It was a family affair for the Carters at the third annual Wearable Art Gala on Saturday. Beyoncé, JAY-Z, and Blue Ivy looked like African royalty at the event held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
Co-founded by Beyonce’s mom, Tina Lawson, and her husband Richard Lawson, the event raises money for their North Hollywood non-profit gallery and performance space. In addition, money raised from the gala also helps fund their mentorship programs Tina’s Angels and Richard’s Warriors, which empowers inner-city students ages 12 to 14.
“I have a goal of two and Richard has a goal of three,” said Lawson of surpassing last year’s $1.2 million raised during an auction moderated by Star Jones, who will return again this year. “We’re grateful for what we do. As long as we can fund our program, that’s what we’re asking for.”
The theme of this year’s gala is “A Journey to the Pride Lands,” which is inspired by Disney’s upcoming live action remake of “The Lion King,” in which Beyoncé stars as Nala.
“So Disney has come on as a sponsor and we’re very excited about that because we get to use a lot of their assets in terms of content,” Lawson added
Other guests in attendance included award honoree Tyler Perry, Kelly Rowland, Maxwell,Marsai Martin, Chloe and Halle Bailey, to name a few.