Beyonce's Bold Fashion Choice: "She Looked Fantastic"

11/07/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

Beyonce Knowles is known for her glamorous wardrobe choice, tending to glittering gowns, curve-hugging minis and elegant creations from Armani for her many red carpet events. Which is why we did a double take when the singer turned up at the MTV Europe Awards in not one, but two dresses from notoriously edgy British designer Gareth Pugh. Beyonce’s stylist Ty Hunter tells PEOPLE, “Gareth Pugh’s work is explosive and she had to wear it. She thinks he is an amazing talent.” The young Brit is a master of dark, almost-goth looks with incredible architectural details. Beyonce’s performance dress, which is made of elastic bands and rows and rows of YKK zippers, first appeared on the designer’s Fall 2008 runway with matching leggings that Knowles wisely skipped. Pugh himself tells PEOPLE, “I’m delighted she wore my dresses, she looked fantastic.” We agree, and we love that Beyonce is supporting up-and-coming young designers while trying out cool, new looks. That metallic robot glove, we’re a little less sure about. Tell us: What do you think of Beyonce’s fashion choice? — reporting by Monique Jessen

FILED UNDER: Beyonce , Dresses , Red Carpet
Add A Comment

Got something to add to this post? Fill out the fields below to make a comment, ask a question or share a tip. We'd love to hear from you.

Note: If this is your first time commenting on Style News Now, your comment will need to be approved by our moderator before it will appear. Thanks for your patience, and check back again soon.

Showing 51 comments

Kellz on

Who cares!!! Beyonce is a sellout!

islandista on

Lisa hit the nail right on the head with her comment about Bey still rocking the big mall hair and hoop earrings with this outfit.

That just sums up how un-‘her’ this outfit is. Beyonce’s style is not edgy – it is full on, full out, big weave, glittery, shiny, down-south, country girl diva-tastic.

And even when she tries to be edgy she doesn’t know how to pull it off.

I can’t help but agree with some of the other posters that she looks like she’s trying to compete with Rihanna in this whole edgy thing and it’s a bit unseemly and unnecessary. Bey should just let herself be who she is.

Reve on

It was fantastic on the runway but just didn’t translate to the stage/real life! Life goes on…next big event please!

Milly on


Top Posts « on

[…] Beyonce’s Bold Fashion Choice: “She Looked Fantastic” Karl Prouse/Catwalking/Getty; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Beyonce Knowles is known for her glamorous wardrobe choice, […] […]

sabetir on

Obama will not be able to lead as president of America

sabetir on

I dont think Obama will not be able to lead as president of America

R on

wow . . . that dress is ugly . . . why would you wear that?

lailarae on

she looks horrible, that dress would be suicide if it were on a b-list or less artist!
Beyonce, be thankful for your fame!

Pics:Beyonce & Estelle 2008 MTV European Music Awards | HitStopz on

[…] make it look great, but Beyonce does just that. Even Pugh himself thinks Bey looks fab, he tells People, ā€œIā€™m delighted she wore my dresses, she looked fantastic.ā€ If being Sasha Fierce means that […]

Next | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | Next | Show All

From Our Partners


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,511 other followers

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters