Beyoncé Wears Sunglasses, a Hat and Truly Bonkers Diamond Earrings to the 2018 Grammy Awards
Is it really the Grammy Awards without Beyoncé in attendance? While she didn’t walk the red carpet, the 22-time award winner, who is nominated for an award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Family Feud” with husband Jay Z, sat in the front row in all her sartorial glory.
Dressed in a black velvet cold shoulder gown with twin slits in the front, which was custom-designed by Nicolas Jebran, Bey sat next to her daughter, Blue Ivy, who wore all white and silver Mary Jane shoes. Knowles paired her dress with a black sculptural hat also by Jebron, Alain Mikli sunglasses, Jimmy Choo heels, a custom Judith Leiber purse and of course a major pair of dangling custom Lorraine Schwartz earrings (containing 70 carats of diamonds), as well as rings from the designer. And as makeup artist Sir John tells PeopleStyle, the whole look – right down to the glittering black panther clutch Blue Ivy’s holding in the photo above – was Beyoncé’s stylish tribute to the Black Panther party.
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In the days ahead of the big night, which is taking place in New York City’s Madison Square garden, Bey had a parade of bold looks. On Thursday, she hit the town with her husband, Jay Z, dressed in a leather jacket, black dress and clear Tom Ford heels.
The singer continued her N.Y.C. weekend of style, wearing a long shimmering Ralph & Russo dress to an event at the World Trade Center on Saturday night.
She paired the dress with baby blue metallic Giuseppe Zanotti heels, Alain Mikli sunglasses and long, dangling earrings, and since she knew that a glimpse of the look outside the venue wouldn’t be enough, she posted a series of shots of the dress in action at the party.
Bey also attended Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party, wearing a black Azzi and Osta Couture dress with large ruffles and a sheer side panel. She paired the look with a custom Eugenia Kim beret and loose waves, and also photographed the look alongside Jay-Z, looking more in love than ever.
CBS is broadcasting the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.