On Saturday, celebs flocked to the fifth 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 together with her husband Jay-Z, and as can also be tradition, they looked stunning.
Annually has a theme, and this 12 months’s was “Harlem Nights,” celebrating fashion from the Twenties to the Nineteen Fifties, and held on the Waco Theater.
“From music and dancing to savory culinary dishes and signature cocktails, we’ll experience the large ballrooms, jazz clubs, speakeasies, iconic restaurants and theaters where artists reminiscent of 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 led to a fluffy tulle train. On her arms were a pair of vivid pink opera gloves with ruffles at the highest 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 on 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 within 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 round her torso detailed in mirrored appliques and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The Little Mermaid star’s dress also led to a mermaid skirt, and he or 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, might be released by Dial Press in February 2022.