The day has come, Beyhive. After an excruciating eight-month wait, someone has finally blessed us all with the one thing missing from Beyonce’s visual album: a shot of her with a SURFBORFT. And the results are as glorious as expected.
Of course, the person to pair Beyonce with the most iconic one-word lyric of the past few years is the great Carine Roitfeld, former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief, now running CR Fashion Book. And, of course, the surfboard is Chanel—did you think Beyonce shops for her surfboards at the local beach shack? Nah. Fittingly, Queen B. doesn’t wear a wetsuit to pose next to it (I don’t think Chanel surfboards are actually meant to get wet). Instead, she wears a T-shirt and heels by one of her favorite designers, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci, and a corset by Carine Gibson.
In between our jaws dropping over the opening photo, we almost overlooked Bey’s five other ensembles for the magazine. JK, we could never overlook anything associated with Beyonce. The above is kind of a flamenco-dancer-emoji look, achieved with a red scarf and fringe-trimmed dress by Prada and, inexplicably, a pomegranate oozing from her hands. As for who wore it better, Bey or the emoji? The answer is obvious. Bey’s downright crushing it (heh).
In another shot, she makes like a very stylish cat with a cat-ear headband, reverse cat-eye liner, and a Saint Laurent cape and shoes. Also, that hair. It’s grazing the floor, you guys—quite the far cry from her August 2013 pixie.
While she pretty much addressed that op-ed about not being a fashion icon with one bold Instagram, Beyonce is here to remind you that SHE IS FASHION in a Comme des Garçons outfit that is one of the best twists (get it?) on the revived ’90s tied-shirt-around-the-waist trend.
In the last look, an ink-blot-printed top and shirt (Bey loves her separates) by Givenchy, Beyonce not surprisingly comes off looking like an actual saint. Halo and all.
Check out the rest of CR Fashion Book Issue 5 (which includes a poem Bey penned herself) at their website and look for it on newsstands.