Beyoncé Serves Galactic Glamour at the "Renaissance" Movie Premiere

The superstar was a "Vision in Versace," per Donatella herself.

Beyonce in a silver Versace dress at the Renaissance movie premiere
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What would you wear if you knew you would be in the same room as Beyoncé? Or better yet, what would you wear to impress Blue Ivy? We can’t even imagine where we’d start, but at the premiere of the long-awaited Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé in Beverly Hills, stars and A-listers alike had this prompt to guide them. The theme was “cozy opulence,” which is just as vague as incredibly cool. To us, “cozy opulence” means donning our best sweatpants with maybe the addition of some sparkly jewelry. For stars like Chloe Bailey, Janelle Monáe, and Kelly Rowland, among others, this meant wearing their most fabulous, high-drama gowns. For Queen Bee Beyoncé, this meant making an entrance in a custom silver chainmail Versace dress that was a nod to the tour’s silver-themed futuristic aesthetic. 

Per reports, the 29-time Grammy winner walked the silver carpet fashionably late as the lights dimmed. She sparkled in a strapless gown made of Versace's signature chainmail fabrication, best described by Donatella Versace as a “Vision in Versace.” Beyoncé accessorized her Atelier Versace look with matching silver latex gloves that tapered off just below the star's shoulders. Also worth noting was Beyoncé's platinum blonde hair, which enhanced her ensemble's overall light-reflecting, metallic effect.

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The silver chainmail gown looked divine on the singer, who, in the past year, has propelled silver-toned looks into the mainstream thanks to her chrome dress code for the "Renaissance" tour. Substantiated by a surplus of designers also showing the bright shade on their runways (Coach, Nensi Dojaka, Gabriela Hearst, and more), metallic styles have been at the helm of trends throughout the year—and for good reason. The metal shades are a much-needed departure from our minimalist wardrobe that dominates our day-to-day and isn't too out-there to discount. Silver jewelry, silver shoes, or a silver dress à la Beyoncé—we see something shiny in the future. Plus, with party season on the way, there’s no better time to invest.

Beyonce in a silver Versace dress.

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If you weren't able to snag a ticket to the "Renaissance" tour but still want an opportunity to show off an "Alien Superstar"-inspired outfit, here's an idea. Why not sport a silver-charged look when you see Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé, which releases to the public on Dec. 1st? The 3-hour film documents behind-the-scenes moments and performance footage of the blockbuster tour that ended earlier this year in October. You can find the final trailer for the film on Beyoncé’s Instagram.

Below, you’ll find silver maxi, midi, and mini-length dresses across budgets. In true Beyoncé fashion, we've also added chain mail styles to shop. Although a metallic dress can be intimidating to style (It’s surely a departure from our go-to LBF), a silver style can be a boost of confidence for occasions when that attitude is needed the most.

Scoll onward for our edit of silver dresses that'll help you channel your inner Beyoncé.

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Kaitlin Clapinski
Fashion Writer

Kaitlin is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, and culture. Her work is also featured in Editorialist, The Everygirl, Bustle, The Zoe Report, and i-D Magazine.