Beyoncé’s love for Arab designers has always been evident in some of the superstar’s crowning sartorial moments. Adding to the list, the multi-Grammy award-winning artist turned heads at the Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening Gala dressed in a creation by Kuwaiti couturier Yousef Al Jasmi on Saturday night. The star-studded affair saw The Lion King actor making a surprise appearance in a floor-length gold sequined gown featuring a high neck and a figure-hugging bodice.
The 38-year-old singer wore her hair in a long braid and accessorized her look with silver rings and diamond-encrusted earrings. While the rest of her makeup was minimal, Beyoncé wore a fiery red lip for an extra pop of color.
The ensemble was put together by Beyoncé’s long-time stylist Zerina Akers, who also worked with the singer on her Lemonade visual album back in 2016 (Notably, Beyoncé wore a Swarovski-detailed black bodysuit from Yousef Aljasmi in the Sorry music video).
The artist has a well-documented track record of favoring looks by Arab designers, spanning from Tunisia to Lebanon, having worn creations by Egyptian accessories label and 2016 Fashion Prize winners Okhtein, Tunisian turban milliner Donia Allegue, Lebanese label Jean Louis Sabaji, as well as our region’s seasoned couturiers, such as Elie Saab, Reem Acra, and Zuhair Murad.
Below, take a look some of Beyoncé’s best outfits by Arab designers.