On Saturday, celebs flocked to the 5th Annual Wearable Art Gala, an event co-founded by Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. As is tradition, Knowles-Lawson’s daughter Beyoncé was there with her husband Jay-Z, and as is also tradition, they looked stunning.
Each year has a theme, and this year’s was “Harlem Nights,” celebrating fashion from the 1920s to the 1950s, and held at the Waco Theater.
“From music and dancing to savory culinary dishes and signature cocktails, we’ll experience the big ballrooms, jazz clubs, speakeasies, iconic restaurants and theaters where artists such as Duke Ellington, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Cab Calloway, Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Pearl Primus, Ella Fitzgerald and others performed,” the venue’s website states.
Beyoncé celebrated the theme with a strapless Gucci mermaid gown mostly in black, but with white cups for the bust decorated in two stars. The skirt ended in a fluffy tulle train. On her arms were a pair of bright pink opera gloves with ruffles at the top of their sleeve.
She accessorized with Lorraine Schwartz chandelier earrings and a Dolce & Gabbana clutch. She left her hair down in glamourous curls down her back. Jay-Z was in a classic black tux, but in velvet.
Also at the event were sister superstars Chloe and Halle Bailey, who offered musical tributes to the night’s honorees, Angela Bassett and Mark Bradford. Chloe wore a hot pink gown with puffed sleeves and a tall slit in the wide princess skirt. The cutout revealed a playful thigh chain that mirrored the braid of her silver heels.
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Halle wore a gown in black with a cut out around her torso detailed in mirrored appliques and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The Little Mermaid star’s dress also ended in a mermaid skirt, and she had on dangling silver earrings.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.
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