Last night, Beyoncé wore a Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy dress to the Met Gala, and boy was it rock and roll.
On her, it was like second skin, par for the course. But with architecturally impressive pronounced shoulders, and embellished with weird baubles all different shades of Tang, this was a very unusual dress for the carpt. We’ve never seen a “haute fetish” dress look this inspired. The cherry blossom like detailing on the hem registers as a subverted traditional gown, but the puffy shoulders are straight out of some space apocalypse. It’s a dress you notice more and more about the more you look at Beyonce, which is what people like to do.
What a change from last year’s look. Last year, Washington Post critic Robin Givhan criticized her glitter naked dress for being embarrassing and light on the “style.” But obviously she’s too sexy to care about a Met Gala dress code, as her stylist had noted. Often we see that the woman is an entertainer first, so on the carpet, she dresses for sparkle and shine and basically to show her sculpted dancer’s body, not that anyone’s complaining about body pride, because damn. But last year, she wore was a couture version of an old school sparkler hand sewn by her mother Tina Knowles. But this time, naked or not, this was actual inspiring, fresh fashion.
And Lemonade, in which she disrespected cars in Cavalli and defined your squad goals in Rosie Assoulin, was the most fashionable short film since Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money. It shows that Beyonce may be paying attention to fashion more, which is only good for curvier women seeing themselves in the very best.
Tell RunwayRiot what you think about her look.
Beyoncé stunning at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/gcA9cS2YKj
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