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Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

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In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
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David Bowie and Iman, 2008
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
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David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
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Amal and George Clooney, 2018
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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
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A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
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Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
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Originally published in Vogue.com
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Beyoncé’s Electric Oscars Performance Was Art Directed By Lebanese Creative Andrew Makadsi

Beyoncé’s Electric Oscars Performance Was Art Directed By Lebanese Creative Andrew Makadsi

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Trust Beyoncé to deliver one of the most talked-about moments at this year’s Oscars. The singer kicked off the highly-awaited awards ceremony on Sunday night with a performance that was iconic in more ways than one. The star took over viewers’ screens with electrifying lime green visuals and a live rendition of the Oscar-nominated track ‘Be Alive’, which is part of the original soundtrack for the film King Richard. Beyoncé’s act was a nod to the film’s subjects, Venus and Serena Williams, as it was performed miles away from the Oscars’ LA venue, at the same tennis courts in Compton, California, where the two athletes started their careers.

Tying all the elements of Beyoncé’s return to an award show stage after five years in one dynamic package was Lebanese art director Andrew Makadsi. In 2019, the creative was famously nominated for an Emmy in the category of outstanding production design for Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. “Beyoncé’s an artist–she knows what she wants and a lot of the creative comes from her. She is the mastermind,” Makadsi had said of working with the star.
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For last night’s performance, the Grammy Award-winning singer was dressed in a custom dress from David Koma in a tennis-ball green, matching that of her many backup dancers, musicians, and their instruments, to offer a monochromatic spectacle. The look chosen by Beyoncé and her stylist came with a feather-trimmed neckline, gloves, and decked out in subtle sequins, which they complemented with a crystallized garter belt, a stack of bracelets, and oversized mother of pearl earrings. In another homage to the Williams’ familial bonds, the 40-year-old artist was also joined on stage by her 10-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy.
Watch Beyoncé’s full performance for the 2022 Oscars below.
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Beyoncé Gave Red + Pink Her Stamp of Approval in 3 Stunning Looks During a Valentine’s Day Vacation

Beyoncé Gave Red + Pink Her Stamp of Approval in 3 Stunning Looks During a Valentine’s Day Vacation

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Although belatedly, Beyoncé took to Instagram to share a series of photos showing off three of her outfits worn during a romantic vacation around Valentine’s Day.
All looks were picked from the star’s latest Adidas x Ivy Park collection, with the first featuring high-waisted latex leggings, and a knit turtleneck with a heart-shaped cutout at the back. To accessorize, the mother-of-three opted for the highly coveted cherry-shaped knuckleduster clutch by Undercover, oversized heart-shaped diamond earrings, and custom Dassy red pumps from one of her go-to Arab footwear designers, Andrea Wazen. The singer matched the warm tones of her outfit with a glowy peach blush and bronzed makeup look—complete with glossy nude lips—and wore her hair down in big waves.

In a second, more casual OOTD picture, Beyoncé can be seen lounging on a plane seat in a red hoodie and sweatpants set, paired with cream and beige sneakers with red detailing. This time, the 40-year-old sported a monochrome beauty look and wore the color pink on her eyes, lips, and nails to match the dress she would have on once she lands. The last few pictures in Beyoncé’s post see her getting off the plane in a velour off-shoulder minidress with Adidas’ signature three stripes on its sleeves, pink sunglasses, and her sneakers swapped for a pair of bright pink pumps.
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Wearing red and pink on Valentine’s Day may seem cliché to most, but it now has the stamp of approval of none other than Beyoncé. After Rihanna spent hers at a public event wearing a glossy red bespoke Alaïa outfit, it’s safe to say that the bright shade’s association with the holiday is not fading any time soon.
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The Best Pastel-Hued Pieces That Channel Beyoncé on Her Yacht Vacation

The Best Pastel-Hued Pieces That Channel Beyoncé on Her Yacht Vacation

Beyoncé in a David Koma dress, L’Afshar handbag, and The Attico heels. Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
While a majority of the entertainment and fashion industries walked the Met Gala red carpet in New York, Beyoncé was on a yacht in Europe. Currently vacationing with husband Jay-Z and their children, the singer is serving major style inspiration, almost making up for her absence at the fashion’s biggest night.

