Enter the royal tribes...
If you haven't been living under a rock, you know all about Tina Knowles-Lawson and her hubby Richard Lawson's annual Wearable Art Gallery. For us black folks, it's our MET Gala. The doting couple founded Where Art Can Occur (WACO) Theatre Center where the mission pronounces that theater and art is a powerful, important part of the Los Angeles culture and community and it should be accessible to all. For three years, WACO has hosted a Wearable Art Gala, creating a space for the community to be over the top with their interpretation of art you can don. Knowles-Lawson told Harper's Bazaar, "It can't just be a dress with a little necklace. You've gotta really go there with it!"
2019's theme was "A Journey to the Pride Lands" – a celebratory nod to The Lion King. And it makes perfect sense as Beyonce is among the co-chairs and she is featured in the classic film as the beloved Nala. During the extravagant event, creatives were honored; Tyler Perry took home the Trailblazer Award. New to this year's event is the collaboration with Oprah Winfrey's Network alongside content creator, Steve Jones, to broadcast the celebration of art.
Dripping in culture, stars from all different genres gathered at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica to show off their flawless fashions, including Issa Rae, Angela Rye, Robin Givens, Tiffany Haddish, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Steve and Majorie Harvey.
Take a look at some of our faves by clicking through the gallery below!
Tina Knowles-Lawson & Richard Lawson
Auntie Tina has so many talents, we wouldn't be surprised if she designed these custom lewks herself! If there was a black Game of Thrones, the Lawson's would definitely rule the seven kingdoms.
Which look was your favorite! Give us a shout in the comments below!
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