Over the weekend, top celebrities stepped out for the fifth annual Wearable Art Gala, which benefits the Where Art Can Occur theatre centre (WACO)— a space for artists of African descent to showcase their work, founded by Tina Knowles-Lawson and Richard Lawson. 


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Grandly attended, the event carried a retro “Harlem Nights” theme, encouraging attendees to show out in their most elegant ensembles inspired by all the glamour the city of Harlem was known for from the 1920s through the 1950s.

Keeping to tradition, fashion plate Lori Harvey hit the red carpet adorned in an avant-garde custom dress inspired by the ’20s fringe trend. Masterminded by go-to stylist Elly Karamoh, Lori selected a dress created in collaboration with Senegalese designer Ibrahima Gueye and Albert Ayal, who founded Up Next Designer.

The striking dress featured fringes, a thigh-high slit and corset-style layering over the bodice with side cutouts and a wraparound neckline.

Lori paired the dress with Christian Louboutin’s pumps in light purple and accessorized with Xivkarats jewellery, a trio of rings and a pair of amethyst-toned teardrop earrings.

For beauty, Lori opted for warm-toned and luminescent makeup, which was simply radiant, paired perfectly with classic finger waves and a side swoop.


Styling: @elly30
Hair: @hair4kicks
Makeup: @linamourey
Photography: @itschristopherhorne
Jewels: @xivkarats