Black Dynasty hosts ‘All of The Lights’ fashion show

Members of the Black Dynasty Modeling Troupe pose pre-show before the troupe’s ‘All of the Lights’ production held on Feb. 4. Courtesy photo

The Black Dynasty Modeling Troupe hosted their fashion show “All of The Lights” on Feb. 4. 

The show brought in a huge audience of spectators anxiously waiting to view what the group had been preparing for weeks. 

Black Dynasty added several new members prior to the show. With so many new members being added to the organization in such a short period of time, it caused challenges within in training new members and getting them prepared in time for show night. 

The show was hosted by Rudolph Valentine who kept the energy high and the crowd engaged. 

There were many designers featured such as Stay Woke, Limitless and Wear Your Crown. 

The show had a total of nine scenes beginning with the opening act “Forever Faces”, which demonstrated makeup artistry. “Forever Faces” was followed by “Neon Lights”, which showcased neon designs, “A Heartless Love Story” and “Limitless: Designer Scene”, an all male scene entitled “DRIP”. 

Crowd favorites for the night included a sitcom scene and a heartfelt “All of the Lights” finale. 

“‘All of The Lights’ meant more than just lights to me!” Cierra Jackson, the president of Black Dynasty, a 20-year-old junior business management major from Monroe, said. “My main reason for the theme was to showcase our past, that is why we had a black history scene since it’s Black History Month. For example, the sitcom scene were TV shows of our past and we dressed accordingly to the show. Lastly, the ‘All White’ scene meant something more personal. It was for anyone that is deceased in our lives. But we made it more like a celebration, that’s why we wore all white. The point of holding candles at the end of the show was to show how much we miss and love.” 

As the show continued the crowd engagement continued to grow creating a warm vibe in the atmosphere. 

Once the sitcom scene came about everyone was locked into the show. 

“The sitcom scene was my favorite because we all have memories to each TV show we walked to,” Zemry Ivory, Vice President of Black Dynasty, a 20-year-old junior business marketing major from Dallas, said. 

“We all had a fun experience in practice & you could tell everybody walked with confidence.” 

Black Dynasty was founded on Grambling State University’s campus 35 years ago, the modeling troupe has a rich history of demonstrating art and style throughout the community. 

With notable past members such as Erykah Badu it is clear to many why this modeling troupe always shows out and puts on a show. 

Despite minor setbacks Black Dynasty pulled off a flawless show with new faces and great talent. 

In order to join Black Dynasty, students are welcome to join th organization’s workshops and tryouts. Those interested are encouraged to contact the organization’s president and vice president for more information. 

“Black Dynasty would like to thank the campus of Grambling State University, everyone who supports us, helps us prepare for shows, & everybody who comes to the show!” Ivory said. 

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