Lori Harvey Channels The Roaring '20s In Fringed Dress At The Wearable Art Gala

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When it comes to fashion, Lori Harvey is a walking work of art. And she proved it yet again when she attended the Wearable Art Gala on Saturday, October 22.

The theme was “Harlem Nights,” celebrating fashion from the 1920s to the 1950s, and the 25-year-old model and businesswoman totally nailed it with a fringed ensemble that gave off flapper-girl vibes. The outfit was not only perfectly on theme but also displayed a high level of craftsmanship that held its own in a roomful of the most spectacular “wearable art.” See below.

Sculptural Gown

Lori shared a multi-photo carousel on Instagram showing different angles of the ensemble, which consisted of a lavender halter gown with a plunging neckline and high slit, finished off with a sculptural overlay on the bodice that wound all the way around her neck.

Vintage Glamour

The outfit was styled with a pair of Christian Louboutin Hot Chick pumps and XIV Karats jewels that included dangling earrings and chunky rings. To complete the look, the star wore her hair in a vintage-glam finger wave.

'A True Work Of Art'

Stylist Elly Karamoh uploaded a video of his gorgeous client getting prepped for the event.

“The 1920’s ushered many unique elements to style!” he wrote in the caption. “Fringes were one [of] the most symbolic details to the roaring era. I wanted to reference fringes and modernize the flapper girl. I saved so many clips and still images of Lynn Whitfield acting as Josephine [B]aker, then went and started to save photos of the original Josephine [B]aker.

“We wanted a design that would be unique, hold the essence of the Harlem renaissance and have major sex appeal.

“So I called the one and only @ebraheema.gueye!! Ibrahima designs his dresses with bio acetate fringes! The fringes produce a silk like finish; his garments are a true work of art.”

The Story Behind The Outfit

The designer, Ibrahima Gueye, created the look in collaboration with Up Next Designer’s Albert Ayal, who shared the story behind the outfit in an Instagram post.

“When I first visited IFM a year ago in Paris, I met this amazing young student named Ibrahima,” he wrote. “He is from Senegal and is inspired by his culture for his creations. A year later I was approached by Revolve to create an exhibit with them for NYFW where I collaborated with 12 emerging designers on creating one special look. This was one of the looks that were a part of the exhibit which is now on a red carpet on the queen Lori Harvey!!!”

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