Beyoncé produces artistic musical arrangements and now she’s becoming the art itself.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame plans to open an exhibition dedicated to the “Flawless” singer beginning next Tuesday(July 22), which will showcase the crème de la crème of her covetable performance and appearance outfits.
Some of the famous duds hand-picked for this curated showcase are the infamous “Single Ladies” black leotard, the Givenchy gown she donned for the 2012 Met Gala and the black leather-and-lace getup she slipped into to wow audiences at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show in New Orleans.
Museum curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger was overwhelmed by the number of items Beyoncé was willing to part with for the exhibition.
“When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, ‘The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,’ which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyoncé has proven herself to be,” Meredith told the Associated Press in a recent interview.
According to the requirements set out by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an artist isn’t eligible to become an inductee until 25 years after the debut of their first album. If she were to be inducted as a member of Destiny’s child, Beyoncé would still need to wait until 2022, but if she is inducted as a solo artist, that honour could not be obtained until 2027.
“We felt that [Beyoncé] really needed to take her rightful place alongside Aretha Franklin and the Supremes and Janis Joplin,” Meredith added.