Here is everything you need to know about the Queen B's latest video that premiered last night:
T I M E L Y.
Filmed in New Orleans with an all black cast, Formation premiered mid-Mardi Gras weekend and right before B's Superbowl appearance tonight. MORE IMPORTANTLY in the midst of one of our nation's biggest struggles with racism, police brutality, and mass incarceration since the Civil Rights Movement and the Reagan era. The video begins with the poignant question, "What happened after N'awlins? "
Genius is already relating this reference to the government's failings to feed and shelter the city's residents during Hurricane Katrina. This abysmally-handled situation is the first of many events that led to the Black Lives Matter movement.
L E G I T I M A T E L Y U N B E L I E V A B L E F A S H I O N.
From Southern Witchy Gothic
to a Corseted Creole Court
to an Early 2000s Denim on Denim on Denim Throwback
to CUSTOM GUCCI SEPARATES IN AN EMPTY POOL
to of course, the Red Gucci Dress That Sunk a NOLA PD Car.
To name a few.
I T W A S S T Y L E D
by Marni Senofonte,
who worked with B on the legendary Feeling Myself & 7/11 videos,
with the help of Shiona Turini.
C L I C K H E R E T O W A T C H I T.
To watch the video, you can't just search Google or Youtube. You have to visit beyonce.com or use this special secret youtube link. I'm not BSing, my only motive is ensuring that every person on the planet sees this video.
Screengrab source: Youtube/Beyoncé
I F Y O U ' R E I N T E R E S T E D I N T H E M I N U T E D E T A I L S,
because I definitely am,
Man Repeller got the scoop on all the juicy, expensive look details from Shiona Turini.
1st: Gucci Spring/Summer16 printed red dress & Louis Vuitton boots
2nd: Warner Brothers Vintage gothic black dress & hat, Dylanlex jewelry, & Fallon choker
3rd: Zimmerman SS16 white lace high collar dress & Palace Vintage corset
4th: Custom oxblood bodysuit & Chanel Pre-Fall 16 necklace
5th: Fendi white fur & white bodysuit by everyone's favorite up-and-coming designer, Rosie Assoulin
6th: UH HUH HONEY by O-Might, whose site is simultaneously hilarious, scary, & currently crashing
6th: Alessandra Rich SS16 white lace tiered dress with a boob bow (can't you tell I know my #fashun terms?), Chanel hat, & Fallon jewelry
7th: Gucci SS16 purple & green tulle dress
8th: Custom Denim on Denim on Denim... what a shame :'(
sarah, unofficial fashion-stalking president of the beyhive