If Beyoncé‘s summer has been defined by the joint release of Everything is Love and the accompanying On the Run II Tour—each an ode and celebration of her relationship with husband and creative collaborator Jay-Z—then a midpoint makeover that recalls her solo superstar status feels right on time. Queen Bey stepped out on stage in Paris over the weekend having switched her mane of honeyed curls for peroxide blonde extensions with purposefully dark roots.
At once beach-y and full bombshell, the lightened lengths were ideal for the couple’s arrival in the City of Light, channeling the unapologetic easy glamour of Paris in the summertime—and the double-impact excitement of a World Cup final playoff that happened to fall on Bastille Day. Before performing, the couple broadcast the game to fans, taking the stage moments after the country’s Les Bleus team claimed the winning trophy. With those sunny bohemian waves billowing over the shoulders of her white bodysuit built of ornate beads and feathers—and coupled with Jay-Z’s own head-to-toe ivory look—it was an iconic look worthy of its own kind of fireworks.
This article first appeared on Vogue.com