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Beyoncé, Always a Trendsetter, Was the First to Wear a Dress From Peter Dundas’s New Fashion Label

The former Roberto Cavalli creative director Peter Dundas is launching his own eponymous collection–with the help of Beyonce.


Kevin Winter

Consider this the mic drop of fashion announcements.

On Sunday evening, music’s biggest stars took to the red carpet for the 2017 Grammy Awards, showing up in some of their boldest looks to date. There was Rihanna in a custom Armani crop top, Katy Perry as a glittering Tom Ford disco ball, Adele in Givenchy Couture, one of Riccardo Tisci’s last designs for the house.

But where was Beyoncé? That was question on everyone’s minds, waiting to get a glimpse of the singer post-pregnancy announcement. The super star opted to skip the carpet, as she tends to do at major awards shows, in favor of making a major entrance. The singer deigned the world with a glance at her belly by taking to the stage as a golden goddess, dressed in a billowing gilded caftan with matching headdress. By mid-performance, the designer of said creation had been announced, and what an announcement it was: Peter Dundas, former creative director of Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci, has launched his own, eponymous label, and this was the first design.

Dundas and Beyoncé have worked together several times over, including the 2011 Met Gala, the 2013 presidential inauguration, and, perhaps most iconically, the voluminous yellow dress worn in the singer’s “Hold Up” video, a look that launched a thousand Halloween costumes.

““Beyoncé and I have a long working relationship. I think she wanted someone she trusted and connected with on several levels, and felt the Lemonade dress had particularly been that,” Dundas told Vogue. “She also knew I was going solo and liked being the first to wear my new collection. Also we both love yellow!”

Dundas has yet to share any additional details about the line, including debut date and where he plans to show the collection. So far, he has posted four sketches of Beyoncé’s Grammy’s look on Instagram, writing: “Proudly announcing the very first #peterdundas eponymous collection look specially made for our muse queen Bey.”

The designer is certainly off to a winning start, going on to dress Beyoncé in yet another look for her post-performance stint in the front row: a plunging red sequined gown. Not a bad debut.

Grammys 2017: Rihanna, Beyoncé and More of the Boldest Looks of the Night

Beyonce performs onstage during The 59th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See every detail from her look.

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Rihanna attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Jennifer Lopez attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Adele attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Solange attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Céline Dion attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Tinashe attends The 59th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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Katy Perry attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

Lady Gaga attends The 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. See their full red carpet look, here.

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