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?
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: beyonce.com, Courtesy of Falguni & Shane Peacock]