Following on from the coup of landing the commission to design Meghan Markle’s (now the Duchess of Sussex) wedding gown, Givenchy has been confirmed as the costume designer for Beyoncé and Jay-Z for their “On The Run II” tour, which has just kicked off with a concert at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Givenchy creative director Clare Waight Keller created exclusive outfits inspired largely by her Spring-Summer 2018 Haute Couture collection. Major design elements include hand-embroidered motifs crystal grids.
For Beyoncé’s finale look, Waight Keller created a bodysuit with an oversized bow detail adapted from the AW18 ready-to-wear collection, paired with a long, detachable skirt in bonded lace, hand-embroidered with crystals.
For Jay-Z’s opening look, she created an optical white, double-breasted tuxedo worn with a matt silk t-shirt. The sharp-shouldered jacket is adapted from the Givenchy Spring-Summer 2018 men’s Haute Couture collection.
The OTR II tour is scheduled to play 48 dates in Europe and North America through 4 October 2018. A highlight of the tour is set to be the Bastille Day concert at the French national stadium, Stade de France, outside Paris on 14 July.