When an iconic fashion designer collaborates with their musical equivalent, you know you’re in for a treat – especially when it’s for the biggest music festival of the year. Doing things by halves isn’t Queen B’s style (or Balmain creative director, Olivier Rousteing’s for that matter.) With the singer already creating a buzz as the first black female headliner to perform at the festival, this exciting partnership took the highly-anticipated shows to a whole new level.

Balmain has been a source of the pop sensations performance wares in the past, like her Formation World Tour in 2016,  and this year’s looks were just as eye-catching as any other. Marni Senofonte, Beyonce’s stylist, approached Rousteing about creating looks for B’s Coachella appearances. The stylist was quoted by the French designer as saying, “The shows were all about survivors and that B was looking for something in a military style,” an aesthetic right up Balmain’s alley.

The girls, backup dancers and musicians, were all dressed head-to-toe in the finest custom-made looks, designed by the brand’s creative director himself. Swarovski crystals and classic Balmain black was infused in each look for the two-weekend-long event.

Through the collaboration, the Balmain Army added some of music’s biggest names to its cavalry, including the likes of Solange Knowles, plus Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams who were performing for a surprise revival of Destiny’s Child.  The singer’s husband, Jay Z, also made a guest appearance on stage alongside her.

See below the iconic custom-made collection that helped make Beychella everything it was.


Beyonce on stage in a custom-made Swarovski-encrusted-cape, featuring Balmain’s signature military design.
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Front view of the Coachella singers show-stopping look.
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This netted, crystal-embellished dress was worn by the headliner at Weekend Two of the music festival 
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Destiny’s Child singing their hit songs, for a surprise revival at Coachella 2018 (From left: Michelle Williams, Beyonce, Kelly Rowland)
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Beyonce and her backup dancers wearing mustard yellow sweat tops and leotards, created by Olivier Rousteing from Balmain
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Swarovski-encrusted-camo looks worn by Destiny’s Child for their Coachella Weekend One performance
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Beyonce performing in a pink custom-designed sweat top, embellished with Swarovski crystals 
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A black edition of the Swarovski-encrusted-cape worn by the singer at Weekend Two
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Beyonce on stage in a leather-look puffer jacket, leotard and thigh-high boots
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Performing alongside younger sister, Solange Knowles who is dressed in holographic fringe, Queen B wears a Swarovski-covered plunging crop.
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