Beyoncé could’ve worn anything — from a sequined and beaded jumpsuit to a vibrantly-hued ballgown to a paper bag — to the premiere of The Harder They Fall at the London Film Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 6th. However, the entertainer, designer, and mother of three chose a not-so-simple black gown, proving that the L(ong)BD can still stand out. Get all the details on Bey’s lewk below.
Kosovo-based designer Valdrin Sahiti designed the custom gown for Beyoncé. It took 10 days to construct the silk and velvet dress that also has a built-in corset made of lycra. The strapless gown features an asymmetrical neckline that plunges to expose a tasteful amount of cleavage.
"Dressing an icon is not about the dress, it's about the sparkle in her eyes while wearing your creation," Sahiti told Popsugar about the collaboration.
Stylists K.J. Moody and Marni Senofonte completed Bey’s look with a Judith Leiber clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewels, including a pair of 21-carat pear-shaped diamond drop earrings and a two of diamond rings. The “Lemonade” singer also wore a pair of black rectangular sunglasses with blue lenses for the red carpet.
Jay-Z executive produced The Harder They Fall, and it seems his wife’s style choice was an attempt to let the film and its stars — Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz — be the main focus. The Harder They Fall, which was directed and co-written by Jeymes Samuel, is based on real-life Black cowboys and their quest for revenge. It will hit Netflix on Oct. 22nd. Watch the trailer below.