She may not have attended the royal wedding last month, but Beyonce is, arguably, her own form of (music) royalty. The superstar and her husband, Jay Z, dropped the music video for their song, “Apes–t,” off their new album Everything Is Love, Saturday, and among her many eye-popping outfits, one stuck out.
The entire video is set in an empty Louvre museum in Paris, with Bey and Jay flaunting their good looks and sharp style next to a number of the museum’s most famous sculptures and paintings.
At one point, the pair finds themselves next to “The Winged Victory of Samothrace,” a marble sculpture of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. And naturally, Beyonce outshines the iconic statue by donning a wedding dress by Stephanie Rolland worth a cool $138,748. She tops off the outfit with a structured, ruffled cape from Alexis Mabille Haute Couture.
And the effect is stunning. The couple stands at the stop of a long marble staircase, with a number of dancers in full-body, skin-toned leotards laying on the stairs just beneath them. (Jay Z, for the record, also looks sharp in a white-on-white suit).
Just one week prior, Beyonce and Jay Z released footage from their private vow renewal ceremony, in which the Lemonade singer similarly stunned in a wedding dress, though this time a $10,300 Galia Lahav design.
The couple originally married back in 2008, but glimpses into their big day weren’t revealed until her 2011 music video for “I Was Here.” The strapless, curve-hugging number may still draw tears and gasps of joy from the Bey-hive, but at the time, the singer herself wasn’t too crazy about the design, according to her mom, Tina Lawson, who made the gown.
“She was so sweet to let me do that,” Lawson said on the Today show after the dress reveal. “She came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress.’ Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”