The megastar posted a series of photos from the Oscars afterparty, featuring two sultry looks which she wore for the duos highly anticipated soirée — just four days after the awards took place.
In the first pic, the “Crazy In Love” singer is seen wearing a sheer high neck, floor-length Dolce & Gabbana gown paired with gold pasties and a corset. To complete the look, Bey opted for gold platform heels, Lorraine Schwartz earrings, a Gismondi 1754 yellow diamond ring, a golden Carolina Herrera clutch, and sunglasses.
Later on, Bey switched it up, with a strapless silver paillette Retrofête mini dress with her hair pulled back. Meanwhile, JAY-Z donned a classic white tuxedo jacket and black slacks.
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The photos appear to be the first glimpse into the night — and it may be the last. In September 2021, when speaking to Harper’s Bazaar, Beyoncé opened up about deliberately setting boundaries when it comes to which parts of her life she shares with the public and which she does not.
“Throughout my career, I’ve been intentional about setting boundaries between my stage persona and my personal life,” she explained. “My family and friends often forget the side of me that is the beast in stilettos until they are watching me perform. It can be easy to lose yourself very quickly in this industry.
“It takes your spirit and light, then spits you out. I’ve seen it countless times, not only with celebrities but also producers, directors, executives, etc. It’s not for everyone. Before I started, I decided that I’d only pursue this career if my self-worth was dependent on more than celebrity success.”
She continued: “I’ve surrounded myself with honest people who I admire, who have their own lives and dreams and are not dependent on me. People I can grow and learn from and vice versa. In this business, so much of your life does not belong to you unless you fight for it.
“I’ve fought to protect my sanity and my privacy because the quality of my life depended on it. A lot of who I am is reserved for the people I love and trust. Those who don’t know me and have never met me might interpret that as being closed off. Trust, the reason those folks don’t see certain things about me is because my Virgo ass does not want them to see it….It’s not because it doesn’t exist!”
On the music front, Queen Bey is gearing up to hit the road for the Renaissance World Tour in support of her seventh album of the same name.
The worldwide trek begins overseas in Sweden on May 10, with subsequent European stops in the UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, Poland and Germany. Bey will then return to North America in July for back-to-back shows in Toronto.
From there, Mrs. Carter will bring her legendary stage presence to arenas across the U.S. including in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and her hometown of Houston, to name a few.