Supreme deity and ruler of the universe Beyoncé gave everyone in the world reason to faint late last night by announcing a new surprise album and then immediately releasing the whole thing onto iTunes immediately thereafter. Including guest appearances by Jay Z, Frank Ocean, Drake, and Blue Ivy, the self-titled so-called “visual” album consists of 14 songs and 17 videos, which means we have a lot of Beyoncé outfits to look through.
Not surprisingly, Beyoncé did not disappoint on the fashion side of things. The looks range from early 2000s throwbacks to flapper sex pots to modern, structured. art pieces. I’m completely overwhelmed by how incredible the album’s videos all are, and I’ve pulled together my favorite looks.
Beyoncé plays a pill popping beauty queen in “Pretty Hurts,” and rocks those retro curls she does so well.
This is a successful crop top and underpants look. Do you understand what I’m saying to you? Crop top and underpants. Done well.
“Blue” is mostly made up of either actual or staged vacation footage, and she pads around the beach with Blue Ivy (who’s a featured artist on the track), looking relaxed and happy.
“Jealous” has an amazing pink sequined jacket, and a black body suit right out of my pyschosexual fantasies.
Beyoncé looks incredible with her blunt cut bob in “Heaven,” and an incredible white, ruffled jacket. Who knew ruffles could look that good? Also–I cried during this one. A lot.
I’m not super sure what’s going on in this revolution-inspired video for “Superpower,” but this look is pure Destiny’s Child as styled by Tina Knowles.
Nobody wears a bathing suit and a fur coat like Beyoncé, as seen in “No Angel.”
The only thing I can say about this look from “Partition” is GODDAMN!
How does Beyoncé make jewel-tone teal eyeshadow look subtle in the “Mine” video? What sorcery is this? ILLUMINATI!
For the “Drunk in Love” video, B dances on the beach in a long, sheer number. This doesn’t really capture how beautiful it is in motion.
–then I got to “Haunted.”
Drop the mic.