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The Story Behind Beyoncé's 3 Epic Dubai Show Looks

It was no accident that Beyoncé chose to open the concert — her first in four years — in a Middle Eastern designer. The superstar has been known to take center stage for her most meaningful fashion statements, and last night she took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on regional talent.

She invited her daughter Blue Ivy to perform “Brown Girl” with her for the first time. Ivy showed no signs of stage fright in a playful, shiny red sequined jumpsuit by grandmothers Knowles-Lawson and Timothy White, with cute waist-length braids swaying as she danced in platform sneakers. “Give it up for my baby, my brown girl, Miss Blue Ivy Carter,” Beyoncé said as she introduced her years old to the audience. The carefully choreographed mother-daughter sweet moment was undoubtedly the most touching moment of the night.

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A third of the way through the 75 minute concert, Beyoncé puts her The first outfit was replaced by a flame bustier – a red bodysuit by Nicolas Jebran with matching train and gloves. This is not the first time they have collaborated. The Lebanese designer – whose celebrity client list includes Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid and Cindy Crawford – first dressed the singer 2014 The MTV Music Awards, and then the Grammys at 2018. Jebran said the full-skirt silhouette was inspired by “royal attire”, a nod to “Emirati women” and their love of “gold accessories and monochrome”. Fittingly, the outfit is complemented by a sunburst crown and pendant 75 carat diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.

Beyoncé changed tack by hitting Ukrainian designer Ivan Frolov’s finale. Dressed in a pink miniskirt and leggings embroidered with crystals and anodized solid gold, she slid down the stage onto the hotel’s shell-shaped fountain and sang “Crazy in Love,” “This suit is in our Made in his studio in Kyiv, Ukraine, during war and mass blackouts,” said Frolov, who launched his eponymous label in 2014 despite the ongoing conflict, He continues to live and work in the Ukrainian capital. “It just goes to show that, no matter what, Ukrainian brands continue to showcase their resistance and culture to the world.”

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