Idris Elba, 50, and stunning wife Sabrina, 33, at 36th Annual Footwear News Achievement Awards


Each year, the Footwear News Achievement Awards, often called the ‘Shoe Oscars‘, are held in celebration of footwear’s major style stars, best brand stories, passionate philanthropists, emerging talents and industry veterans.

And on Wednesday, Idris Elba and his stunning wife Sabrina were among the A-listers to attend the 36th annual ceremony that went off at Cipriani South Street in New York.

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 on Wednesday night

Though the handsome actor garnered plenty of attention, it was Sabrina who stole the show in a sexy brown see-through dress.

The skintight number showed off the activist’s enviable curves and sculpted midriff.

She opted to go braless beneath the dress.

Rounding out her look, the model/actress slipped her feet into brown heels, and had her dark tresses styled long with some waves and a part in the middle.

Suave: Elba, 50, looked suave in a stylish black suit with white stitching along the legs, arms and lapels

Suave: Elba, 50, looked suave in a stylish black suit with white stitching along the legs, arms and lapels

Head turner: Though the handsome actor garnered plenty of attention, it was Sabrina who stole the show in a sexy brown see-through dress

Head turner: Though the handsome actor garnered plenty of attention, it was Sabrina who stole the show in a sexy brown see-through dress 

While holding hands with his wife, Elba, 50, looked suave in a stylish black suit with white stitching along the legs, arms and lapels.

He also wore a black dress shirt with a matching tie, along with a pair of black dress shoes.

The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star also sported a well manicured salt-and-pepper goatee and had is hair closely cropped.

Later in the evening, Elba would hit the stage to offer some kind words about Louboutin, 59, when he presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Honor: The leading man had the honor of presenting French fashion designer Christian Louboutin with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony

Honor: The leading man had the honor of presenting French fashion designer Christian Louboutin with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony 

Difference makers: Honorees like Louboutin, 59, typically hail 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

Difference makers: Honorees like Louboutin, 59, typically hail 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

At the start of 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 built up a celebrity clientele.

While expanding his company into men’s luxury footwear, handbags, fragrances and makeup, Louboutin artfully used his footwear design as a vehicle to explore his many obsessions, which includes travel, pop culture, theater, dance, art, literature and cinema, and wooed legions of devoted fans like A-listers Blake Lively, Cardi B. and Zendaya, according to footwearnews.com.

The FNAAs celebrate footwear’s major style stars, best brands and brand stories, philanthropists, emerging talents, and industry veterans. 

Smooth: Elba would hit the stage to offer some kind words about Louboutin before presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Smooth: Elba would hit the stage to offer some kind words about Louboutin before presenting him with the Lifetime Achievement Award

Honorees typically hail 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 works of art include everything from athletic sneakers, to luxury heels, and  hiking boots.

‘The FNAAs inspire and demonstrate the great intersection of fashion, sports, celebrity, music and commerce, and we recognize the leaders in our industry shaping culture through footwear,’ said Michael Atmore, editorial director of FN and chief brand officer of Fairchild Media Group. 

‘Celebrating rising stars and industry legends alike, it’s an honor to spotlight the exceptional innovation, depth and breadth of talent across the footwear industry.’ 

Celebrating three decades: The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star flashed his infectious smile just as he was presenting Louboutin with his honor for his three decades of designs

Celebrating three decades: The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star flashed his infectious smile just as he was presenting Louboutin with his honor for his three decades of designs

Louboutin wore a green-patterned double-breasted suit with a light pink shirt and tie

Louboutin wore a green-patterned double-breasted suit with a light pink shirt and tie

One 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 dressed in a black t-shirt, baseball cap and sunglasses.

His wife was among those to make a comment about the picture: ‘Your smile always makes me better,’ she gushed, along with a red heart emoji.

Love tap: On Tuesday, Elba shared his smile with the world on Instagram, and his wife quickly commented: 'You smile always makes me better'

Love tap: On Tuesday, Elba shared his smile with the world on Instagram, and his wife quickly commented: ‘You smile always makes me better’



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