In celebration of their fifth year anniversary, WACO Theater Center put on the 2022 Wearable Art Gala over the weekend. Hosted by co-founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson (who set the style standard for the soirée in a black fascinator and a $4,590 Alexander McQueen black asymmetrical jacket), this year the Step Into Harlem Nights theme moved guests to dress in their best 1920s, Art Deco inspired flapper dresses and dapper suits.
We’re talking about true wearable art here, and that is what only the best dressed undoubtedly delivered. Here is the top 10 hit looks of the night:
Easily amongst the most on theme and original looks of the evening, Marsai wore custom House of JMC styled by Bryon Javar. For her glam, she called on the expertise of MUA Joanna Simkin and hair stylist Alexander Armand.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are known to be regular guests at the yearly Wearable Art Gala! This year, the two showed up with Beyoncé in a custom Gucci gown and pink gloves, a custom Dolce & Gabbana clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry styled by KJ Moody. Jay-Z wore a black velvet Tom Ford suit, a stellar combination.
Wearing Georges Hobeika, Halle Bailey shined gracefully in a low key-hole dress with crystals contouring every cut-out! The Fall-Winter 2022-2023 gown from the Eternal Gifts Couture collection was styled by Nicky Goodman.
Also opting for black and crystals, Michelle Williams came in a $550 Badgley Mischka pleated bust, off-the-shoulder dress. Get the look below!
Get the look: $550 Badgley Mischka Pleated Bust Dress with Off Shoulder Sleeves
Chlöe Bailey and her stylist Shaojun Chen gave us pretty in pink with a magenta ball gown by Aje with an exposed thigh that revealed a crystal garter!
Keke Palmer made her appearance in vintage Saint Laurent, and instant hit styled by Shiona Turini!
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