Davis Street is hosting its Annual Fundraiser Gala on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at the Sequoyah Country Club. For this year’s theme, Davis Street would like to honor and give tribute to Motown.
Motown was founded by Berry Gordy and became a record corporation in 1960 with a combination of jazz, funk, gospel, and blues sound, with a call-and-response singing style. Motown was the most successful African American owned record label, headquartered in Detroit Michigan, and coined the style of music with icon artists such as Smokey Robinson, the Four Tops, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the Supremes. Not only did Motown start a musical revolution, but it had a large sociocultural impact and was a huge influence in the civil rights movement, with activist supporters such as Martin Luther King Jr., and Jesse Jackson. Berry Gordy’s vision was to create music for everybody and unite individuals together.
The Motown clothing styles pulled from the 1960’s and 1970’s era with bright colors, suits, dresses, jumpsuits, sequins, velvet, feathers, fringe, flared sleeves and pants, and much more. Take a look at a few suggestions below for attire inspiration for the day of the event.