A month after welcoming daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé cut an enviable-as-ever figure late Monday night in New York.

By peoplestaff225
February 07, 2012 09:15 AM

She’s back.

A month after welcoming daughter Blue Ivy Carter, Beyoncé cut an enviable-as-ever figure late Monday night in New York.

Celebrating husband Jay-Z‘s double concert dates at Carnegie Hall, the new mom, 30, made her first public appearance in an orange, hip-hugging Alice Temperly dress – and a pair of towering Christian Louboutins, no less – that showed off her post-baby bod.

“It was amazing,” she told New York’s Daily News Monday night of her husband’s debut show (benefiting his Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation and the United Way), which included an emotional performance of the song that features his newborn.

“I ain’t think I was gonna make it through that one,” Jay-Z, 42, told the audience after performing “Glory,” which concludes with the cries of a 2-day-old Blue.

A smiley Beyoncé was spotted heading into the afterparty at the 40/40 Club, arriving 20 minutes after hubby Jay-Z, who pulled up in a Maybach. The singer skipped the red carpet, and headed inside through the side door to join her husband.

— Alison Schwartz with reporting by Stephanie Rygorsky

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