As if Beyonce didn’t give us enough to talk about with her leveling Super Bowl halftime performance last night (complete with a Destiny’s Child reunion!), King Bey has revealed that come April, she’ll be kicking off her The Mrs. Carter Show world tour. The divine Miss Bey will be hitting up major cities across Europe and the United States this spring and summer, spreading the love unleashed unto the New Orleans Superdome all along the way. How exactly did Beyonce lay the big news on us? A King Bey-themed promotional package wherein she is DRIPPING in Thierry Mugler Haute Couture, gold, and the richest cobalt blue. She released a TV spot for the UK, giving us the opportunity to see the look in motion. Though she only really wears one outfit, there’s SO much going on here, we’re taking it upon ourselves to break it down for you.
White-gloved handmaids lace King Bey up in a glittering gold Thierry Mugler Haute Couture SS 1997 corset that girl looks positively sewn into. The piece is exciting to us not just because it’s encrusted with multi-colored gems and dangling with chandelier-esque resplendence but ALSO because the striking exaggerated silhouettes of Thierry Mugler will forever remind us of the French designer’s boss lady Sasha Fierce creations for Bey’s I Am…World Tour. Will Mugler be dressing Mrs. Carter for the 2013 tour? We sure hope so.
MRS. CARTER NECKLACE
You can’t reference Mrs. Carter without giving a nod to the Mister. Jay-Z makes a cameo in the promo video via, well… a cameo in Bey’s medallion-laden necklace. His serious mug is surrounded by clear, red, and deep blue rhinestones and a gorgeous pointed gold manicure. As it should be.
GILDED CRINOLINE ASSEMBLY
On top of the vintage Mugler corset, Beyonce wears a wide-set crinoline to jut her robes and skirts out dramatically. Typically an under-piece, Bey wears this badboy as outerwear, and accordingly, the body cage is rendered in gold.
We’re not sure how this tiny fascinator crown is staying put on Bey’s curly mane since it looks like it weighs at least 10 pounds with the bananas amount of jewels slathered all over it. Nevertheless, it defies gravity, sitting on her dome for the entire short, glinting and gleaming with every move.
ROBED AND READY
Beyonce shrugs on a luxe royal blue satin robe with bell sleeves over her gilded underpinnings. She’s also handed an opulent scepter. You know, for all the emphatic ruling and government lobbying she’s about to do.
ATTACHING THE TRAIN
Her handmaidens apply the most luxurious finishing touch: a giant red velvet train bordered with white spotted fur.
Beyonce steps out of her changing quarters in a pair of red thigh-high boots. They’re embellished with flourishes of foliage and contrast lacing all the way to the tippy top. Also, we would absolutely snap our ankles on those gold stiletto heels, but this woman treads in them with ease. Preach.
RED-LIPPED AND REGAL
Her makeup look is pristine with light flushing around the cheeks, natural tawny eyes, and a BOLD red lip which only stands out that much more against her fanned out, gold, neck collar. And the fact that we weren’t able to see her face for the first 10 seconds of the 1 minute spot only heightens how alien-status, devastatingly beautiful she is.
KING BEY’S COMPLETE LOOK
Put it all together and how does it go? BLADOW. Here’s Beyonce’s complete King Bey look. Watch it all come together in the TV ad spot below and let us know what you think in the comments!
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