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Beyonce Knowles In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala


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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77 Responses to Beyonce Knowles In Givenchy – 2013 Met Gala

  1. Yeliz May 7, 2013 at 04:49 #

    I watched the livestream and everyone was so eager to see Beyonce on the red carpet and what do we have here? A bad look. From the ugly boots to the print and the gloves. No need to mention that I can see her roots. Thumbs down.

    • noo May 7, 2013 at 08:45 #

      her roots look horrible. I’m afraid they might be on purpose because they compliment the color of the dress. I hate this look from head to toe.

    • Charlotte May 7, 2013 at 08:46 #

      I agree.
      One of her worst look.

    • Mandy May 7, 2013 at 10:18 #

      Yep i can’t get on board with this one. If she got rid of the belt, the boots, the gloves and her hair was up I may have considered liking it.

    • Nat May 7, 2013 at 13:54 #

      I agree too. She is hideous. I actually thought this was one of the hideous dresses of House of Dereon.

    • Adrian May 8, 2013 at 03:11 #


    • Zee May 9, 2013 at 16:14 #

      one of the worst dressed of year 2013 for me. Plain ugly.

  2. Alfie May 7, 2013 at 04:50 #

    A solid look with tons of drama, I love the print, it reminds me of Gianni Versace’s opulent prints from the 90’s and the train is gorgeous. The boots and gloves could have been ditched but oh well. Her hair and make up are serving pure sex.

    • Alina May 7, 2013 at 15:32 #


  3. Pedro May 7, 2013 at 04:50 #

    I love Givenchy, love Ricardo but this dress is so strange.

    Great look for a concert but to tacky for the red carpet

    • Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 07:13 #


    • Rashmi May 7, 2013 at 08:10 #

      +2. I couldn’t understand the dress. The leg part is way too jarring.

      • Whoever May 7, 2013 at 16:27 #


    • Pene May 7, 2013 at 08:51 #

      Yep not a red carpet look.

      this is a punk red carpet look IMO


  4. Kate May 7, 2013 at 04:50 #

    I would’ve liked to see this without the boots. And I feel like she’s about to pop out of the top of the dress…. But, beauty-wise she looks great.

    • justme May 7, 2013 at 05:11 #

      Yes, the boots are one step too far.
      I loooooved her look last year but this, not so much.

    • Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 07:15 #


      • Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 07:17 #

        Sorry I didnt mean to plus one that, I didnt love her look last year. I meant to plus one the above ‘shes about to pop out’ ‘but beauty wise she looks good’.

  5. Stephanie May 7, 2013 at 04:52 #

    Tacky :(

  6. Lashae May 7, 2013 at 04:52 #

    Ugly from head to toe. She always finds a way to make clothes look so tacky. Also where is the punk theme?

    • dee May 7, 2013 at 14:26 #


  7. Kimi May 7, 2013 at 04:53 #

    I don’t know. It seems unfinished to me like it is missing something. Also I think the gloves make this look too weird or unflattering.

  8. Jadelina May 7, 2013 at 04:55 #

    She looks beautiful from the neck up. Not bad but the dress doesn’t do it for me. Something about the boots matching the prints of the dress ruin it for me.

  9. kim May 7, 2013 at 04:57 #

    Nice press release. Rachel.

    • Jai May 8, 2013 at 22:11 #


  10. Prudence May 7, 2013 at 04:58 #

    one of the worst of the night. I swear I thought this was from House of Dereon…lord bey, this is so aweful I cannot look at it for too long. If you are going to arrive last for the attention then make sure you are killing it. after kim kardashian, shes my second worst. we are back in the destinys-my mom makes my clothes- phase

    • effieee May 7, 2013 at 05:06 #

      +1. From the crocodile skin bodice to the matchy-matchy boots and gloves, it screams House Of Dereon. What a mess. Givenchy really delivered some stinkers tonight.

      • Sammy C May 7, 2013 at 07:18 #

        +1 Thank God for Rooney Mara, only Givenchy I liked. I loved.

    • Beta May 7, 2013 at 08:00 #


  11. Bré May 7, 2013 at 04:58 #

    Thumbs down from me as well, it seems Ricardo saved his best punk look for Madonna, cuz she got the memo.

  12. Christine May 7, 2013 at 05:00 #

    Not liking this one. LOVED her last year Givenchy look.

