From Frank Ocean to Rihanna, the stars dressed up and showed out at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. This year’s dress code was white tie, inspired by British fashion designer Charles James known as “America’s First Couturier.”
Before they walk down the aisle this month, Vogue cover stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet in Lanvin.
“On the Run” couple Jay Z and Beyoncé got decked out in Givenchy and held hands as they made their royal entrance.
Rihanna wowed in a white midriff-baring Stella McCartney show-stopper with her hair pinned up.
Performer Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo, Solange traded her natural hair for a short bob and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, Rita Ora was a golden goddess in Donna Karan Atelier, and Janelle Monáe electrified in Tadashi Shoji.
Givenchy muse Erykah Badu rocked the carpet in a top hat and white coat, while fashion killas A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman cozied up in couture.
See all the glamorous looks from fashion’s biggest night below.
The Carters couldn’t get enough of Coachella. After their surprise appearances last week, Beyoncé and Jay Z returned to the desert for weekend two. The stylish couple was decked out in their finest festival attire—Jay wore a leather motorcycle jacket and Jordans, while Mrs. Carter kept cool in cutoff shorts and an Off-White camouflage jacket.
They made it to the Sahara Tent in time to catch Skrillex’s set. Jay donned a ski mask and Bey filled her water bottle with D’Usse while wildin’ out in the front row. Solange joined the family affair, bringing her son Julez to watch Skrillex perform his hits and remix “Drunk in Love.”
“Thank you Skrillex for making my son the happiest most crunk child alive,” said Solange. “He’s been asking me to see him live for a year now, and last night it’s safe to say his mind was blown!!! lol.”
Earlier in the evening, Hov joined Pharrell onstage to perform a medley of their hits. He also kicked it with Nas, who he performed “Dead Presidents” with last weekend.
While Blue Ivy didn’t make the trip, Bey had some fun with her nephew and caught up with Usher backstage.
Check out more candids of the Carters at Coachella below.
Just moments ago, Beyoncé made a surprise appearance during Solange’s set at Coachella. While her sister was performing “Losing You,” Bey popped out from the side of the stage and danced alongside her lil’ sis, busting out some fierce choreographed moves.
Solange, Erykah Badu, and Ledisi are a portrait of beauty on the cover of Essence. The R&B divas exude confidence and style while gracing the magazine’s May Beauty Issue.
“I always knew that being 100% wholeheartedly me was going to pay off,” says Solange, who rocks her natural hair.
Erykah Badu shines in a sequined dress and yellow nail polish. “Beauty looks like encouragement, patience, acceptance, forgiveness, carefulness, and compassion. Beauty is spiritual and physical,” says the Dallas soulstress, who is currently working on the follow-up to 2010′s New Amerykah Part Two.
Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi reveals that she feels like the “sexiest thing in the world” when she’s on stage. “I started feeling beautiful because I came from beauty,” she says.
Whether she’s front row at Fashion Week or serving as creative consultant for Puma, Solange always knows how to make a bold impression. The younger Knowles, who resides in New Orleans these days, brightens up the pages of Harper’s Bazaar with her colorful style.
The 27-year-old fashionista rocks a flowery Moschino jumpsuit, patterned Ralph Lauren sweater and skirt, and $12,500 Chanel dress in the spring spread, photographed by Julia Noni.
“You can pull images of me from seven to 14 years ago and I was absolutely nuts,” says Solange of her past looks. “I have always been drawn to interesting pieces and colors, but I didn’t quite know how to limit myself and make those statement pieces work.”
In the magazine, the singer opens up about her early career and fashion, her nine-year-old son Julez, and being labeled a “tastemaker.”
Read highlights and see more photos of the Solo star below.
Kelly Rowland was surrounded by friends, family, and fondue at her 33rd birthday bash. Beyoncé and Solange hosted a “Liquid Gold Fondue Party” for their bestie at a private location in New York on Tuesday. The all-gold-themed celebration featured gold balloons, party favors, and lots of good food.
Guests dined on chicken, filet mignon, tempura, and crab ravioli in a variety of dipping sauces including teriyaki, creole mustard, and coconut curry.
Kelly appeared to be having a blast as she got a piggyback ride from Beyoncé and shared a laugh with Solange and cousin Angie Beyince. She was also presented with a gold cake with an elephant on top.
“Happy Birthday Sis!” wrote Bey, who posted the candid pics on her Tumblr page.
The birthday girl thanked her fans for their wishes, tweeting, “THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF BIRTHDAY LOVE!!”
The Knowles took over NOLA to celebrate their mother Tina’s 60th birthday. Beyoncé and Solange hosted a lavish masquerade ball in New Orleans on Saturday night with their family and friends including Jay Z, Kelly Rowland, Jennifer Hudson, Kris Jenner, The-Dream, and Gayle King.
They shut down Creole restaurant Muriel’s Jackson Square in the French Quarter for the enchanted evening, which reportedly cost over $100,000. The guest of honor, Mama Tina, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage alongside her man, actor Richard Lawson.
Fans camped out to see Bey, who snuck in from a separate entrance, donning a body-hugging dress and sparkly mask, while her younger sis beamed in yellow as she pulled up with her beau Alan Ferguson. Jay looked sharp in a black tuxedo and mask and Kelly Rowland showed off her short new ‘do.
Monica, who attended with her husband Shannon Brown, expressed her gratitude to Ms. Tina. “Thank you for encouraging me & in the worst of times reminding me. I’m Gods Child mistakes and all were all his children,” she said.
Jennifer Hudson also wished the birthday girl, writing, “Happy birthday mama Tina! Such Beautiful woman!!! N a blessing to us all!!”