No one is surprised that Beyoncé’s sets at Coachella Saturday were amazing. In fact, bloggers have been changing the name of the festival just past to “Beychella.” Guest appearances by Jay-Z (the husband and wife team are touring outdoor stadiums this summer), her ex-Destiny Child band mates, and dancers, dancers, dancers. This more than made up for last year when Miss Bey had to demure from performing (though who could complain with Lady Gaga stepping in for her). But along with Beyoncé’s seemingly stunning tear-the-house-down display, there were also five costume changes…and the usual, wardrobe malfunction.
In five different bespoke Balmain outfits, Beyoncé shimmied, thrust, shook and pretty much kept up with her platoon of dancers. It was when Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams came out to sing “Lose My Breath, that Miss Bey lost some of her Balmain one-bare-shoulder camouflage bodysuit. A strap came loose up top and Blue Ivy’s mom had to tug on her strap and occasionally lift a hand to her breast to keep covered. A short time after Beyoncé lost her knee-high boots as well, as they slipped down to her ankles.
From above and below the lady was besieged.
For the fashion completist, for her two concerts sets Beyoncé and Balmain created two different wardrobe collections. Miss Bey wore, cut off jean shorts, a yellow hoodie and custom Christian Louboutin fringe boots. She also wore a mesh black top, adorned with a crest, matched with a black body suit underneath, black thigh highs and garters. For us all particularly, she strutted after another change in a black latex bodysuit and oversized jacket with shoulder pads. She also appeared in cape and headdress like some Nefertiti Goddess.
With her summer tour starting soon, the great social media news this music festival attracts and keeping up with a well publicized wardrobe malfunction, Beyoncé is at the top of the world.