She’s back. Beyoncé dropped her seventh studio album Renaissance early Friday morning with a high-fashion bang. The 16-track album combines house, disco, bounce, and R&B influences forming a project perfectly tailored for a club party — and its fashion follows suit with the singer wearing a range of custom looks from Christopher John Rogers, Nusi Quero, and more.
Fans got a taste of the artistic direction of the project with Beyoncé’s British Vogue photoshoot that had her in a PVC coat and bodysuit by GCDS, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, dramatic headpieces by Harris Reed, Roker boots, and ALAÏA ‘fits. Carrying over to the Renaissance promotional looks, Beyoncé stuck with the same over-the-top drama with body contouring bodysuits, elaborate headpieces, and ultra-feminine art pieces. She worked closely with stylist Marni Senofonte for the album art and accompanying short videos. The result of their collaboration is elaborate, eye-catching looks that speak to the spirit of the album and what Beyoncé wanted to convey with this project, which is “Act I” of a trilogy.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world,” Beyoncé says in a statement. “It allowed me to feel free and adventurous at a time when little else was moving. My intention was to create a safe space, a place without judgment.”
While we wait for the rest of the acts, see a breakdown of Beyoncé’s Renaissance fashion below.
Album Cover Art
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The first glimpse of Renaissance came from the album cover art that had Bey in a silver fitted metal piece by Los Angeles-based designer Nusi Quero.
In the same color and textile family, Beyoncé also wore a stunning silver metallic dress from Giannina Azar with a white cowboy hat.