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See What Everyone Wore to the 'Black Panther'-Themed Wearable Art Gala

Dara Prant

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy stole the show in matching gold dresses.

Chloe and Halle Bailey at WACO Theater's 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala. Photo: @chloexhalle/Instagram

Over the weekend, Beyoncé, Blue Ivy and the Knowles-Lawson-Carter family attended the the WACO Theater Center's second-annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles. Co-founded and hosted by mother-of-Beyoncé-and-Solange Tina Knowles Lawson and her husband Richard Lawson, the event invited its guests to dress as characters from Wakanda, the fictional world in which the newly released "Black Panther" takes place. And its celebrity attendees certainly took advantage of the theme and arrived in the most beautiful, elaborate looks.

But of course, no two people were more aptly dressed for the royal occasion than Beyoncé and her six-year-old mini-mogul, Blue Ivy, who both wore coordinating gold dresses complete with dramatic metallic details and shiny headpieces. 

According to WWD, Beyoncé's body-hugging, custom gown was inspired by an ancient Nubian warrior queen and designed by Indian fashion house Falguni Shane Peacock. The dress featured an extravagant gold train and strategically placed metallic cutouts designed to mimic the armor worn by Nubian armies.

A sketch of Beyoncé's Wearable Art Gala gown designed by Indian fashion house Falguni Shane Peacock. Photo: @wwd/Instagram

Similarly, Blue's dress was a miniature sparkling concoction made out of ribbons of gold lamé layered into a Christmas Tree shape. But Mother Knowles was not to be left out of the gilded gown club: She took charge of the evening in a form-fitting, one-shouldered satin gold dress made by designer Jean-Louis Sabaji — she is the matriarch of the royal family, after all, so she deserve to be draped in gold. 

Aside from the Knowles-Lawson-Carters, Ashley Jackson, V. Bozeman, Chloe x Halle and more also came out to celebrate bold, superhero-charged fashion in couture-like crafted multicolored and patterned ensembles, which you can see in the gallery below. 

Tina Knowles in Jean-Louis Sabaji and Richard Lawson at WACO Theater's 2nd Annual Wearable Art Gala. Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

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