  13. k May 7, 2013 at 05:04 #

    could have lived without the gloves…ricardo is glove crazy this year. i liked it, maybe with neater hair

  14. red May 7, 2013 at 05:09 #

    BLAH….. i do not like this dress at all. To be honest i don’t like anything beyonce wears she is so anoying, but since we are critizicing fashion, i have to say that the dress would have been a showstopper withput the boots, and the belt somehow makes the dress very unflattering. I know the theme is punk and the night is very editorial, but it just look like the belt and boots were a last minute decition to edge the look

  15. Lyo May 7, 2013 at 05:17 #

    Erm… NO. She looks fat on this dress, plus she’s…. overflowing it.

  16. Lucas May 7, 2013 at 05:19 #

    lol these hateful comments look so childish and bitter, I wonder if you all behave like that in real life…

    Let’s talk about what matters, this look has a lot of interesting details, I just realized the gloves some minutes later haha; and in my opinion this is one of the best haute couture approaches on punk of the night, the very best being Christina Ricci’s one.

    Great Met this year, there were some very intelligent, rich and diverse looks.

  17. Joy May 7, 2013 at 05:24 #

    I hate to be predictable, but I do not like this. Garish is written all over this. The odds were stacked against her: wearing Givenchy, with the punk theme, and at the Met Gala.

  18. mg May 7, 2013 at 05:25 #

    plain ugly. looks like sth she would wear back in the days when her mom makes all her gowns

  19. jas May 7, 2013 at 05:47 #

    should’ve have gone either gloves or boots, but both is a bit much. i like that she took the risk though. why not have a bit of fun at an event like this

  20. vicky May 7, 2013 at 06:31 #

    Hated her look last year, this isn’t much better. Tacky and over the top, and she’s (almost) always in a dress that’s too small, her twins looks ready to pop

    • Lisa May 7, 2013 at 13:19 #

      Also hated last years’ look and do not like this one either. screams desperate. I like my beyonce classy, and this is not it.

  21. bri May 7, 2013 at 06:31 #

    I think ‘the key’ to this look is looking at it at a distance. When I seen a far away, slighty blurred pic of Beyonce she looked phenomenal, and everything came together perfectly, it looked like she has on a long sleeve off the shoulder top, then all the detail at the bottom came to life more really like she was walking on flames, up close it was only alright because you could see the pieces separately (boots, gloves).

  22. Brazilian fan May 7, 2013 at 06:35 #

    As much as I truly love Beyonce,I hate her style on the red carpet since she stop to wering Armani,because is always to tacky,to much someting,if is not the dress is the earings,the shoes,but always something is to much,she is so so beautiful,why she do that…that dress is realy horrible…

    • Brazilian fan May 7, 2013 at 06:36 #


  23. Gabby M May 7, 2013 at 06:48 #

    just no. BURN THE SHOES BURN THEM!!!

    • snowlion May 7, 2013 at 13:06 #


  24. Aline May 7, 2013 at 07:00 #

    UGH NO! The dress besides being awful, is a size too small, the boots overwhelm the look, the belt seems like an afterthought and her hair isn’t looking good either.

    Didn’t like last year’s look, don’t like this year’s either.

  25. Noemi May 7, 2013 at 07:05 #

    I expected her to be one of the worst, and I wasn’t wrong. Terrible. Pure tackiness.

  26. mandy May 7, 2013 at 07:25 #

    I really wanna love this but its just too much. I hate the belt. It was unnecessary and it would have looked so much better had the prints cascade down from bust onwards. The heels however, is EPIC.

  27. missy May 7, 2013 at 07:45 #

    Yuck. It looks like a Tina Knowles’ original.

  28. Ioana May 7, 2013 at 08:00 #

    Even if I’m trying to dig the dress, the bodice and the belt,

    I really think that the HAIR (helloo?!? we can see her roots from Mars) and those BOOTS ruin it!

    maybe if she have worn black boots/ shoes/ sandals, the pattern on the dress would have been enough.

  29. Sara May 7, 2013 at 08:35 #

    I think maybe I don’t ‘get’ Beyonce. I never like her red carpet looks. Her street style is great, but this is a steaming hot mess.

    • Tina May 8, 2013 at 02:59 #


      You said it perfectly. Love her street style but her red carpet looks are never it.

