Beyoncé is one of those people whose unparalleled extravagance doesn’t even phase us anymore. After her ridiculously OTT pregnancy announcement – that practically broke the internet – we’ve grown to expect a certain level of lavishness from our reigning muso kween.
So when we heard that Bey wore not one, but SIX absolutely mind-boggling outfits the other night, all in the space of two hours, we couldn’t help thinking: 1) ‘well of course’, and 2) ‘show me ALL the prettiness’.
Beyoncé donned the slew of outfits for an epic two-hour set she performed with Jay-Z at the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. The show brought together a handful of the world’s mot famous artists, including Ed Sheeran, Usher and Chris Martin, to celebrate 100 years since Nelson Mandela’s birth.
For such a momentous occasion, it seems only fitting that a whole heap of designers wanted to dress Bey – and that they did.
Scroll down to see every one of her seriously schmicko looks.
First up is this seriously badass Balmain get-up, with next-level feather detailing up the sleeves like a bloody peacock:
Then there’s this poppin’ technicolour custom beaded mini by Esteban Cortazar:
Don’t even get us started on this bloody GLORIOUS fuschia frou frou magnificence:
Ok this is a proper royal robe:
Fuck me, these rainbow Atelier Versace suits are actual perfection:
‘Yoncé then closed the show in this bedazzled Mary Katranzou showstopping gown and put a fork in me ‘cos I’m done:
If you’re sitting there wondering why the singer went to such an effort for the show, it’s because Nelson Mandela had such a personal impact on the singer’s life.
“I first met you in 2004 for the 46664 Aids Benefit Concert in Cape Town, and the impact you have had on my life resonates with me today and everyday” Bey wrote on her website.
“Your kindness and gratitude for every experience, and your ability to forgive are lessons I have learned and will pass on to my three children. My entire family holds you in high regard.
“It is an honor for me to travel to South Africa this week in celebration of you and your efforts to right so many wrongs. You were a strategic warrior, a bold activist, and charismatic and well-loved leader.
Your vision for dignity, for human rights, for peace and a South Africa free of racism and apartheid, allows us to all turn dreams into reality.”Image: Getty Images / [Kevin Mazur]