American singer, Beyonce isn’t a prisoner to conformity as she stunned in an avant-garde costume worn to the WACO Theater Centre’s annual Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles at the weekend.
The body-hugging costume by Indian fashion house Falguni Shane Peacock features carefully placed beadings over illusion netting and lush mermaid train. A report said the costume meant to evoke ancient Nubian warrior, Queen Amanishakheto.
The powerful singer complemented her outfit with earrings by Jean Paul Gaultier Couture and Jimmy Choo-made shoes.
Rapper JayZ, the singer’s husband, and their daughter Blue Ivy were also in attendance at the event, where Beyonce picked up a humanitarian award.
Beyonce said in her acceptance speech: “Thank you to the most incredible woman, my mother,” She taught me that there’s something more valuable than any dollar amount, and that’s time,” she said while taking to the stage to receive her award. “Time to put someone else first. Time to change the trajectory of a child, of a village, of a community, and time to tell another person that you matter to me, you matter to the world and that your contributions are important.”
A pre-recorded message from U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, congratulating Beyonce was replayed to the audience.
Aside Beyonce, JayZ’s mother, Gloria Carter was also given an award.
WACO, an acronym for Where Art Can Occur, was co-founded by Tina Knowles Lawson and her actor husband, Richard Lawson.
Themed, “From WACO to Wakanda,” the event aimed at celebrating black-royalty-style.