With the theme for the evening 'From WACO to Wakanda,' Beyoncé and her mini-me six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy stepped out at the Wearable Art Gala at Alexandria Ballrooms in Los Angeles dressed in outfits that were dripping in so much gold that they could make even Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra a little bit envious.
Referencing Nubian Warrior Queen Amanishakheto, Beyoncé’s custom-made gown was crafted by Indian design house Falguni Shane Peacock, the designer duo also responsible for the singer’s long black dress in the video for Formation. And with its metallic cut-outs strategically placed to mimic armour, and pooling, dramatic gold train, the epic frock reportedly took a whole 10 days to make, according to WWD. Completing her look, she accessorised with shoulder-scraping earrings and a suitably royal headdress – all gold, of course. While Blue Ivy wore a much-more-comfortable-looking-but-no-less-shiny, Quality-Street-wrapper-esque-dress and a dazzling gold headpiece that covered the whole of her dinky head.
Hosted by the Knowles family matriarch, Tina alongside husband Richard Lawson, Beyoncé and her mother-in-law Gloria Carter were both honoured at the event for their humanitarian work with Beyoncé saying ‘I feel really full, and I feel really so blessed and fortunate,’ continuing, ‘In my opinion, the giving is the reward enough. The real reason I feel weird to receive this reward for my mother is because I feel I should be giving her an award tonight.’
Meanwhile, Blue attempted to spend some of her parents’ billions after getting into a bidding war with Tyler Perry over an acrylic painting of a young Sidney Poitier, eventually forcing the media mogul to make a $20,000 bid, while she later won the bid on a piece of art made form law book by Samuel Levi Jones. Not to be outdone, Beyoncé splashed some of her hard-earned cash on a pair of panther earrings by Lorraine Schwartz for $17,000.