The Last Word: Lisa Stroud on Saturday’s Dallas Celeb Fashion Awards

“Let’s celebrate how they didn’t wait for a seat at the table—they built their own.”

Lisa Stroud
Dallas Celeb Fashion Awards
.…on showcasing Black designers and paying homage to fashion icons at Saturday’s event.

Here's "who said what" in Dallas Innovates Every Day.This Saturday, August 20, the inaugural Dallas Celeb Fashion Awards will be held at The Statler hotel in downtown Dallas. 

Stroud says she created the star-studded event “to honor Black celebrities with iconic brands, to showcase Black designers, and to pay homage to fashion icons.”

The gala will feature a high-energy show spotlighting the fashion brands Karl Kani, Dapper Dan, FUBU, and Baby Phat. Founders and reps of all four brands will attend.

The Black Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson

NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson [Photo courtesy Dallas Celeb Fashion Awards]

The event will also pay homage to the late fashion designer Virgil Abloh and to fashion editor and icon André Leon Talley, “for all of their contributions to not only fashion, but to the African-American community.”

Titia Owens and comedian Griff (also co-host of “Get Up! Mornings” with Erica Campbell) will be the event’s emcees, with the red carpet hosted by EMMY award-winning host Ro Parrish.

Event proceeds will benefit various DFW nonprofits specializing in services for the homeless, single mothers, senior citizens, and mental health awareness.  

Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets begin at $150. For more info, go here.

As always, events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Be sure to check with the venue or organization to confirm all details.

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