On September 6th, Judy and Michael Mauldin of R&B Hip Hop 4 Humanity along with Bentley Atlanta and The Atlantan hosted the star-studded “A Night to Remember” fundraiser and tribute to fashion pioneer Bethann Hardison and the late designer Willi Smith at Atlanta’s ever-popular Atlantic Station.
Model Tyson Beckford and WSB TV’s Jovita Moore emcee’d the affair, which included a performance by singer Kenny Lattimore, a presentation to Hardison and Smith, and a stunning runway show featuring model and tv personality Cynthia Bailey. Interior designer Michael Habachy of HGTV’s “Design Wars” transformed the vast loft space above Z Gallerie into a chic white wonderland washed in jewel-toned lighting.
Attendees included actress Jasmine Guy, former model Gail O’Neill, Anna Maria Horsford, Toya & Memphitz Wright, Trina & Towanda Braxton, Tameka Raymond (one of the show’s stylists), attorney/Real Housewives’ Phaedra Parks, singer/songwriter Crystal Nicole, choreographer Andrea Kelly, singer Dondria, entrepreneur Peter Thomas, singer Nivea, Derek Blanks, Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, Roger Bobb, Kenny Burns (V103) and more.
This was Atlanta’s way to kick off Fashion’s Night Out, which takes place Sept 8. Proceeds from “A Night to Remember” benefit the Mauldin Scholarship Fund at Savannah College of Art & Design and Invisible Beauty, a documentary by Bethann Hardison. For more information, visit www.antrfashion.org.