Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 21 September 2020

Golden girl: Beyonce dazzles in Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al Jasmi

The Grammy winner turned to the celebrity-approved label for a night out on the town

Beyonce wore Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al Jasmi to the opening of Tyler Perry Studios. Instagram / Beyonce
Beyonce wore Kuwaiti designer Yousef Al Jasmi to the opening of Tyler Perry Studios. Instagram / Beyonce

As the old adage goes, all that glitters is not gold – but Beyonce proved otherwise this week.

The American singer stepped out in a glimmering, golden gown on Saturday, to attend the opening of film production studio, Tyler Perry Studios.

The Halo star turned to a label from the region for the statement design, which was custom-crafted by Kuwaiti couturier Yousef Al Jasmi.

Bedecked in shimmering crystals, the figure-skimming design featured a demure high neck and ankle-grazing hemline, and Beyonce paired the head-turning number with diamond-fringed earrings and a red lip.

The 38-year-old was joined at the event in Atlanta, Georgia, by stars including Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L Jackson and Halle Berry, who attended in celebration of writer and director Perry's namesake studio.

"Congratulations to Tyler Perry on the opening of his studios. I could feel our ancestors’ presence. Surrounded by my heroes, I watched Denzel, Queen Oprah, Spike, Whoopi, Sir Poitier, Will, Halle, Dame Cicely and our angels John Singleton and Diahann Carroll honoured," wrote Beyonce on Instagram, alongside an image of her and husband Jay-Z at the event.

"Generations of blood, sweat and tears, success, excellence and brilliance. It makes me so proud, so full, I could not stop crying. Thank you my Virgo brother for so much love and passion put into every detail. My prayer today is that you will take it all in. You inspire me to dream even bigger."

Al Jasmi's eponymous label has dressed many of the world's most recognisable names, from Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears to Kylie Jenner and Taylor Swift.

Most recently, the Kuwaiti couturier designed a gown for Celine Dion's world tour, which the Think Twice singer wore as she kicked off her run of shows in Quebec last month.


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Updated: October 7, 2019 10:48 AM

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