From Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and Olivier Rousteing at Balmain to Alon Livné and Loza Maléombho, we're tracking all the sartorial maestros who contributed to Beyoncé's visual symphony.
Poetry is what Beyoncé presented with her visual album, Black Is King, a magnum opus that highlights the African diaspora, its culture, traditions, and styles. From the sweeping cinematography at picturesque locations across the globe (including South Africa, West Africa, Belgium, London, New York, and Los Angeles) to the cast that includes an array of celebrities to the incredible number of costume changes, Queen Bey made a profound statement. It was Afrofuturism at its finest, a sentiment that was enforced by the fashion in the film.
Working with stylist Zerina Akers, Beyoncé showcased a miles-long parade of ensembles that was a feast for the senses. There were ballgowns reminiscent of debutante cotillions, styles that mirrored ancient cave paintings, larger-than-life garbs that paid reverence to disparate African tribes, and glistening bodysuits and fringe pieces that saluted the trends of today. Indeed, Akers corralled designers both big and small to help bring Beyoncé's incredible vision to life. From Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and Olivier Rousteing at Balmain to Alon Livné and Loza Maléombho, we're tracking the outfits by these sartorial maestros that were on display in Beyoncé's visual symphony.
Blue Ivy Makes So Many Stunning Cameos in Black Is King
Beyoncé's visual album, Black Is King, has officially arrived on Disney+, and to our delightful surprise, her daughter Blue Ivy Carter makes more than one special appearance throughout the stunning work.
The eight-year-old doesn't sit passively in the background. She spins in an aerial hoop wearing a sequined leotard and glitter eye shadow; she plays with her mother and poses with her grandmother Tina Knowles-Lawson and younger sister, Rumi Carter; she mimics Beyoncé's dance moves.
Blue even takes the spotlight during her solo in "Brown Skin Girl," which earned the young star her first BET Award (an honor she shares with Bey, WizKid, and Saint John). She's also in the final act, "Spirit," which uses the same footage from Beyoncé's music video that debuted last year ahead of The Lion King's release.
Viewers gushed over the little one's impressive surprise appearances, and rightfully so.