Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Carter stole the show at the 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles when they showed up to the event in matching metallic gold gowns and the effect was definitely flawless.
The gala, which was hosted by Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson and her husband, Richard Lawson, had a theme of “WACO to Wakanda,” referencing the fictional African nation in Black Panther.
Celebrating the impact of art through fashion and philanthropy, this year’s event honored two extraordinary women who each hold a special place in Tina’s heart: daughter Beyonce and Jay Z’s mother, Gloria Carter.
Following a pre-recorded message of congratulations from former First Lady Michelle Obama, Beyonce was moved to tears as she accepted the 2018 WACO Theater Center Humanitarian Award. During her speech, she credited her mother with teaching her the importance and value of helping, celebrating and appreciating others.
“Thank you to the most incredible woman, my mother,” She taught me that there’s something more valuable than any dollar amount, and that’s time,” she said while taking to the stage to receive her award. “Time to put someone else first. Time to change the trajectory of a child, of a village, of a community, and time to tell another person that you matter to me, you matter to the world and that your contributions are important.”
Queen Bey wore a custom gold gown with metallic cutouts and a gold train made by Falguni Shane Peacock; the designers said that the dress was inspired by Nubian warrior queen Amanishakheto, with the metallic cutouts styled to look like the armor worn by Nubian armies.
Six-year-old Blue Ivy, who engaged in a humorous bidding war with director Tyler Perry for a portrait of Sidney Poitier, wore a gold dress with a full skirt and a matching gold wig that matched her mother’s look perfectly.