Beyoncé & More Black Glamour At WACO's 5th Annual Wearable Art Gala - Eventnoire

Stars were in abundance at WACO’s 5th Annual Wearable Art Gala as “Harlem Nights” took the stage as this year’s theme.

Beyonce and Jay Z attended last night’s event looking like wealth.

The Culture dazzled in couture as they celebrated the vision of Bey’s mother. Miss Tina and her husband, Richard Lawson, are the founders and Artistic Directors of Where Art Can Occur (WACO), a visual and performing arts center.

The “Black Met Gala” serves as a multi-pronged fundraiser to support WACO’s artistic and mentorship programs.

Miss Tina sat with the events media partners, Ebony and Jet Magazine, and discussed the event’s purpose. “Wearable art is just expressing your creativity in the form of dress. I say all the time that Black people just have a flair like no other. We walk differently, we dance differently, we dress differently—and it’s always going to be with some extra point of flair with it. And so I think to celebrate that and wearable art is so important. People get to express themselves. It’s really interesting to see people who are are bankers to put on this wearable art and to be creative. It just it pushes people past their comfort zone.”

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Caroline Wanga attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)

Notable takeaways from this year’s Gala: Beyonce confirmed her 2023 World Tour with a $20,000 auction to see her perform live. The package featured an all-expense paid trip with first-class airfare, a luxury hotel stay, and a behind-the-scenes tour for 2 with Miss Tina. Keke Palmer served as the event’s host, and Angela Basset received an Icon Award honoring her career achievements and the upliftment of young black artists. 

See More Black Glamour at WACO’s 5th Annual Wearable Art Gala

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Kelly Rowland attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Lori Harvey attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Marsai Martin attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Melina Matsoukas attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Jamila Pecou and Fahamu Pecou attend the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Quinta Brunson attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Damson Idris attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Kendra G attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Dominique Fishback attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: (L-R) Angela Rye and Jalen Rose attend the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Boris Kodjoe attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Michelle Williams attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Jurnee Smollett attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Vivica A. Fox attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Issa Rae attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Robi Reed attends 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Doechiiattends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Tyler Perry attends the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 22: Magic and Cookie Johnson attend the 5th Annual WACO Wearable Art Gala at Barker Hangar on October 22, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Wearable Art Gala)
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