A quick scroll on her Instagram page would show the various outfits Beyoncé has been sporting during her time off, from wide-legged denim to mini skirts and playsuits, styled by KJ Moody. Two looks that stand out, see the Grammy-winning artist in pastel-hued dresses with matching heels to make up enviable monochrome outfits.
Beyoncé in a Balmain dress and jacket, and Christian Louboutin heels. Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
The first, a peach-colored custom David Koma dress paired with The Attico’s tangerine Devon mules previously spotted on It-girls Kylie Jenner, Dua Lipa, and Hailey Bieber in neon green. The perfect bling to go with them? An Alessandra Rich crystal choker and the Eva crushed ice bag by Lebanese label L’Afshar, which is Beyoncé’s forever favorite. Her second look, courtesy of Balmain, showcases one of summer’s favorite colors, mint green. The singer wore an off-shoulder mini dress from the French fashion house’s Resort 2022 collection with an SS21 tweed jacket draped over her shoulders, and matching Louboutins.
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A Timeline of Beyoncé’s Best Outfits by Arab Designers

A Timeline of Beyoncé’s Best Outfits by Arab Designers

We pay tribute to Queen B by looking back at her most flawless moments wearing Arab designers on the red carpet and beyond. Indeed, some of the superstar singer and mother of three’s most crowning fashion moments have taken place on the red carpets of prestigious award shows and film screenings, where she’s regularly opted for designs by our region’s seasoned couturiers, such as Elie Saab, Reem Acra, and Zuhair Murad. Who can forget the gold, plunging Elie Saab gown she wore to the 64th annual Golden Globe awards? Following that, the singer stunned in a jaw-dropping, floor-length floral and lace Zuhair Murad dress from the brand’s Spring 2016 Couture collection.
Her love affair with Arab labels extends well beyond the red carpet too. Yousef Aljasmi provided the embellished bodysuit she sported in the Lemonade music video, meanwhile, Queen B chose a blue, beaded Georges Chakra gown to submerge herself underwater in Pretty Hurts. For the music video for her song Die With You released in honor of her and Jay Z’s ninth wedding anniversary, Beyoncé wore a turban by Tunisian milliner Donia Allegue.
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Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé Wears Audrey Hepburn’s Priceless Breakfast At Tiffany’s Diamonds in Her First Tiffany Campaign

Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
When you have Beyoncé and Jay-Z starring in a campaign that will hopefully usher in a new era of your brand, you break out the big guns. For Tiffany & Co, that meant adorning Beyoncé in the 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond previously only worn by three other people (one of them being Audrey Hepburn), along with a host of other luxury jewels.
Of course, the priceless Fancy Yellow diamond on a long chain adorned with over 100 carats of diamonds itself looks right at home around Beyoncé’s neck as she poses for Tiffany’s new About Love campaign, shot by Mason Poole and styled by June Ambrose and Marni Senofonte, and the accompanying video, shot by Black Is King director Emmanuel Adjei. Her hair, styled by Jawara Wauchope and Nakia Rachon, is piled on top of her head in a glamorously unkempt up ’do and her make-up is subtle, save for a dramatic cat eye (perhaps another nod to Hepburn’s Holly Golightly). The priceless necklace matches her 22-carat cushion-cut yellow diamond ring, two of many diamond-heavy pieces she wears throughout the campaign.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z for the Tiffany & Co. Fall 2021 About Love Campaign. Photo: Mason Poole
Jay-Z, in a neat black tux that complements Beyoncé’s curve-skimming, black cut-out dress, has his own fair share of jewels. A Bird on a Rock brooch by Jean Schlumberger, one of the most renowned jewellers of the 20th-century who was once vice president of Tiffany & Co, was refashioned into a one-of-a-kind pair of cufflinks for the rapper. He also wears a striking Apollo brooch in platinum, yellow gold, and diamonds, as well as a slew of other Tiffany pieces including one of their new engagement rings for men.
“Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the epitome of the modern love story,” Alexandre Arnault, executive vice president of product & communications said in a release. “As a brand that has always stood for love, strength and self-expression, we could not think of a more iconic couple that better represents Tiffany’s values. We are honored to have the Carters as a part of the Tiffany family.”

Given it’s the first time the couple has starred in a campaign together, you’d have a hard time imagining what could create more buzz. Which is exactly the point. The campaign ushers in a new era at Tiffany’s under the creative direction of Ruba Abu-Nimah, who was appointed in March. Continuing that partnership, Tiffany will also donate $2 million towards Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
But while the star power will undoubtedly bring in the couples’ fanbase, there are some Easter eggs for Tiffany fans as well. The film pays homage to Breakfast at Tiffany’s with a new version of the song “Moon River,” sung by Beyoncé and captured on Super 8 film by Jay-Z. For art fans, the Carters pose in front of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Equals Pi painting, which is rendered in Tiffany Blue (part of a private collection, the piece has never been on public display before). The film will be released on Tiffany’s website on September 15. We can’t wait to hear Beyoncé’s take on the iconic song. Until then, these images will be burned in our memory – not least because of the blinding diamonds.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Egyptian Label Okhtein Has Landed a Major International Investment

