Relive the Flawlessness Queen B!
Beyonce surprised us Sunday evening when she walked the red carpet at Madison Square Garden.
She wore a dramatic, see-through crystal studded gown with a sea foam green fur collar by Maison Francesco Scognamiglio and emerald and pink diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. She walked hand-in-hand with daughter Blue Ivy, who was also in fairytale mode, sporting a Lorraine Schwartz tiara and pastel Giuseppe Zanotti high top sneakers.
The queen slayed in show-stopping looks. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
From the moment she stepped onto the VMAs red carpet, the Twitterverse was abuzz with commentary and opinions on Beyonce’s ice-queen Francesco Scognamiglio couture gown — both positive and not so. But for those who perhaps weren’t such big fans of her frothy look, which she paired with Lorraine Schwartz earrings (daughter Blue Ivy also wearing diamonds by the jewelry designer), she changed several more times throughout the evening.
HOLD UP: Beyonce performing at the 2016 MTV VMAs. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
The Lemonade mastermind must have had an entire wardrobe trailer to herself. Out of a cloud of smoke she emerged for her much-anticipated performance in a Ralph & Russo wide-brim white hat and white silk organza cape with flower cut-out shoulder embellishment, which topped layers of chiffon. As the show continued, she lost the layered angelic look and transformed, uncovering a strong-shouldered black lace bodysuit with fishnets and over-the-knee patent boots.
GOLDEN GIRL: Beyonce accepting the Best Female Video award. (Photo: D Dipasupil/WireImage)
She wowed the audience with her dance moves and impeccable body as the performance wore on, adding a fluffy white, black and burgundy fur coat midway through, and dramatically crouching in a ring of fire. When it came time to accept her award for Best Female Video, she was not back in her original gown but in a golden lace jumpsuit, complete with cape. The ensemble was not the only memorable thing about the acceptance: She also dedicated her award to the city of New Orleans.
ANGELIC: Beyonce accepting the Video of the Year award. (Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
As if she hadn’t stunned enough, Bey changed one last time, before she collected her Video of the Year award for “Formation.” Her last look was like the finale of a traditional runway show, the wedding gown. The sheer confection featured puffy sleeves, lace trim and embellished appliqué flowers. Along with lots of diamonds on her ears, she complemented the gown with a giant smile as she accepted her moon-man.
Beyonce closed out her medley (which was really a mini-concert, let’s be real) with her female-empowerment anthem, “Formation,” and showed exactly why it’s nearly impossible to top her. How she didn’t end up closing the VMAs boggles the mind!
Though the camera was panning away from the stage, you might have heard a big thud. That wasn’t the sound system going haywire. Nope, that was Beyonce literally dropping the mic.
Just like she did five years ago, when she dropped the mic in another way at the 2011 VMAs.
Thank you, Queen B. Thank YOU.