Beyoncé allowed us all to direct our full attention to her BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech on Sunday night, when the event aired virtually. For that, we are grateful. Though she gave us a sneak peek at the jewellery she was wearing behind the camera — we all got to see her crystal drop choker and how it played up her beautiful makeup done by artist Rokael Lizama — we were less focussed on the possibility of an elegant outfit and more in tune to her moving, powerful message.
Later, however, Beyoncé's stylist Zerina Akers shared her full look: a velvet, high-low Alessandra Rich dress with floor-grazing ruffles, a bow at the waist, and three crystalized buttons to go with the accessories. Bey added mesh gloves and, peeking out from underneath her gown, we spotted her crystalized ankle-strap sandals. It's safe to say that she proved, with just one look, fashion is truly seasonless, and a thick, velvet dress can be appropriate for a summer award show if she and Zerina give it the nod of approval.
Even though we wouldn't have been disappointed to miss a fashion moment from The Queen this time around — we'd still have that speech to rewatch over and over — we're glad Beyoncé did, indeed, go glam for this very special moment.