Wearable art can bring in over a million dollars, that is if you're Beyoncé's mama who has her own major list of celebrity friends. Get into Tina Lawson's star-studded inaugural Wearable Art Gala inside...
Saturday night, celebs hit up Tina and Richard Lawson's Wearable Art Gala at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Think Met Gala (which goes down tonight in NYC!) for L.A.
Bey, rocking a sexy, curve hugging red Stello dress, gushed about the work her mom put in saying:
I am super proud of my beautiful mother for creating such an awesome event. Close to $1 million was raised for The WACO Theater Center to benefit young people through their mentorship programs and the arts. Mom, you inspire us all to be generous, selfless, positive, to have empathy, to love and to praise creativity in the world. It brought tears to my eyes to be a witness to what you and Richard have created together. WACO is a safe place truly Where Art Can Occur. I love you.
Yes Ms. Tina! Serving a dramatic "lewk" and posing proudly with her man Richard.
Solange was there to support and so were Jay Z and his mom Gloria Carter:
Gloria was laced in Gucci, Dries Van Noten and Issey Miyake, dressed by June Ambrose.
Richard Lawson's daughter Bianca Lawson, who's currently starring on "Queen Sugar," hit the carpet in a bold look.
Kelly Rowland went all out for the occasion, and we loved it.
After posing it up with Tina and her bestie/Destiny's Child groupmate Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland flossed in a fun and pretty ball gown by Monsoori:
Underneath, she kept it chill in Buscemi sneakers:
Kelly's husband Tim rocked a dapper look with a splashed slogan:
And she posed it up with Bey's cousin Angie, Maxine Waters, Octavia Spencer and Star Jones.
Another member of Destiny's Child was also in the place. LeToya Luckett came out to support in a colorful look...and with a date:
We see you boo...
Meagan Good was pretty in emerald.
And made a blue coordinating statement with husband Devon Franklin.
Beyonce's cousin and actress Shanica Knowles hit the carpet with this look.
Serayah was all about the shine and shimmer.
"Being Mary Jane" creator Mara Brock Akil kept it simple and fab.
Star Jones went the headpiece route like Beyonce.
Tasha Smith stays serving. Werk.
Draya Michele has been trying to get Bey to rock her Mint Swim bikinis for a while now. Maybe she finally won her over...
The Johnsons were front and center for the fabulous affair. Ej posed it up with mom and dad Cookie & Magic Johnson.
Director Malina Moutsoukas popped up in a dark floral number.
June was pretty in pink with a dramatic look.
The Lawsons' vacay partners Sam and Latonya Jackson were there to support.
And their other vacay partner Holly Robinson Peete was there too rocking a dress from Rita Vinieris and a Prince-covered jacket:
Debbie Allen and her husband Norm Nixon, who just celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary together, were holding hands and being all cutesy on the carpet.
And "blackish" star Yara Shahidi posed it up with fellow YBF Teens Chloe and Halle.
Fab times for a cause. Congrats Ms. Tina and co. for crossing the million dollar mark!