Paying homage to her Creole roots, Beyonce’s new single “Formation” stands as one of her most politically progressive and fashion-forward statements yet. Tracing the roots of Louisiana culture from the post-abolition era to present day, Beyonce goes through the evolution of the city’s vibrant style and it tumultuous history.
Waisting no time getting to the issues, Bey begins on top of a New Orleans police car in red-and-white Gucci high-color dress and combat boots. She sits among the ruins of Hurricane Katrina, immediately implanting herself in the biggest national debate on police brutality and race relations in modern day.
Speaking of Gucci, Beyonce also flaunted the designer in this paster color combo. This look is straight from the Gucci S/S 2016 collection!
Bey is also seen wearing a tiered long sleeve lace piece from the Alessandra Rich S/S 2016 collection, and a Chanel hat!
Continuing with the cultural debate surrounding her own racial and cultural identity head-on, she wears a red maroon puff-smoldered bodysuit as a turn-of-the-century “redbone” and signs a self-affirming message of black beauty.
“I like my Negro nose with Jackson 5 nostrils.”
My favorite look had to be when Beyonce was standing in front of a dilapidated mansion, sneering at and flicks off naysayers from under the brief a large black chapeau, her waist accentuated under the layers of a floor-length corseted ball gown. The ensemble was all vintage!
And if you thought feminism was no longer at the forefront of her mind, then think again. Consider the anthem of togetherness, “Let’s get in formation,” and the artillery of black female dancers dressed in head-to-toe Gucci monogrammed looks.
She also sneaks in a Zimmermann S/S 2016 dress, and corset by Palace Vintage!
Who else but Queen B can hang out of a car while doing doughnuts in a parking lot while rocking a Fendi fur? Bey’s all white bodysuit in this scene is by Rosie Assoulin.
Hair swinging in the wind she proclaims, “I slayyyyyyyyyy!” -Well doesn’t she?
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