Beyoncé Brought the Ocean to her Oshun at the Wearable Art Gala 2018

Posted on March 21, 2018

Look, don’t start with us on that headline. We spent a good thirty minutes resisting our worst impulses, but in the end, we had to go with the godawful pun this time. In our defense, it’s a pun that actually works as a descriptive. The Queen has played around with gilded-goddess Oshun-inspired looks before, but this one has the bonus of also serving up a little “Aphrodite on a clam shell” Botticelli realness:


It’s not high-fashion and we’d never call it chic, but as vestments for a priestess, a costume for a drag queen, or stage wear for a pop diva, it definitely works. Bey honestly never showed much interest in Vogue-cover versions of style. She’s much better sticking to the bold, capital-M Moments she’s good at serving, like this one.

Also: the earrings are the best part of the look.

But we’re calling it now: someone in season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is going to attempt this look. How could they not?

Style Credits:
Custom Falguni & Shane Peacock Gold Gown with Cutout and Train Detailing
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Earrings
Uniquely Wired M. Headpiece
Jimmy Choo Shoes

Styled by Marni Senafonte | Hair by Neal Farinah | Make-Up by Sir John

[Photo Credit:, Courtesy of Falguni & Shane Peacock]

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