Dressed in custom Dsquared2 outfits, Beyoncé brings her new album Lemonade’s political and personal messages of feminine empowerment and self-acceptance to life in her Formation world tour kicking off in Miami, Florida on April 27.
Following the celebrated leather warrior jacket Dsquared2 created for Beyoncé’s electrifying Super Bowl performance earlier this year, these stage outfits embody both Dsquared2’s signature design and Beyoncé’s enigmatic new style.
Dsquared2 also designed the complimentary looks for her 20 female dancers.
“We are crazy about Beyoncé, and working with her to create these looks for the Formation tour is such a huge thrill and honor. Each look tells a story, drawing from the motifs of our recent women’s runway collection while, at the same time, visualizing the powerful themes in her new music.
It’s really exciting to see it come to life on stage – especially since she opens the show in full Dsquared2,” said Dan and Dean Caten.
Beyoncé wears an elaborate Victorian-inspired outfit comprised of a floor-length black coat, broad brim hat, and gloves. The waist-skimming black, silk-and-wool coat features embroidered buttons and caped shoulders with lace ruffles and bows¸ with lace embellished leather gloves.
Underneath the coat, Beyoncé reveals a black crystal embroidered bustier with velvet, puff shouldered embroidered sleeves. A tattoo lace bodysuit creates an embroidery effect on the skin while a crystal mesh fishnet bodysuit brings light to the look. Ruffled and jeweled black ankle boots finish off the look.
Graphic and colorful, the second Dsquared2 look for Beyoncé is defined by a body stocking inspired by African body paint made with black jet crystals. Statement jewelry is made from colorful cords, while gold metal chains construct a miniskirt and bracelets.
The look is completed with a black leather strapped bra and lace-up boots with jeweled cords on top.
Beyonce’ s dancers complement her in two additional Dsquared2 looks. The first is a Victorian style black lace bodysuit with leather and lace gloves, a broad brim hat, and ruffled capelet with a bow at the neck.
The second is a printed look with an allover African body paint motif tulle bodysuit, a top cut from leather strips, mini leather shorts, and accessories crafted with metal and colorful cord accents.
The Formation World Tour will visit 22 cities in North America and 16 cities in Europe and the UK until August 2016.