As if we’re not already excited enough about “The Lion King.” Beyoncé gave fans a little live-action Nala in the fierce lioness look she wore Saturday night to the Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, California, hosted by mom Tina Knowles Lawson.
Her custom Georges Hobeika ensemble, which she posted to Instagram, consisted of a sleek gold-sequined animal-print catsuit with a lion-face embellished bodice, massive poufs of shoulder feathers and a long shimmering cape. She finished her look with matching gold cuffs, strappy fringed sandals, sleek hair and bold gold earrings.
She also shared cute sho-ts of oldest daughter Blue Ivy, 7, in a yellow gown and African headdress, singing along to “Circle of Life.”
The event, which raises money for the non-profit Where Art Can Occur theater center, a gallery and performance space founded by Beyoncé’s mom and husband Richard Lawson in Los Angeles, went with a “Lion King”-inspired “A Journey to the Pride Lands” theme.
Over-the-top attire is encouraged: “Think of the beautiful animals, the vivid landscapes and spectacular sunsets of Africa,” Knowles Larson enthused in her statement about the event. “There are no limits!”
Glitter, face paint and elaborate updos were all in evidence on the red carpet, where guests included Tiffany Haddish, Michelle Williams.
Tyler Perry, Daniel Kaluuya, Magic Johnson, Eric Benet, Maxwell, Steve Harvey, Anthony Anderson, Holly Robinson Peete, Robin Givens, Vanessa Williams, Star Jones and MC Hammer.Disney’s upcoming live-action “Lion King” hi-ts theaters July 18.
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