Super Bowl 50: Beyoncé's Halftime Show Style Serves Up Major Michael Jackson Vibes
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The singer collaborated with DSQUARED2 for what appeared to be a Michael Jackson-inspired look, complete with a black leotard and Dangerous-esque gold bullets draped over a custom leather jacket. Queen Bey wore her hair down, with flowing loose curls parted down the middle, and topped off her outfit with black fishnets and embellished Christian Louboutin ankle boots. (Her 38 backup dancers echoed her ensemble in crop tops and short shorts accented with Zana Bayne harnesses and Dr. Martens boots.)
“We love Beyoncé and wanted to create something where she resembles a warrior leading her female posse who fall into formation and take Super Bowl 50 at half-time,” designers Dean and Dan Caten said in a statement.
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And while everyone on Twitter was making comparisons between Bey’s look and the King of Pop’s outfit from his 1993 Halftime Show performance (which was featured during the Super Bowl 50 anniversary montage), a rep for DSQUARED2 told PeopleStyle that the similarity in the outfits was not planned “at all.”
“Both looks happened to be military inspired,” the rep added.
Beyoncé’s flawless look went beyond her outfit. The singer wore 18 carat gold football-shaped nude diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz, weighing in at a total of 31 carats, plus a 30 carat cushion shape bezel ring, a 26 carat nude pear shape diamond ring and two nude diamond rings wrapped around each of Bey’s pinky fingers. (In total, she was decked in 100 carats!)
Topping off her look, the superstar turned to her longtime hairstylist Kim Kimble for her brazen brond curls. Talking to PeopleStyle, the pro explains, “We just shot the video for ‘Formation’ and the hair was all about texture, so we wanted to continue that feel.” The final touch? black-and-gold tips. Manicurist Lisa Logan painted Beyoncé’s almond-shaped nails with OPI nail lacquer in Black Onyx, then applied a matte top coat and decked each out with a gold stud at the base. “You don’t get a lot of time to idle with a look,” says Logan. “You get the details and then you have to pick and choose: ‘What’s going to be classy? What are people going to talk about. What’s going to live on forever?'”
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