Was it fact or fiction? Did Jay-Z and Beyoncé renew their vows, as filmed footage from their On the Run II Tour suggests? In a blink-and-you-might-miss-it clip, we see the Carters clearly in wedding mode, as their twins (or stand-ins for their twins) are nearby.
Of course, all eyes were on the gown, which Glamour reported was a design by Israeli bridal- and eveningwear designer Galia Lahav, who confirmed with the site Saturday that she designed the dress for the “vow renewal scene” (fairly telling language, there).
Though only a glimpse is visible in the concert clip, what little we can see looks very similar to Lahav’s “Thelma” gown, seen below. It certainly looks like a Beyoncé-worthy creation.
But Beyoncé turned to another designer to craft a new look she debuted at the couple’s concert in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday night. Friend and go-to designer Peter Dundas—who designed the outfits a then-pregnant Bey wore to perform and accept her awards at the 2017 Grammys—created a truly regal pairing, featuring a royal purple cloak that would have been right at home on this year’s Heavenly Bodies Met Gala red carpet (maybe she originally intended to wear it there?) over a metallic, beaded brocade minidress.
The new ensemble joins the likes of LaQuan Smith and Dapper Dan for Gucci in Bey’s tour wardrobe and, frankly, has us itching to see which outfits are paired with each song in the couple’s purportedly 37-song set.
But perhaps the most eye-catching new development to come out of the Carters’ latest tour isn’t what Beyoncé’s wearing but what she isn’t.
In the On the Run Tour II book, Beyoncé and Jay get intimate for the camera, posing in bed and on the beach in various states of undress. In the process, Beyoncé shows off her flawless (pun intended) ass in a thong—and out of it.
While it may be performative (and on sale at your local tour stop), it’s certainly the most intimate glimpse we’ve gotten yet of the star, who’s become increasingly more revealing—in every sense of the word—since giving birth to her eldest, Blue Ivy, in 2012. If only every post-pregnancy body could look that good ... (or pre-pregnancy body, come to think of it).