Fashion rebirth: Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour wardrobe, revealed – from Mugler’s ‘Queen Bee’ look and Loewe’s ‘black hands’ bodysuit, to an Alexander McQueen catsuit and Balmain pearls

After a seven-year hiatus, the highly anticipated big night finally arrived as Beyoncé returned to the stage and kicked off her Renaissance World Tour on May 10, in Stockholm, Sweden.
With music you can’t help but dance to, crazy choreography and a dozen eye-popping and glittering custom outfits by high fashion labels like Loewe, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and others, Beyoncé made sure it was a night to remember and one that would be
included in the fashion books
 for years to come.
Styled by famous costume designer Shiona Turini, Bey’s tour wardrobe gave haute couture collections stiff competition. Amid the plethora of extravagant dresses and bodysuits, we picked the ones that stood out the most …

1. The Alexander McQueen catsuit

Beyoncé singing “Dangerously in Love” at the Renaissance World Tour on May 10, in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Getty Images

Elegant, fashionable and dazzling, Beyoncé opened her show singing “Dangerously in Love” wearing a custom-made Alexander McQueen bodysuit. Some media outlets consider it to be the 41-year-old singer’s most ornate outfit out of her entire tour wardrobe.

The custom look features black mesh and long sleeves with 3D detailing emphasising her hips and shoulders. The suit, along with her black boots, were completely covered with silver bugle beads and intricate sparkling crystal embroidery for ultra glam.

Tiffany & Co. jewellery complemented Beyoncé’s outfit and brought out the luxurious feel even further.

2. Anrealage’s UV lights

While the shimmering catsuit certainly made a statement, the “All the Single Ladies” singer only got more extravagant with a dress that incorporated UV lights.

Bey donned a white bell-sleeved gown that transformed into a multicoloured dress after reacting to UV lights. The outfit was designed by Japanese brand Anrealage and was first showcased in its autumn/winter 2023 show at Paris Fashion Week, as reported by The Indian Express. Beyoncé’s performance in the unique outfit was one of the most hyped moments of the show, and fans quickly took to Twitter to sing Beyoncé’s praises.

3. Loewe’s black hands

Beyoncé performing on May 10, in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Getty Images

Bey dazzled the audience again with another glittering catsuit – with a quirky flourish. The sleeveless, gold one-piece with its sparkling embroidery stood out for its creative design of black hands, each painted with red nail polish, strategically placed all over Beyoncé’s body.

The unique bodysuit is by the Spanish label Loewe and was designed by its creative director Jonathan Anderson, who also oversaw Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show outfit, per CNN Style. Beyoncé matched the golden ensemble with black gloves tipped with red nails to wrap up the overall look.

4. Pearled Balmain

Queen Bee’s comeback
 tour was bound to have a look from Balmain, as she is said to have a close relationship with Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of the French luxury label. The pair even did an haute couture fashion collaboration for Beyoncé’s Renaissance album months prior, per the label’s website.

So when the talented singer showed up in Balmain on stage, she made sure it would leave a lasting impression. Beyoncé was decked out in a webbed pearl bodysuit featuring the label’s signature structured shoulders. She paired the bodysuit with boots from Stuart Weitzman and gave her look an edge with a matching pearled hat and sunglasses.

5. Silver Courrèges

Beyoncé on her Renaissance tour in Stockholm, Sweden, wearing Courrèges. Photo: Getty Images

When singing her foot-tapping number “Alien Superstar”, Beyoncé decided to add a bit of a space age touch to her tour’s high fashion wardrobe.

The singer stunned on stage in another custom silver bodysuit with short, slanted sleeves and a circular cut-out in the middle. The ensemble was finished off with thigh-high white boots by Italian luxury house Gedebe.

6. Mugler’s “Queen Bee”

Throwing her fans and the internet into a fashion frenzy, Bey played with her status as “Queen Bee” when she donned a yellow-and-black striped bodysuit by Casey Cadwallader at Mugler and metal antennae headgear from the label’s spring 1997 collection, per News18. And it wasn’t just her dress. Adding to the fun, she was joined by her backup dancers dressed in similar colours, imitating a queen bee and her colony of worker drones.

7. David Koma’s abstract prints

Beyoncé wearing David Koma for her Renaissance tour in Stockholm, Sweden, on May 10. Photo: Getty Images
Another futuristic ensemble that stood out was the outfit created by London-based Georgian fashion designer David Koma. The Bel Air-based superstar changed into this custom dress to sing “Break My Soul”.

The outfit included an abstract-printed, holographic minidress with green, yellow, blue and purple waves and topped it off with a metallic silver coat from Koma’s spring/summer 2023 collection. Humongous diamond earrings and statement metallic boots made this look among the best of the night.