Rosario Dawson Turns Show Into Dance Party at NYFW

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Actress Rosario Dawson debuted her latest Studio 189 collection at New York Fashion Week on Monday with a special touch.

Upon entering into the event, held at Metropolitan West, the invitees found that there were no traditional seats—stones replaced seats!–and staff members roamed around, sampling pieces from the collection.

Dawson began the show by asking for a moment of silence to remember those affected by the attacks on 9/11. She followed that with a video about Studio 189’s social justice work and the impact it’s having in Africa.

The line, headquartered in Ghana, has a mission beyond fabulous fashion: to empower, educate and create opportunities for local artisans in Africa.

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The models then featured the line by standing in groups, while talking and dancing with one another. The participants included people of all ages, ethnicities, and colors. “It’s all about inclusiveness,” Erwiah said at the beginning of the event. The clothing stayed true to an African aesthetic with bright colors, light fabrics, and native prints.

In the middle of the presentation, Studio 189 surprised attendees with a full-blown concert, which got everybody dancing to the rhythm of E.L.’s afrobeats music. Even Dawson joined in, busting some moves with pal Paula Abdul.

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