Beyoncé is back. The singer's much-anticipated Renaissance tour kicked off this month and, as you might expect, the impressive three-hour set features a string of high-octane, custom-made looks.
The tour started in Stockholm—with a mighty 57 stadium dates around the world to follow—giving fans a glimpse of what to expect for the rest of the run. The impressive disco-themed show embodies everything from female empowerment to Black pride, and to match the high-energy album, Beyoncé performs in a series of glittering catsuits and striking metallic corsets by a string of luxury brands and designers like Alexander McQueen, Loewe, and David Koma.
"For us, the designers, it is not just an amazing exposure but a wonderful cultural moment to be a part of," Koma told us, adding that Beyoncé herself is "exceptionally involved in all the details". Referring to her as "a true artist and super woman", Koma has worked with the singer and her team on multiple occasions, so collaborating again felt "natural".
"A global tour like this is an incredible, culture-defining event," he said. "Having seen some of the videos from this tour—you just know it’s a once-in-a-lifetime magical performance that every attendee with remember forever. And so many people will get to see it with 57 dates all over the world! And the fans who can’t make it, well the power of social media can help you experience a small part of it from home. Considering the creativity that goes into putting on a show like that, it makes sense to work with designers for special couture and custom looks."
Here, we chart Beyoncé's unmissable custom Renaissance tour wardrobe.
Tiffany & Co
Beyoncé dialled up the glamour for her Brussels leg of the tour, pairing this shimmering silver gown with Tiffany & Co jewellery, matching opera gloves and Malone Souliers heels. The singer matched her silver eyeliner perfectly to the rest of her look, including her custom-made crystal necklace.
Beyoncé kicked off her world tour in Stockholm wearing a holographic mini-dress by David Koma. Her backing dancers matched in co-ordinating David Koma looks. The dress came complete with a metallic, reflective coat and over-the-knee boots.
In a nod to her fanbase, the 'Beyhive', the singer wore a black and yellow chrome degradé bustier with matching leggings, chrome bee headpiece, and black vinyl gloves—all custom Mugler by Casey Cadwallader.
This shimmering custom bodysuit by Alexander McQueen features silver bugle-bead and crystal embroidery on a black mesh base, and was worn with matching ankle boots.
One of the most-statement making looks from opening night was this custom catsuit from Loewe, featuring the brand's signature trompe l’oeil hands motif and matching rubber opera gloves, which was conceived in collaboration with costume designer Shiona Turini. Beyoncé finished the look with sparkling Tiffany & Co jewellery.
For the show's finale, the star wore custom Coperni as she was suspended over the crowd and floated down to the stage. Her look featured a high-shine silver cape and matching gloves, truly embodying the tour's disco theme.
Another shimmering bodysuit came courtesy of Courrèges, which was worn with green thigh-high Gedebe boots and Tiffany & Co jewellery.
This piece originally appeared in Harper's Bazaar UK.