Photographed by Mous Lamrabat
Egyptian label Okhtein has announced its partnership with investment company Bidayat to fuel its international growth. Bidayat, founded by Valentino board chairman and Egypt’s former minister of trade and industry, Rachid Mohamed Rachid, will provide funding, know-how, operational support, and access to a global network of industry experts for the luxury brand. Bidayat acts as a catalyst for creatives and entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty, wellness, and lifestyle from MENA and Europe, helping to transform their ideas into globally recognized brands.
The Abdel Raouf siblings. Photographed by Amina Zaher
“As a growing brand from MENA, we are extremely excited to collaborate with a partner that shares common values and understands the unique opportunities and challenges entrepreneurs from the region face,” said Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf, founding sisters and designers of Okhtein. “Having a hands-on partner like Bidayat will help us unlock our full creative and commercial potential,” added Okhtein’s CEO, business partner, and Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf’s brother Mohamed Abdel Raouf.
Beyoncé wearing Okhtein. Instagram: @beyonce
Okhtein is well on its way to achieving this goal. Founded in a small workshop in 2014, the label has since come a long way with this investment, already making itself a name globally through its collections and celebrity following, including Beyoncé, Emma Watson, Cardi B, and Gigi Hadid. Bagging the DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize in 2016, their contemporary handbags and accessories line fuses centuries-old Egyptian craftsmanship with timeless designs. In 2019, Mounaz and Aya Abdel Raouf were included in Forbes Middle East’s ’30 Under 30′ edition, a recognition of their impact on the region and beyond. Okhtein opened its flagship store in the contemporary district of Cairo in October 2020, and has a continued focus on new product development, expanding its retail presence globally, and enhancing its digital and e-commerce footprint.
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6 Times Celebrities Dazzled in Lebanese Designer Rami Kadi’s Dresses

6 Times Celebrities Dazzled in Lebanese Designer Rami Kadi’s Dresses

Since starting his design career in 2011, Rami Kadi has become one of the best known Lebanese designers to represent the region on a global scale. With his dazzling creations becoming public event go-tos, he has dressed multiple models, actors, and A-list stars walking the red carpet. Think Tunisian actor Dorra Zarrouk‘s iconic pale bedazzled dress at the Cannes film festival this year, or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan‘s crystallized off-shoulder number at the 71st edition of the festival, with an interesting amalgamation of sharp-fit structures and flows.
Who can forget the time Lebanese singer Myriam Fares was in Dubai at a royal wedding donning a pink, floral embellished, off-the-shoulder gown with a voluminous overskirt signed Rami Kadi from his May Blossom capsule collection? Or the Oscars 2019 afterparty when Kendall Jenner stepped out in what might be her boldest look, wearing a barely-there gown for the occasion? Kadi, the brainchild behind the daring creation, did not disappoint, with a cut-out halterneck and sky-high slits on either side, making it one of the best looks of the night. The glittering number had first appeared on the designer’s last Spring 2019 couture collection.
The UNEP Goodwill ambassador also counts the likes of Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez as fans in his ever-growing list of VIP clientele and has marked 10 impressive years in couture. In celebration of his birthday today (August 16), we round up his best celebrity looks.
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EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park to Highlight Black Cowboys in Next Drop

EXCLUSIVE: Beyoncé’s Ivy Park to Highlight Black Cowboys in Next Drop

Everybody needs a pair of denim chaps, just ask Beyoncé.
The next drop of the singer’s popular Adidas x Ivy Park collection will celebrate the often overlooked history of Black cowboys and cowgirls and their continued influence and impact on American rodeo.
Called Ivy Park Rodeo, the collection is extensive — 58 women’s and unisex apparel pieces, five shoes and 13 accessories — all designed as reimagined and modernized takes on classic Western wear.
Beyoncé started teasing the collection on the Ivy Park website and Instagram page earlier this week with a video feature on the actor Glynn Turman (of “The Wire,” “How to Get Away With Murder” and “Fargo”) riding a horse and talking about how he spent his days in the stables of Central Park shoveling manure so he could ride for free and how important Black cowboys were in settling the American West. He is photographed alongside his granddaughter Melinda Siegel whom he taught to ride and who now teaches the sport to underserved youth at Camp Gid D Up that Turman founded with his wife.

A block of copy overlaid on the image on the Ivy Park web page reads: “Born and raised in New York City, it is sometimes hard to imagine that the sometimes-director of stage productions [Glynn Turman] has also been a real-life cowboy. He says from as long as he could remember, he has had a fascination with horses. An accomplished horseman and rodeo champion off-screen, he and his wife, Jo-Ann, cofounded and direct a free Western-style summer camp, ‘Camp Gid D Up’ for inner-city and at-risk youth since 1992. He credits that attending youth camps as a kid saved him from juvenile delinquency.”

