- 19 Jul 16
Beyoncé is known for being relatively aloof when it comes to her private life, but yesterday she posted a video to her Facebook page that gave fans a rare sneak peek at what all goes into making her costumes.
Beyoncé's costume designer, Marni Senofonte, narrates the film with explanations of how each costume for the Formation tour came to be.
The behind the scenes look at the tour's fashion provided fans with a lot of details previously unknown. For example, the fishnets the backup dancers wear were all dyed in crockpots, "because the girls don't all come in one colour."
It was important to Beyoncé to have the fishnets match each girl's skin tone perfectly.
Senofonte says the inspiration behind the tour's theme began with the Lemonade movie. The Antebellum style used is supposed to resemble a look Senofonte calls "Victorian streetwear," which is the same sort of style utilised in Beyoncé's movie.
We also learned how the designers managed to get away with making such beautifully designed costumes while still allowing for flexible movement, which was necessary for the fierce dance routines often implemented by Queen Bey.
The seamstress showed the camera the darts, a tapered tuck stitched in a garment, cut into the costume's armpits, which gave the dancers a wide range of freedom for movement.
One of the more interesting tidbits of information had to do with the wide-brimmed hats Beyoncé has since made famous. In order to get them just right, designers were sent to Mexico to find the perfect sombrero to use as a template.
The video ends with a quick span through all of Queen Bey's costumes, which look flawless both on the stage and off it.