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Five Times Beyoncé Went With Local Designers During The RENAISSANCE Tour

It has been said that Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was born at ten in the morning on September 4th, 1981. By Western astrological standards, this makes her a Virgo, with a Scorpio moon and Libra rising. By Chinese astrological standards, she was born in the year of the Rooster, her fixed element is Metal and this means she has a strong will and the ability to speak eloquently.

Pretty Much Like A Queen

BeyonceBeyoncé on the second night of her Mrs Carter Tour at Ziggo Stadium in Amsterdam.
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Much like royalty, Beyoncé has a team of stylists which include her cousin, KJ Moody, Shiona Turini, Karen Langley, and Julia Sarr-Jamois, the Fashion Director of British Vogue. They took turns mixing and matching runway styles, custom pieces and bespoke creations to give Beyoncé a look all her own for the 48 shows in 39 different venues during her RENAISSANCE Tour.

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To produce the 140 different looks that were featured during the tour was a highly collaborative process. Designers from near and far met the challenge of outfitting the pop icon. Everyone from the top echelon (Alexander McQueen and Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain) to household names (Tiffany & Co. and Gucci) to up-and-comers like Lebanese-based Georges Hobeika and New Yorkers LaQuan Smith and Brandon Blackwood.

Queen Bey also went the extra mile to feature Black designers during her second night in Amsterdam, which was also the night before Juneteenth. Maximilian Davis (Creative Director for Ferragamo), Ibrahim Kamara for Off White, and Ethiopian designer Feben were just a few.

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Of course, there were some unforgettable looks that we aren’t going to break down here.


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… And that black-and-nude bodysuit with the hands from Jonathan Anderson at Loewe.

Instead we are going to show you the five times Beyoncé wore five different designers in their hometown. Is there not an honor greater that can be bestowed upon a modern-day costumier?

Iris Van Herpen, June 17 at JC Arena in Amsterdam


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Founded in 2007, “the maison challenges traditional notions of the handmade to create ethereal garments that are radically future-facing and exquisitely feminine.” Van Herpen strives to create and work with eco-friendly fabrics. She also utilizes 3D-printing and nanorobotics in her handmade garments.

Simon Porte Jacquemus, June 11 at Orange Vélodrome in Marseille


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This French designer skews more playful as his collections tend to feature child-like vibes and topless models. He definitely stays outside of the box of his Parisian counterparts but it’s seemed to have worked for him – he’s carried by some of biggest retailers in the EU and has footwear, handbag and men’s lines.

Roksanda Ilinčić, May 29 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London


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Ok, so Beyoncé didn’t perform in Serbia, Roksanda’s hometown but she did play five nights at Tottenham Spur Stadium in North London where designer lives currently. The 47-year-old designer and her team finished the dress in two weeks. It had a padded wire structure and was finished off with a Tiffany & Co. silver and diamond necklace.

Marc Jacobs, July 29 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey


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This black-and-white gown was actually a variation of a ready-to-wear piece from the Teaneck-native’s Spring 2013 collection.

Andreas Kronthaler, June 1 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London


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The Austrian-born Kronthaler was the husband of the late Vivenne Westwood. Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood is the name behind this black custom mini latex dress with corset-style detailing and a sheer spiral sleeves. It was finished off with custom chandelier earrings and a bespoke Drip Intravenous necklace named after a line in her song, “Alien Superstar.”

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