On Saturday, February 11, Beyoncé was the recipient of two Brit Awards in London, but the musical icon was not herself in the U.K. for the event. The Renaissance singer accepted her awards for International Artist of the Year and International Song of the Year for Break My Soul via a video message. And even though she didn’t walk to red carpet, she was red carpet ready with a stunning black-and-white ensemble.
Beyoncé posted some photos on Instagram for a closer look at her wildly patterned two-piece, which featured both stripes and checkers, with a black corset around her waist. The bell sleeves were also striped in black and white and made from a faux-fur fuzzy material. The matching slacks were similarly form-fitting before opening up widely over her feet. She wore a pair of black statement earrings, sunglasses, and, in one photo, a tall matching hat.
In her pre-recorded acceptance speech, Beyoncé said, “Thank you so much for this incredible recognition. I’d like to say thank you to all of my friends out there in Britain for your continuous support over the years. The Renaissance begins. I’ll see y’all on tour. Thank you so much for this honour!”
The artist just announced this month that she would be launching her 2023 world tour, and fans have been scrambling for tickets. Her last solo tour was six years, the Formation World tour. The Renaissance tour is set to begin in Europe this May then heading to North America for a big finish in September. On Sunday, February 5, she also crossed the mark to become the most awarded artist in Grammys history, after taking home best R&B song, best dance/electronic recording, best dance/electronic album and best traditional R&B performance for Renaissance.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.