Beyoncé broke Coachella and showed everyone just why she's Queen Bey! On Saturday night (Apr. 14), she gave the performance of a lifetime at the annual music festival, from her pitch-perfect voice to her mind-blowing outfits to her epic reunion with Destiny's Child. The star also made history as the first black woman to headline the Californian festival and put her stamp on the valley, unofficially renaming the event Beychella in the process.
Throughout the two hours she was performing, Beyoncé changed into five custom Balmain looks, ranging from bodysuits to a pair of shorts and a hoodie. The singer and her stylist worked closely with Olivier Rousteing, and was even down on the floor cutting fabric at one point. "I think the thing I will always remember is sitting on the floor with B and cutting fabric," the designer told Vogue.
As she opened her set to sing Crazy in Love, Beyoncé entered onto the stage in an outfit inspired by Queen Nefertiti, dressed in a black bodysuit adorned with crystals, and a metallic cape embellished with black and gold sequins and the head of the Egyptian queen embroidered on the back. This was teamed with fishnet tights, sky-high heels and a gold headpiece. Accessories didn’t go a miss either, and Beyoncé looked the part with diamond necklaces and oversized earrings.
In contrast, Beyoncé's next outfit saw the star appear dressed in a silk yellow hoodie, teamed with denim shorts and the most amazing holographic fringed boots by Christian Louboutin. The hoodie, which had the word BAK emblazoned across it, has since got fans talking on social media, with many thinking that there was a hidden meaning behind it, with many thinking that it will be the next title of her album.
Beyoncé's third outfit consisted of a black latex bodysuit, garters and incredible thigh-high boots. For her performance with husband Jay-Z she covered the bodysuit with a mesh top featuring a sequined crest with her name and the year 2018 featuring. The crest also had a far more powerful political statement, showing the Egyptian Queen bust, a bee, a black panther and a black fist, in each of its quarters, as well as the with the ancient of eye of Horus symbol above, representing her support for the black rights movement.
For her final performance of the night – which saw her reunite with Destiny's Child – Beyoncé stunned in a metallic camouflage print bodysuit, which co-ordinated with her former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who wore crop tops and shorts with the same print. During her performance, the festival's DJ Khaled's voice announced through the speakers: "After tonight, Coachella gotta rename Coachella the Beychella," which then went on to trend on social media.