Beyonce in Balmain – historic looks!
It is well known that whatever Queen B wears or advertises it instantly becomes sold out. Another big fact is that it also enters the fashion history. Beyonce’s influence on the music and fashion world is so big that the designers are waiting in line to collaborate with her. However, the influence she has does not limit her taste. On the contrary, she is the one deciding what she will wear for a certain event that will add to her performance. The latest looks that will enter the fashion history are those from the music festival Coachella. Last month, all those who had the opportunity to attend this spectacle were there for the Queen. Her announced performance resulted in a spectacle that everyone will continue to talk about. Her look for the performances was trusted by no one other than Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of Balmain.
The decision fell on the Balmain house when the stylist Marni Senofonte approached Rousteing after his show in autumn 2018. She was trying to find a designer that would create looks for Beyonce’s Coachella performance. As he explained, Beyonce’s performance was to be about survivors and that her personal desire was to look for something that will present a military style. Balmain’s collection was somehow futuristic and had lots of military looks which looked like a perfect fit and choice. The looks that were chosen were not the identical ones that were seen on the runway. That was kind of expected because Beyonce’s was to light a fire on stage – both with her vocals and the outfit too. So, Rousteing along with Senofonte did some changes and created two custom Balmain looks, one for each of the two-night performances. The project also involved dressing of around 200 dancers on the stage, as well as Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. They two joined Beyonce on stage for a Destiny’s Child reunion. The master Rousteing outdid himself. He created Egyptian-inspired gold and black cape with embellishments, a camouflage dress, a top that had had bee, raised fist, a panther and Egyptian goddess, black jacket and bodysuit and yellow hoodie with “BAE” written on the front.
The designer is positive that this pieces particularly will enter the music history because of the great amount of time that was needed for them to be created and because they highlight the dynamism of the performances.