Beyoncé Blessed New York Fashion Week With Her First Front Row Appearance in Years

Dropping new music wasn't her only big surprise this week.

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Days after shocking the world with two surprise songs and kick-starting her country era, Beyoncé is back on the fashion week circuit.

On Tuesday, February 13, Beyoncé attended the Luar runway show at New York Fashion Week. It's the end of a years-long hiatus: According to WWD, the 32-time Grammy winner's last New York front row appearance occurred in 2015.

Side-by-side with her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson, Beyoncé took in the runway in her space cowgirl best, coinciding with a new aesthetic era: a white cowgirl hat, oversize sunglasses, and a silver suit by Gaurav Gupta couture, embellished with clusters of luminous crystals. She also carried a version of Luar's Ana bag, an oversize tote with a circular handle, crafted from holographic metallic leather.

Beyonce front row at Luar

Beyoncé seated front row at Luar's New York Fashion Week show in a silver embellished suit.

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Marie Claire fashion features editor Emma Childs, who attended the show, said Beyoncé's entrance unleashed "insanity" in the room. "Rumors were circulating as soon as everyone sat down, but everyone was like, 'Absolutely no way!'" she said. "And then people started screaming and she came in." Once she arrived, guests couldn't stop standing on their seats for a glimpse at the singer.

Beyonce sitting front row at fashion week

Beyoncé attended the show with family to cheer on Solange Knowles' son, who walked the runway.

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Beyoncé's attendance wasn't for the purpose of making a fall 2024 wish list from the front row (though a future Luar appearance in her wardrobe suddenly feels more than likely). She was supporting her family: Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr., Solange Knowles' son, modeled in the show.

The singer seemed as happy to be there as the crowd who watched her every moved. During the presentation, the "Texas Hold 'Em" singer could be seen tapping her nails on the side of her Ana tote and nodding along with the music.

Of all the New York Fashion Week shows for Beyoncé to drop into unannounced, Luar is a fitting choice. Helmed by Raul Lopez, a former co-founder of Hood by Air, the celebrity- and insider-favorite label belongs to an exciting new generation of American designers. Brand signatures include the Ana tote Beyoncé carried this evening, as well as the line's emphasis on exaggerated ready-to-wear silhouettes and its reliably high-energy shows—which only got more bombastic tonight.

Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will update our post when we have more details.

Halie LeSavage
Senior News Editor (Fashion & Beauty)

Halie LeSavage is the senior fashion and beauty news editor at Marie Claire, where she assigns, edits, and writes stories for both sections. Halie is an expert on runway trends, celebrity style, emerging fashion and beauty brands, and shopping (naturally). In over seven years as a professional journalist, Halie’s reporting has ranged from fashion week coverage spanning the Copenhagen, New York, Milan, and Paris markets, to profiles on industry insiders including stylist Alison Bornstein and J.Crew womenswear creative director Olympia Gayot, to breaking news stories on noteworthy brand collaborations and beauty launches. (She can personally confirm that Bella Hadid’s Ôrebella perfume is worth the hype.) She has also written dozens of research-backed shopping guides to finding the best tote bags, ballet flats, and more. Most of all, Halie loves to explore what trends—like the rise of doll-like Mary Janes or TikTok’s 75 Hard Style Challenge—can say about culture writ large. (She justifies almost any purchase by saying it’s “for work.”) Halie has previously held writer and editor roles at Glamour, Morning Brew, and Harper’s Bazaar. Halie has been cited as a fashion and beauty expert in The Cut, CNN Underscored, and Reuters, among other outlets, and appears in newsletters like Selleb and Self-Checkout to provide shopping recommendations. In 2022, she was awarded the Hearst Spotlight Award for excellence and innovation in fashion journalism. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Harvard College. Outside of work, Halie is passionate about books, baking, and her miniature Bernedoodle, Dolly. For a behind-the-scenes look at her reporting, you can follow Halie on Instagram and TikTok.