Founded by Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the WACO Theater Center's Wearable Art Gala exuded the luxuriousness and splendor of Harlem in the 1920s while bringing Black luminaries together for a worthy cause. Hosted at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, the WACO Theater Center executed a specular event to expose the work of wonderful artists while using the proceeds to continue investing in the lives of Black and Brown youth.
As a proud media sponsor, EBONY took part in the excitement of the gala and hung out with some of the coolest cats of Black Hollywood. EBONY correspondent Ida Yohannes hit the red carpet to talk to attendees about the beauty of the Harlem Renaissance, the unique style of Black folks and their joy in being back for another year of the Wearable Art Gala.
"We hope to just continue to do the work that we do with our kids. Mentoring them and changing lives while supporting art is the most important part of this," shared Knowles-Lawson.