

While walking the red carpet, she stopped to pose with the NAACP LDF President and Director-Council Janai Nelson, who wore a lovely gray satin dress, and Sherrilyn Ifill, who was being honored with the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award.

Leaders: Rita was joined by NAACP LDF President and Director-Council Janai Nelson, who wore a lovely gray satin dress, and Sherrilyn Ifill, who was being honored with the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award

Leaders: Rita was joined by NAACP LDF President and Director-Council Janai Nelson, who wore a lovely gray satin dress, and Sherrilyn Ifill, who was being honored with the Thurgood Marshall Lifetime Achievement Award

Back in black: John Legend, who was on hand to perform onstage, looked relaxed in a black velvet blazer, which he paired with a black turtleneck and matching pants

Back in black: John Legend, who was on hand to perform onstage, looked relaxed in a black velvet blazer, which he paired with a black turtleneck and matching pants

Icon: He looked happy to see the legendary Stevie Wonder arrive at the event. The singer–songwriter rocked a black suit featuring a blazer with wide peaked lapels and a yellow-and-black patterned shirt

Icon: He looked happy to see the legendary Stevie Wonder arrive at the event. The singer–songwriter rocked a black suit featuring a blazer with wide peaked lapels and a yellow-and-black patterned shirt

Standing out: Also making a splash on the red carpet was New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who had on a lovely red velvet dress to match her curly hair and a set of gold open-toe heels

Standing out: Also making a splash on the red carpet was New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who had on a lovely red velvet dress to match her curly hair and a set of gold open-toe heels

John Legend, who was on hand to perform onstage, looked relaxed in a black velvet blazer, which he paired with a black turtleneck and matching pants.

He looked happy to see the legendary Stevie Wonder arrive at the event.

The singer–songwriter rocked a black suit featuring a blazer with wide peaked lapels and a yellow-and-black patterned shirt.

He skipped a tie and rocked an effortlessly cool black beret decorated with a line of cowrie shells.

Also making a splash on the red carpet was New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who had on a lovely red velvet dress to match her curly hair and a set of gold open-toe heels.

Showing off his skills: Naturally, John showed off his skill at the piano and his smooth vocals for the dinner portion of the evening

Showing off his skills: Naturally, John showed off his skill at the piano and his smooth vocals for the dinner portion of the evening

It takes two: The performance included a duet with Stevie, who sat near him at the helm of a small keyboard while also singing

It takes two: The performance included a duet with Stevie, who sat near him at the helm of a small keyboard while also singing

Triumphant: The two performers beamed as they addressed the crowd after their performance

Triumphant: The two performers beamed as they addressed the crowd after their performance

The author of the 1619 Project was being honored with the Spirit of Justice Award. 

Naturally, John showed off his skill at the piano and his smooth vocals for the dinner portion of the evening.

The performance included a duet with Stevie, who sat near him at the helm of a small keyboard while also singing.

The two performers beamed as they addressed the crowd after their performance. 

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