All About Beyoncé's Black Panther Style Tribute at the Grammy Awards
Beyoncé did not come to this year’s Grammy Awards just to slay, she came to make a statement.While the event didn’t ultimately mark the singer’s return to a major red carpet since the birth of twins Rumi and Sir in June, the nominee still managed to command our attention from the audience.
Slipping in with daughter Blue Ivy, Beyoncé paired a turtleneck, cold-shoulder gown
with a sculptural hat (both by Nicolas Jebran), monster Lorraine Schwartz earrings and a purple lip that gave us “No Angel” vibes right off the bat. And while her eyes might have been concealed behind Alain Mikli sunglasses, we got the inside scoop on her meaningful ensemble straight from her pro, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Makeup Artist Sir John.Sir John reveals that Beyoncé’s look tonight is in continued support of the Black Panther Party. “It started with Super Bowl last January, and here we are a year later,” he explains. In fact, Bey’s been making a sartorial statement all weekend, he reveals.“If you look at the beret from yesterday, the turtleneck part of the dress tonight – its sculptural silhouette. It was a really strong, powerful moment. This is something that is representative of love and solidarity for her people,” he says.
In keeping with the serious tone of her look tonight, Sir John opted for a powerful makeup look. With the Queen’s look complete, he gave his much younger client, Blue Ivy, a touch of lip gloss. “Blue looks so amazing and fresh in white! She does makeup better than most makeup artists, I hate to say it.”With the two out the door, Sir John reflected on another symbolic moment with the music icon. “Exactly a year ago she was pregnant! We had a great day then, and I think today was great as well.”