A showstopper like Beyoncé knows the importance of performing in a statement ensemble. One glance at her extensive repertoire of tour outfits, and it seems that she has worn it all – or has she?
We spotted the always stylish Queen Bey turn to Beirut-based Ashi Studio for her recent performance at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event in Johannesburg, where she wore a custom, ruffled-to-perfection gown in fuchsia pink. And if it looks familiar, there’s a reason: actress Deepika Padukone wore the same design to Cannes earlier this year. Not one to be outdone, though, the songstress sported a further five jaw-dropping looks.
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I’m so honoured and proud to have designed this bespoke piece for @beyonce and I couldn’t have dreamt of a better occasion than the @glblctzn celebrating 100 years of Mandela. She is a true inspiration, a leader and the perfect example of what it means to be a Global citizen! Her coat has the 54 countries of Africa mapped out and on each country there is a different embroidery representing its diversity @swarovski . Last night was magical!!! EVERY SINGLE MOMENT!!!! All hail the Queen B!!!!! 👑👑👑👑#100yearsofMandela #globalcitizen #beyonce #marykatrantzou Thank you @lejenke @zerinaakers ❤️🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿❤️ #globalcitizenfestival #mandela100
Channeling the spirit of Africa through her many looks, there was no shortage of colors, prints, and stylish nods to the rich history of the continent – think: traditional Ndebele neck rings, hieroglyphic prints, and even a map. Tapping other world-renowned brands like Atelier Versace, Mary Katrantzou, Balmain, and Esteban Cortazar alongside South African up-and-coming label Quiteria & George, she ensured that there was plenty of fashion history to witness. Take a look at the rest of her unforgettable outfits in the gallery, below.