Everyone from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to Zendaya and Tom Holland understood the assignment and celebrated the superstar’s 42nd birthday in sparkly style.
We all know that Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour has been taking both the music and fashion worlds by storm since its first stop in Stockholm, Sweden back in May. And now, with the help of countless celebrities turning up in their absolute best looks, her recent shows at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles may have taken the (birthday) cake.
To celebrate her 42nd birthday, Queen Bey hosted three shows in L.A. and even had a very special concert on her actual birthday on September 4. The Beyday concert included surprise performances by Kendrick Lamar, who joined Beyoncé on stage for their song “America Has a Problem,” and Diana Ross, who led approximately 60,000 fans in singing “Happy Birthday” to the superstar birthday girl.
The special on-stage guests were just the tip of the iceberg in terms of famous attendees at the Renaissance shows, though. From Timothée Chalamet and Kylie Jenner to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it seems that just about every A-lister you could think of attended at least one of Beyoncé’s L.A. shows. Naturally, many celebrities also complied with Beyoncé’s Virgo season silver dress code request and turned up in their very best metallic and sparkly “concert dressing” looks.
In honour of what some fans are calling “the biggest music/fashion/celebrity event of the year,” here’s a round-up of the very best celebrity looks from Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour birthday shows in Los Angeles.
The Kardashian crew showed up at Monday night’s show in style — and they even brought along Kourtney’s daughter, Penelope, and Kim’s daughter, North, for the special occasion. The little cousins were in on the metallic dress code, matching in head-to-toe silver ensembles by Diesel. The rest of the family also followed the theme of the night, with Kim sporting a bedazzled crystal top and matching purse, Khloé wearing silver pants that matched Penelope and North’s looks, and Kris donning a fully metallic outfit complete with an oversized trench coat and shades.
For her first of two looks, Gabrielle Union tried her hand at the sheer dressing trend, sporting a see-through chainmail dress from The New Arrivals over a metallic silver bra and underwear set. The actress completed the outfit with matching silver shoes, Tiffany & Co. jewellery, and a Valentino handbag.
Kerry Washington, Kelly Rowland and Meghan Markle
In a rare public outing for Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex posed for a photo alongside actress Kerry Washington and Beyoncé’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland. Washington sported a shimmery black top and a sparkling silver purse. To attend her third show of the weekend, Rowland wore a glossy strapless black corset with a silver choker necklace and matching face jewels. For her second time seeing Queen Bey that weekend (she was also spotted wearing a sparkling, sequinned tube skirt by SPRWMN as she danced with Prince Harry during Friday night’s concert), Markle donned a metallic silver skirt and black halter top for a very Renaissance-esque look.
Tracee Ellis Ross
We simply couldn’t discuss celebrity looks at Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour birthday stops without mentioning Tracee Ellis Ross. Captioning an Instagram post of her outfit “she said wear silver,” the actress proved that she was taking Beyoncé’s dress code request literally with her oversized silver sequinned dress from Rabanne.
In a very Beyoncé-inspired look, Vanessa Hudgens wore a silver sequinned halter minidress with an edgy slit and matching shimmery blazer. But, it was the accessories that really made this look shine. Hudgens completed her outfit with a long, silver chain necklace, cool-girl sunglasses and a massive black, glittery fan reminiscent of the one Beyoncé uses during the show to perform her hit “Heated.”
Zendaya, Ayo Edebiri, Quinta Brunson and Tom Holland
Have you ever seen a more stylish friend group? Beyoncé certainly noticed the on-theme crew, even giving a special shout-out to Zendaya during the concert. Zendaya wore a sparkly ensemble with a crop top, oversized jacket and shorts set, silver hoops and matching pumps. While they weren’t matching, Tom Holland complemented his girlfriend’s decked-out outfit nicely by wearing a leather jacket and a Renaissance Tour T-shirt. The Bear star Ayo Edebiri also abided by the dress code with a shimmery cowl neck top, while Quinta Brunson stunned in a metallic Rick Owens cutout mini-dress with sparkly knee-high boots.
The Barbie actress was all smiles as she shimmied to show off the chrome effect of the metallic-panelled, two-piece set she wore to one of Bey’s birthday shows.
Palmer took her outfit in a slightly different direction than many of the other celebrities at Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour, wearing a black strapless mini-dress by Sergio Hudson. She remained on-theme by pairing the dress with a bedazzled black denim jacket and a sparkly choker necklace. The star took the look one step further by amplifying her glam with silver eyeshadow and matching metallic highlights in her curly hair.
Hailey Bieber stepped away from her recent “strawberry girl summer” attire for Beyoncé’s concert, sporting a somewhat casual, yet still Renaissance-inspired, look for the night. The Rhode founder wore a simple black tank top and dark grey miniskirt with her hair pulled back into a slicked-back bun that allowed for her silver bulb earrings to shine.
The former Modern Family star danced the night away with moves that would’ve made Bey proud in a sequinned maxi-skirt and black tube top.
As one of Monday night’s very special guests of honour, Ms. Ross wore a black gown with sequinned detailing to perform her 1975 hit “Love Hangover” and led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to Beyoncé. The legendary artist paired the dress with a black feather boa shawl and diamond chandelier earrings for a truly glamorous look.