Vogue Arabia can exclusively reveal that Beyoncé is wearing a design by Azzi & Osta ahead of the 2018 Grammy’s tonight. The superstar singer arrived to the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy gala in New York— where her husband Jay-Z will receive the 2018 Salute To Industry Icons Award— wearing a black, long-sleeved custom-made gown by the Beirut-based couture house. The black, silk crepe gown, pictured in the sketch below, features a high-neck, a fishnet silhouette, velvet panelling, and sculptural hips— an Azzi & Osta signature. The look was accessorized with a black, leather beret over her honey-colored, brushed out waves.
The custom design took over 300-hours to create, and was made to highlight Beyoncé’s supernatural physique. “We envisioned the idea of Beyoncé wearing our gown, feeling confident, powerful, and feminine; a design that will be turning heads,” say George Azzi and Assaad Osta, the Lebanese design duo behind Azzi & Osta. “We felt so many emotions seeing Beyoncé wearing our creation. But most importantly we felt honored, proud, happy, and thrilled beyond imagination,” the couturiers add.
Despite having launched the brand only seven years ago, the design duo, who met during previous tenures at Lebanese House Elie Saab, have ammassed a number of A-list clients, including Eva Longoria, Marion Cotillard, and Léa Seydoux.
Meanwhile, the fact that Beyoncé chose to wear a design by an Arab Couture house to the legendary gala should come as no surprise. The multi-Grammy winning artist has a track record of incorporating pieces by Arab designers into her every day wardrobe. She has previously turned heads in designs by Nicolas Jebran, Yousef Al Jasmi, Reem Acra, and Bouguessa among others.