It was A Night To Remember

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A Night to Remember

lived up to its name. It was indeed an unforgettable night. As the kick off to the highly anticipated

Fashion's Night Out

, Atlanta was already buzzing with energetic fashionistas. Celebrities like the very handsome

Tyson Beckford

, hosted the event along with, R&B singer 

Kenny Lattimore

and

Judy Mauldin.

Adding to the allure of the evening was a pristine 100ft red carpet which all guests got to walk on and were greeted by a swarm of flashing photography.

The VIP cocktail reception, catered by the delectable

Dennis Dean

, offered an intimate setting of fresh faces, models and good friends - a true party!

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The 'design star' in the middle is celebrity designer

Michael Habachy

... this was a big evening for Michael. He designed the runway and venue interior. The runway was a 69ft elevated jewel of mirror and painted white wood.

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Yep, that's me. Like I said, everyone walked the red carpet. [Thanks RNZ, for the great photos!]

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Four prominent ladies who had everything to do with the success of A Night To Remember.

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I recently suggested that perhaps "black was the new black" in my review of the

Jeffrey Fashion Cares

runway show and now I know it is after A Night To Remember. The abundance of African-American models on the runway was amazing and refreshing. Fabulous. [ As a latino, I'd like to see more people of color grace catwalks globally.]

Reportedly, vintage pieces by

Oscar de la Renta

and

Halston

were featured in the show, though not confirmed. The models were gorgeous and the fashion trΓ¨s chic and that's what mattered. Of course, that's not all that mattered. There was a greater message to the evening's fashion festivities - A Night To Remember served as a tribute and homage to

Bethann Hardison

,

Willi Smith

and all who have made strides to break down racial barriers within the fashion industry.

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