Beyoncé performs during the first stop on her “Formation” World Tour at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.
Miss Lady Bey has launched her military attack upon the world, which will soon be entirely under her sway. When the history books are written about this moment, they will note that her weapons were hair, glitter, thigh-highs, and a lack of interest in pants or skirts. Let’s examine things a little closer, shall we? Or as close as her no-doubt Amazonian security team will allow.
We’re loving the Michael Jackson realness she’s serving. Not loving the tiger stripes.
Please don’t throw us in Beyonce jail for saying that, your Beyonceness.
In all seriousness, there probably will be plenty of scholarly discussions and think pieces centering around her costume choices here. What’s interesting is how she’s working a set of themes in her costumes and how they tend to be a lot of the usual female pop star tropes, but filtered through a rigid – and Bey-specific – uniform. In other words, she’s making every female pop star image trope uniquely her own – by turning all of them into bodysuits.
Disco ball diva realness.
Circus performer/Lady Marmalade at a funeral.
Stevie Nicks, if she hated skirts and scarves.
And of course,
Supermodel of the World, bitches.
Roberto Cavalli black crystal body suit with military braiding and sleeves with snake motif embroidery and velvet tiger printed cuissard boots.
Dsquared2 Victorian-inspired outfit comprised by a black crystal embroidered bustier with velvet, puff shouldered embroidered sleeves, broad brim hat, and lace embellished leather gloves.
Balmain Custom White Lace Body Suit
[Photo Credit: INFphoto.com, Courtesy of Roberto Cavalli, Courtesy of Dsquared2]
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