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After last year’s show-stopping Givenchy confection, Beyonce just had to bring another knockout to the 2013 Met Gala red carpet, especially since she is the honorary chair.

And that she did, wearing Givenchy for the second time around in designer and gala co-chair Riccardo Tisci’s stunner.

The strapless black gown was built on a black croc-paneled corset bodice which gave way to a cascading, slit-to-there black skirt that was rimmed in digitally printed gold and bronze damask.

The long, sweeping train that trailed behind the songstress was the most eye-catching; it nearly appeared as if she was emerging from an engulfment of fashionable flames.

Of course, the long gloves and the knee-high boots, which were matched to the brilliant, fiery print of the gown, commanded plenty of attention, too.

Every time I looked at this ensemble, I noticed another detail not seen before—like the ever-so-punk-like grommet belt.

But, despite the boldness and the brashness, Beyonce looked utterly beautiful with her flowing, wavy locks and effortless makeup. No need to overdo things—she knows when enough is enough.

Gorgeous or garish?

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