Beyonce’s “Formation” tour kicked off in Miami on Wednesday, April 27. The singer performed 37 hit songs and a splashy rendition of “Freedom” on stage. Beyonce made several outfit changes wearing signature bodysuits designed by Balmain, a black custom lace DSquared2 ensemble and a Gucci look. Balmain shared a post about the tour outfits on their official social media account.
#Beyonce and her army of dancers debut #TheFormationWorldTour at Marlins Park in Miami wearing #Balmain custom-made looks, bodysuits are made in embroidered French lace with silk ruffles embellishment #BALMAINARMY”
Bey wore a Roberto Cavalli military bodysuit inspired by her Superbowl performance. The singer continued to court controversy by selling “Boycott Beyonce” t-shirts to fans at the live show. She also sang her hit song ‘Halo’ to her husband Jay-Z. ” I want to dedicate this to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.” Maybe this will help to combat those pesky “Becky” cheating rumors.
Beyonce caused a frenzy on the internet when she released her surprise “Lemonade” album. The diva shocked everyone with the secret leak on Saturday night at 10 p.m. The multi-hyphenate debuted her latest project as a short film which aired on HBO on April 23. The visual album includes songs about infidelity, regrets and political statements supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
There are many cameos in the movie including Serena Williams, Zendaya, Amandla Stenberg and Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis along with the mourning mothers of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown. Listeners are also taken on a continual journey of exploration which began with Beyonce’s entertaining Superbowl performance. The title of the album is inspired from a quote from Jay-Z’s grandmother who says, ” I was served lemons but I made lemonade.”
Beyonce made a bold fashion statement throughout the hour-long 12-track film. The singer worked with stylist Marni Senofonte to curate her outfits. Marni has been styling celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige for the past 19 years.
Here are some of our favorite looks from the yellow ruffled Roberto Cavalli “Carmen Jones” dress to the Gucci monogrammed looks of the politically charged “Formation” video with Baron Hats. Senofonte confirmed to Vogue that the Roberto Cavalli dress by Peter Dundas was inspired by the “antebellum-slash-Victorian-slash-modern-day”.
The singer expresses her anger in “Hold Up” wearing a Cavalli dress with Saint Laurent “Candy” platform heels. Marni Senofonte told the New York Times that New Orleans inspired the fashion with an African influence and the plantation life during slavery. Beyonce provided Senofonte with several inspiration boards. “There was a lot of African print and gold. Royal, regal African images. There was a lot of white, antebellum vibes and hats and collars, vintage Gaultier and McQueen.”
Beyonce channels Egyptian royalty while donning a Nefertiti inspired braided crown by hairdresser Kim Kimble. Bey was painted in gold in the “Sorry” video, while sporting a Zana Bayne bra and Maxior earrings. Beyoncé wore a crystal Yousef Al Jasmi bodysuit in the film. Serena Williams made a cameo in Brandon Maxwell. Senofonte designed the white lace bodysuit dress. Beyonce wears tons of Victorian inspired Gucci clothes, Marc Jacobs tops and a Nicolas Jebran gown in the “6 inch” video. Gucci posted on their official instagram account.
Captured in her new video for the album #lemonade, @beyonce wears a #GucciSS16 yellow floral motif suit, serpent patterned shirt and double platforms. #AlessandroMichele.
The megastar sports a Rosie Assouline top in “Freedom” featuring Kendrick Lamar. Actress/model/singer Zendaya wears a Phelan top which is available for sale online. Beyonce recently launched her Ivy Park athleisure line and wears a Hood by Air fur coat, Yeezy crop top and leggings in the”Don’t Hurt Yourself” clip. The songstress also stands out on a country track called ‘Daddy Lessons” wearing a dress made of African fabric.
One of the most buzzworthy tracks on the album is titled ‘Sorry’. In the video Beyonce concludes the track with the words “he better call Becky with the good hair.” This has caused Beyonce’s super fans who are dubbed the ‘Beyhive’ to unleash their wrath on several potential Becky’s. The Beyhive was buzzing on Monday after they found a new target for the subject behind the “Becky” lyrics.
Fashion designer Rachel Roy was stung after she commented on an Instagram post that she had “good hair” and didn’t care. Roy was forced to cancel a public appearance in New York City and responded on twitter that she respected the institution of marriage.
Rapper Iggy Azalea weighed in on the controversial search for “Becky.” She tweeted. “Generalizing any race by calling them one stereotypical name for said race. I personally don’t think is very cool, the end.” Azalea later apologized to the Beyhive after she was slammed for her comments. She followed the tweet with, “No i dont think Beyonce is racist nor do i think calling someone “BECKY” is the same as a racial slur. I actually like her and the project.”
Jay-Z protege Rita Ora has also been singled out as “the other woman” after she posted a picture of herself wearing a skimpy bikini top decorated with lemons and a J initial necklace.
The singer drew attention when she stepped out wearing the identical Gucci dress that Beyonce wore in her ‘Formation’ music video. Ora denied an affair with the hip-hop artist who is also her mentor on social media to her five million followers. “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumors are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”