Over the weekend, Beyoncé and her daughter, Blue Ivy, attended the 2nd Wearable Art Gala, put on by Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles. The gala’s theme was “Waco to Wakanda”, which movie goers will immediately recognize as the mythic kingdom in the blockbuster hit, Black Panther. And it should come as no surprise that Beyoncé attended the gala in amazing style. And Blue Ivy didn’t disappoint either. 

Beyoncé wore a custom-made gown designed by Falguni Shane Peacock. According to designers Falguni and Shane Peacock, “We wanted to create an art statement, taking inspiration from the Nubian warrior queen [Amanishakheto]. We felt it was the perfect inspiration when designing for such a strong women like Beyoncé.”

Designing a custom-made dress for the one and only Beyoncé is a steep order. But after countless hours over 10 days of work, it’s safe to say Falguni Shane Peacock lived up to the challenge and wowed everyone.

Beyoncé’s warrior queen gown was shimmering gold. Metallic cutout detailing mimicked armor, and the elaborate train was meant to give a royal flair to the entire ensemble.

What about Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy? She accompanied her mother, wearing a gold dress and a gold wig.

To top the evening off, Beyoncé was awarded the 2018 Humanitarian Award by mother, Tina Knowles. And Beyoncé’s response is fit for a queen, “I feel really full and I feel so blessed and fortunate. I never thought people should receive awards like this because my opinion is that giving should be reward enough.”

Before Prince Harry and his American finance, Meghan Markle, can tie the knot, they need to check off an important bit of royal wedding protocol. They first must obtain Queen Elizabeth’s approval because Prince Harry is in sixth place to the crown. And while Meghan and Prince Harry can celebrate the Queen’s approval, there’s something curious about the monarch’s wording.

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