Beyonce at Topshop Topman New York City Flagship Opening Dinner

Posted on November 05, 2014

Once again, Miss Bey gives us nothing to work with.

Beyonce-Topshop-Topman-New-York-City-Flagship-Opening-Dinner-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Beyonce Knowles attends the Topshop Topman New York City Flagship Opening Dinner at Grand Central Terminal in New York City.

Beyonce-Topshop-Topman-New-York-City-Flagship-Opening-Dinner-Red-Carpet-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Topshop Flocked Sequin Bodycon Dress | Topshop ‘Sheila’ Platform Shoe

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A fashionista she is not. Granted, this is a TopShop event, but even so. There are more stylish options than these on the menu. But we think her approach to style is very much a part of the image and story she’s selling. She deliberately chooses outfits that recede into the background in a lot of ways.

We think the argument could be made that she’s reached such heights as a cultural figure and superstar that it wouldn’t necessarily be a good idea for her to be seen as too trend or label-focused – or even to call attention to the idea that Her Highness is receiving borrowed goods for promotional purposes. For now, at least, she’s seen as above those types of things. Bey doesn’t do trends.

Plus there’s the whole “Pulling a Jolie” thing, where a ladystar uses her legendary good looks to get the job done by downplaying the fashion choices to the point of invisibility. Again, this is very much of her station right now on the pop culture landscape. Untouched and untouchable. All about the face and the confidence. That’s the image.

 

[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Kristin Callahan/ACE/INFphoto.com, topshop.com]

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