It continues: “In 1999, Glynn Turman won the state’s Regional Team Roping Finals and placed in the top five in the National U.S. Team Roping Champion Finals in Oklahoma City. In November 2011, Glynn was inducted into the Western Heritage Multi-Cultural Museum’s Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas. And this year for Juneteenth, he saw his lifelong work to bring the Black Rodeo to television realized on CBS.”
In the photos, Turman is wearing a denim jacket and jeans with Adidas’ trademark three stripes running down the side alongside Siegel who sports the chaps over shorts.
The Ivy Park Rodeo collection is heavily rooted in denim and will offer up dark washes with distinct monograms and purple glow cow prints accented with utilitarian-inspired zips and snap fasteners. There will be a denim body suit, a wide-leg snap pant, tracksuit, bucket hat and, yes, chaps.
Fabrics will include 100 percent 16.5-ounce blue twill denim, 99 percent cotton/1 percent elastane 10.8-ounce denim and 100 percent cotton 13 –ounce cow-print cotton twill denim.
There is even an IVP Ultraboost sneaker that mimics the look of denim.
In addition, washed heavy French terry will also be well represented in the collection, offered up in a hoodie with matching sweatpants. Other key pieces include a small cotton canvas waist bag, a durag, socks, bandanas, a new colorway of the IVP Forum Mid sneaker and the introduction of the IVP Super Sleek “Chunky,” which boasts an exaggerated outsole combined with a classic upper offered in two colorways.

As in the past, the collection offers inclusive sizing with apparel in XXXS to 4XL.
Prices range from $45 to $200 for the apparel and $25 to $75 for the accessories. The shoes will retail for $140 to $200.
The Rodeo collection will launch exclusively on the Adidas website on Aug. 19 for 24 hours only; the global launch will happen the next day.
The most recent, much smaller drop of Adidas x Ivy Park collection was last month when the partners unveiled the Flex Park swimwear capsule.
The first Ivy Park collection with Adidas debuted last January. Beyoncé had launched the line with Topshop in 2016. But after sexual assault allegations surfaced around Sir Philip Green, Topshop’s then-chief executive officer, which he denied, she bought back his shares and assumed full ownership of the line in November 2018. In 2019, she revealed that she had brought the collection to Adidas.
Black cowboys have been receiving more attention lately: In addition to the Black rodeo show that aired on CBS in June, the Compton Cowboys, a group of Black horseback riders who use equestrian culture to positively influence inner-city youth and combat negative racial stereotypes in Compton, Calif., were featured in the Tommy Hilfiger campaign and created a collection with Ariat, a Western brand.
In the Instagram post on the Ivy Park site, Siegel said she has been inspired by the Black cowboys and cowgirls in Compton and elsewhere since she was a young girl, especially the all-Black Bill Pickett Rodeo in Los Angeles. “Passing on the legacy of the American Black cowboy is very important to me,” she said. “The life lessons I have gained working with horses [have] taught me humility, respect and the ability to be vulnerable. You learn quickly that too much ego and pride will land you in the dirt. I am blessed to represent a secret part of American history by being a modern-day Black cowgirl.”

Beyoncé Makes a Case for Summer Color Blocking and Micro Bags in New Look

Beyoncé Makes a Case for Summer Color Blocking and Micro Bags in New Look

Photo: Instagram/@beyonce
While traditional summer outfits nod to light pastels and floral patterns, Beyoncé has always been one to stand out with her fashion choices. The singer was seen dabbling in risqué color-blocked neons as she took to Instagram to post a caption-free photo gallery.
This time, the 39-year-old artist wore a bright yellow US $495 Mara Hoffman mini dress, including asymmetrical patches of orange on the top and bright blue on one bottom side. She paired the eye candy look with colorful staples, donning dangling earrings, navy-rimmed sunglasses, and a blue micro purse, keeping the trend alive. Adding yet another color to her ensemble, she wore mint green heels with wraparound sections snaking around her ankles. Out to spend some quality time with her four-year-old daughter Rumi, she was spotted wearing the outfit underneath a sheer blue long-sleeved top at the FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City last weekend.

The star has been generous in sharing outfit posts with her 192 million Instagram followers regularly this year. In another, Beyoncé is seen sporting fluorescent floral pants with a tied-up white shirt cropped at her waist, alongside her husband and rapper Jay-Z, who is seen wearing a relaxed light-grey Puma fit. The couple had flown into the city from the Hamptons and were photographed having lunch in Brooklyn. Beyoncé carried a white Telfar bag and large fluorescent lime earrings with the look.
The Lion King actor is not the only one in a punchy fluorescent look. Back in spring and early summer this year, models Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and actor Blake Lively sported outfits drenched in electric greens.
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