Although the awards season is on pause until the new year, the fashion races are still going on. Case in point: on Saturday night in Santa Monica, CA, a host of stars attended the fifth annual Wearable Arts Gala, benefiting the Where Art Can Occur Theater Center, a organization founded by Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. It is therefore no surprise that the red carpet saw the arrival of daughter Knowles-Lawson Beyoncéalong with her former Destiny’s Child teammates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams; Lori Harvey; Issa Rae; Quinta Brunson; and many more.
The grand event is classically themed “Harlem Nights”, encouraging attendees to show off in their best clothes, inspired by all the old-school beauty Harlem is known for. 1920s to 1950s. As a result, the Wearable Art red carpet is home to a host of ornate, visually decadent looks, from Harvey’s custom purple ombré dress by Ibrahima Gueye designs – featuring a 3D swirl bodice around the bust and neck and hips- high slits – to the jewel-encrusted navy dress with a large cut at the bodice that Halle Bailey chose for the occasion. Meanwhile, Bailey’s older sister, Chlöe, chose a Barbiecore– slim fit, complete with a floor sweep skirt, a plunging neckline and puffy sleeves.
On Bey’s side, the “Break My Soul” singer sported a tailored Gucci mermaid strapless dress with silver stars on the chest. Accessory-wise, she opted for pink satin opera gloves accented with shoulder tassels, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, black sunglasses and a simple black clutch. Is it a coincidence that Beyoncé’s look perfectly matches the outfits her two nannies wear, Chloe and Bailey? Probably. As is common knowledge, Bey is a marketing buff, so coordinating the film may have been a deliberate move on her part.
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