The Meaning Behind Beyonce's Flawless GRAMMYs Look
By Antoinette Bueno
Beyonce may not have walked the red carpet at the 2018 GRAMMYs, but her presence was definitely felt at the annual awards show!
Queen Bey enjoyed the show seated next to her husband, JAY-Z, and their eldest child, 6-year-old Blue Ivy. The 36-year-old singer turned heads in a black halter dress and a statement-making hat, but it's her dramatic jewelry that had everyone talking. Beyonce wore a whopping $6.8 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry -- including a custom-made pair of 70-carat diamond and titanium geometric earrings with 35-carat center stones --- and three platinum-set diamond rings. She also wore a pair of Alain Mikli sunglasses, which retail for $380.
As for her dress, designer Nicolas Jebran explained to ET that the chic black dress is a tribute to the Black Panthers.
"This dress pays homage to the Black Panthers '60s movement, shedding light on the importance of women empowerment; we loved the whole concept, and we wanted to make it happen," Jebran says. "Working with Queen B has always been different in its own sense, the fact that her outfits tend to always tell a story and behold a discrete intention makes the job demanding yet thrilling at the same time."
"Always an honor working with Beyonce, the touch she adds to her dresses, with all the elegance, the power and attitude makes the all time experience worth it," he adds.
Beyonce has been slaying in black lately, looking fierce at the Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's Pre-GRAMMY Gala on Saturday, where JAY-Z was honored with the GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Award.
"For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family," the rapper said during his appearance on The Van Jones Show. "To give our kids a different outcome. To break that cycle for black men and women. We were never a celebrity couple, we were a couple who just happened to be celebrities. We are real people."