Poetry is what Beyoncé presented with her visual album, Black Is King, a magnum opus that highlights the African diaspora—its culture, traditions, and styles. From the sweeping cinematography at picturesque locations across the globe (including South Africa, West Africa, Belgium, London, New York, and Los Angeles) to the cast that includes an array of celebrities to the incredible number of costume changes, Queen Bey made a profound statement. It was Afrofuturism at its finest—a sentiment that was enforced by the fashion in the film.
Working with stylist Zerina Akers, Beyoncé showcased a miles-long parade of ensembles that was a feast for the senses. There were ball gowns reminiscent of debutante cotillions, styles that mirrored ancient cave paintings, large-than-life garbs that payed reverence to disparate African tribes, and glistening bodysuits and fringe pieces that saluted the trends of today. Indeed, Akers corralled designers both big and small to help bring Beyoncé’s incredible vision to life. From Riccardo Tisci at Burberry and Olivier Rousteing at Balmain to Alon Livné and Loza Maléombho, we’re tracking the outfits by these sartorial maestros that were on display in Beyoncé’s visual symphony.
Click the gallery below for her best looks: