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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to Feature Items from BEYONCÉ’S Personal Collection for the First Time

Friday, July 18: 8:31 a.m.
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The outfit worn by Beyoncé on the "Dangerously in Love" album cover.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a new fashion exhibition centered around singer, producer and entertainment industry powerhouse Beyoncé. The exhibit will open on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and be located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall in Legends of Rock.

Highlights of the fashion exhibition include: 

Rubin Singer leather and lace body suit, skirt, and jacket from the 2013 Super Bowl Performance. The Super Bowl performance was a 12-minute hypnotizing experience seen around the world.  The exotic edges and curves of this lace and leather bodysuit spoke for Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé as one.

BEYONCÉ’S stylist Ty Hunter remembers: 

“A lot of different designers came to Beyoncé with sketches, but in the end Russian designer Rubin  Singer created something magical. Beyoncé wanted funky, edgy, and feminine all in one and that’s  what Rubin created.”

Givenchy black beaded and purple feather mermaid gown from the 2012 Met Gala. Beyoncé’s appearance on the red carpet in this lace dipped mermaid gown with a purple ombréd bottom was the talk of the 2012 Met Gala. She was the last to arrive on the red carpet and well worth the wait for fans and photographers alike.

Ty Hunter remembers: 

“Beyoncé had just given birth to her child four months prior to this event. She wanted to be sexy, and  the illusion of being naked amplified the dress and her figure to perfection.” 

Gareth Pugh gold dress from the “Run the World (Girls)” Video (2011). This dress makes a bold statement and future projection in gold that matches the sentiment of the song and video for “Run The World (Girls).” 

Ty Hunter remembers:

“I saw Gareth Pugh’s show and it reminded me of “Sweet Dreams,” a futuristic Beyoncé video  fromthe I AM...Sasha Fierce album. I asked Pugh to pull this specific outfit, and it ended up  working very well with the desert as a backdrop in the video.”

One-sleeve black leotard from the “Single Ladies” video (2008). The Single Ladies video is one of the most iconic videos in Beyoncé’s visual history. It’s no doubt that the costume, replicated by thousands around the world was a result of the videos viral assault. 

Ty Hunter remembers:

“Beyoncé wanted a minimal look.  Designer Tina Knowles, Beyoncé’s mother, designed the look.  A Lorraine Schwartz titanium glove accompanies the famous hand swing.”

White cotton tank-top w/stones, J Brand Denim shorts and red Stuart Weitzman patent leather sling-back pumps from the “Crazy In Love” video (2003). The Crazy In Love video ensemble is a classic summer look; a white tank top paired with denim shorts. This look is timeless and effortless, and can be worn by anyone. The outfit is carefree and comfortable; two things love should be.

Ty Hunter remembers:

“Beyoncé wanted to let the fashion build. She wanted simplicity.”

Thierry Mugler gold metal body suit with gold pumps from the “Sweet Dreams” video (2009). Thierry Mugler’s take on powerful futuristic high fashion robot resulted in a gold, haute couture suit of magic.

Ty Hunter remembers: 

“Beyoncé wanted a cool robotic moment and it was very complex to put on and off, but it was a great moment in the video and added to the futuristic theme perfectly.”

This is the first time that an artist that has not yet been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is being featured in the Legends of Rock exhibit.

About BEYONCÉ:

Singer, producer and global entertainer Beyoncé Knowles Carter was destined to be a star. Born on September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas, she began singing, dancing and performing in talent shows at seven. In 1992, she and her girl group Girl’s Tyme performed (and lost) on Star Search. In 1997, the group evolved into Destiny’s Child and signed its first record deal.

Writing about the group’s 1999 album, The Writing’s on the Wall, Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed: “[Beyoncé’s] skittering, rhythmic, and hip-hop-derived approach to melody would help shift the entire landscape of R&B singing.” 

BEYONCÉ launched her solo career with Dangerously In Love (2003). Her rise to superstardom was built on her legendary work ethic, lack of complacency and pushing her art beyond imagination.  She embodies the themes expressed in her music: personal independence, female empowerment and self-esteem.

BEYONCÉ’S self-titled 2013 album was more personal than her previous work. In just 12 hours after its surprise and carefully planned release, the album generated 1.2 million mentions on Twitter, reaching a high of 5,300 tweets per minute. Within three days the album sold 828,773 digital copies, making it the fastest-selling iTunes album ever.

 



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