  30. Alicat May 7, 2013 at 11:07 #

    I love the fiery fabric. It is an inspired choice for the train. The boots are overkill, I agree. Her voluptuousness adds to her presence in this gown. Not her best but at least she didn’t go “pretty punk” as so many did.

  31. boo May 7, 2013 at 11:12 #

    love the dress without the boots

  32. HANNAH PETERLECHNER May 7, 2013 at 11:33 #

    OH B! You’ve done it again! simply amazing! But who are we kidding she would look good in a paper bag! So, so, gorgeous! Love you B <3

  33. Ysatis May 7, 2013 at 11:40 #

    It looks like that awful house of Dereon dress she wore at the oscars a few years ago. Queen Bey has more money than fashion sense.

  34. Wizzer May 7, 2013 at 11:46 #

    No, No, and……..no

  35. Jess2 May 7, 2013 at 11:49 #

    The boots are just too much and takes it more towards tacky. Disappointed, I think I would have liked this without the boots.

  36. Amy May 7, 2013 at 12:10 #

    I don’t know why but I kinda like. The boots are definitely too much. I wish she opted for others shoes.

  37. toyosi May 7, 2013 at 12:15 #

    The dress is stunning, and I love the train, but because of the print, the matchy matchy gloves and boots push it into garish territory.

    Ricardo Tisci did the same with Kim Kardashain, FC what did you think?

  38. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2013 at 12:52 #

    Garish, IMO. The flame idea is cool and it’s certainly an arresting look, but the boots are 10x too much and so are the gloves. Also not a fan of the sitting-too-low, not very flattering strapless style and pageant slit. Not impressed.

    • sara May 7, 2013 at 19:20 #

      I completely agree, I don’t like this look at all! Its a miss.

  39. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2013 at 12:52 #

    Lol in the first picture it looks like she’s wearing a crown!

  40. Giada May 7, 2013 at 12:55 #

    Somehow a beautiful, sexy woman like Beyoncé never fails to be incredibly tacky on the red carpet. Ugh no, just no.

    I’m pretty sure she is pregnant again. That’s a pregnancy bump. :)

  41. Marko_M May 7, 2013 at 13:17 #

    I really wanted to love this, but I just don’t. What puts me off the most are the boots and the (hideous) belt. It’s more like rodeo queen meets couture.

  42. serenissima May 7, 2013 at 13:28 #

    Hate it. Awful. Worst dressed of the night, even Kim looked better than her. Beyonce makes EVERYTHING look tacky.

  43. Moxie May 7, 2013 at 15:40 #

    Not a fan. The dress could have been great, but those boots really bring it down. And I usually love boots! The top doesn’t fit well. And, while I like the belt, it is cutting the dress pattern in a bad place.

    Her roots are showing and her hair is scraggly.

  44. Jokzan Cordova May 7, 2013 at 15:58 #

    I think the print it’s gret I really like the dress but I think it would be more interesting without the boots, they are too much! but she´s the queen Bee!

  45. Sally May 7, 2013 at 16:35 #


  46. glenn May 7, 2013 at 16:50 #


  47. anjos May 7, 2013 at 17:10 #

    Absolutely horrendous.

    And the fact that mainstream media are calling this Best Dressed of the event says enough, too.

    • Pam May 7, 2013 at 19:07 #


  48. g May 7, 2013 at 19:50 #

    I wish she would do something different with her hair. Besides,her look is a bit much and is not really in showcasing the theme of the night. Not a good look for her, but for some reason a lot of people seem to be pleased by her style choices, when I think she usually picks the same silhoutes, so it’s rather boring and unflattering. She could do better.

  49. sammy May 7, 2013 at 22:18 #

    I tried so hard to like this look and it just didn’t happen. The dress wasn’t working, those glove thangs were a huge WTF…but the hair and makeup was beau

  50. Parvati May 8, 2013 at 00:53 #

    It’s definitely a very bold look, but I like it. The theme demanded bold looks, so I think Beyonce was quite successful at that.

  51. TeaAtTwo May 8, 2013 at 14:27 #

    I enjoy her street style but in the red carpet she very rarely delivers, here once again I’m not at all enamoured. The boots were over kill, her Wonderwoman pose is always cheesy and her hair is too Dallas like.

  52. Dhppy May 9, 2013 at 20:28 #

    I think if you’re going to go over the top, go over the top in a punk way. Tonight, she reminds me of a carpet in a Vegas Casino.

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