Dannielynn Birkhead Pays Tribute to Janet Jackson by Wearing Her 2003 Outfit to 2022 Barnstable Brown Gala

Dannielynn Birkhead Pays Tribute to Janet Jackson by Wearing Her 2003 Outfit to 2022 Barnstable Brown Gala

Dannielynn Birkhead is channeling her interior Janet Jackson.

The daughter of Larry Birkhead and the late Anna Nicole Smith attended the thirty third annual Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala on Friday night, the place she wore the precise outfit that Jackson, 55, wore to the identical occasion nearly twenty years in the past.

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Larry, 49, revealed that the apparel Dannielynn, 15, was sporting as soon as belonged to the “Escapade” singer in an Instagram put up on the joint account that he shares together with his teenage daughter.

“Off to the Barnstable-Brown Gala with Dannielynn,” the photographer captioned a collection of posts, earlier than revealing that her outfit was the identical one worn by Jackson in 2003.

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Noting that her ensemble “was bought as part of Janet’s @juliens_auctions benefitting charity,” Larry continued, “Satirically, Janet is anticipated to attend tonight.”

“Subsequent up the @kentuckyderby then taking Dannielynn to her first @janetjackson live performance,” the proud dad concluded his put up.

On the occasion, Dannielynn and Jackson posed collectively for pictures alongside Larry. The daddy-daughter duo has lengthy attended the occasion, which is the place Larry first met Smith.

Chris Barnstable-Brown, one of many occasion’s organizers, tells PEOPLE that Dannielynn “regarded beautiful” whereas sporting her “homage” to Jackson. “She is getting so tall,” he provides of the teenager. “She’s nearly as tall as her dad now.”

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Jackson, in the meantime, Barnstable-Brown says, regarded like a “goddess within the flesh.” He provides: “Janet Jackson got here in and when simply completely could not be any sweeter.”

“She was so candy and right down to earth, and she or he was mingling with friends,” Barnstable-Brown says. “She was speaking to everyone.”

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 06: Larry Birkhead, Janet Jackson, and Dannielynn Birkhead attends the Barnstable Brown Gala at Barnstable-Brown Mansion on Might 06, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Picture by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Photos)

Jackson, Dannielynn, and Larry had been simply among the friends to attend the star-studded gala, which raises cash for the Barnstable Brown Diabetes Middle on the College of Kentucky.

Over the previous 13 years, the occasion has raised and donated roughly $17 million to help the medical middle.

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Different friends on the occasion included Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Justin Hartley, Sofia Pernas, Richie Sambora, and Morgan Wallen, to call a number of.

The members of New Version — Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant — had been additionally in attendance as properly.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY – MAY 06: Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Ricky Bell, and Bobby Brown of New Version attends the Barnstable Brown Gala at Barnstable-Brown Mansion on Might 06, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Picture by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Photos)

Barnstable-Brown tells PEOPLE that lots of the singing celebrities in attendance jumped onstage for “impromptu” performances.

Amongst them included Aldean, 45, who carried out a “10-minute rendition” of his track “Little Pink Homes” — which Barnstable-Brown says, “Had the gang all chanting.”

Hootie and the Blowfish’s Darius Rucker additionally carried out onstage, and Barnstable-Brown notes that his son Jack was in attendance on the occasion recording his set throughout what marked a father-son getaway for the duo.

Obligatory Credit score: Picture by C Michael Stewart/imageSPACE/Shutterstock (12929208w) Richie Sambora Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Gala, Louisville, USA – 06 Might 2022

Sambora, 62, additionally carried out, and he later donated the guitar he was utilizing throughout his set to charity. The instrument, which was signed by a bunch of the opposite celebrities, began a bidding conflict and offered for $70,000.

“Seeing all of them jamming and doing their dances and stuff like that was simply completely spontaneous, nevertheless it was a ton of enjoyable,” Barnstable-Brown tells PEOPLE.

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