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Beyoncé Pushed Courtside Style to New Extremes at a Houston Rockets Game

This is how you dress for an occasion.


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When you’re as much of a basketball fan as Beyoncé Knowles and you attend a game for your home team, you get your own walk-on music. And when you’re as much of a basketball fan as Beyoncé Knowles and also you’re Beyoncé Knowles, you have to dress for the occasion.

On Friday night, entering with husband Jay-Z (the artist formerly known as Jay Z, formerly known as Jay-Z), Beyoncé strolled across the court to the tune of their duet “Crazy in Love,” taking a seat in the front row. (Game of Thrones actor Emilia Clarke was also there, coffee cup in hand.) Beyoncé showed up in a head-to-toe Marine Serre look: a set of skin-tight top, leggings, and gloves in the same all-over red crescent print on a black background—the Houston Rockets team colors—so that barely an inch of skin was showing. All that was missing was the matching balaclava that walked the runway during the designer’s Fall 2019 show. She paired the intense look with heeled sandals and a black trench; Jay-Z, at her side, wore an Off-White “99” hoodie and New York Yankees snapback.

Basketball basically runs in the Knowles-Carter family: Earlier this year, pro player Kobe Bryant recalled playing one-on-one with Knowles patriarch Matthew Knowles in the days of Destiny’s Child; Jay-Z is a part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets. At one point, Beyoncé was reportedly eyeing buying a share of her hometown team, and she’s obviously passionate about college athletics. But courtside seats at basketball games are also something of a status symbol for celebrities—and Los Angeles-residing ones, especially. Bella Hadid, Justine Skye, Kendall Jenner, Chrissy Teigen, and Drake all love taking in the occasional game, and Rihanna’s perhaps the only one who can rival Beyoncé’s courtside style (and energy).

Anyways, despite Beyoncé basically showing up as their mascot, the Rockets still managed to lose, but the singer clearly did her part for the team.

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Beyonce made her presence known on the red carpet of the 9th Annual MTV Movie Awards in an asymmetrical tie-dye slip dress paired with long blonde wavy locks.

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Beyonce didn’t always get it right–this fur-trimmed corset and broken satin ball skirt at the VHI Big in ’03 event was a miss.

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Beyonce was a stylish glamazon at the Billboard Music Awards in an intricately beaded gold mini frock. She completed the look with gold metal sandals and oversized pendant earrings.

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The singer looked sophisticated at the 2005 Academy Awards in a strapless vintage Atelier Versace gown and bold diamond chandelier earrings.

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At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the singer wore another fitted strapless gown. And, again, it was gorgeous.

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At the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the gorgeous singer appeared in yet another fitted strapless mermaid-styled gown.

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In this glitzy Dolce & Gabbana and metal corset belt, Beyonce was the queen of the 2007 BET Awards, where she won the award for Best Female R&B Artist and the number one spot on every best dressed list.

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Beyonce arrived at the 2008 Grammy Awards in a chic sunshine yellow sweetheart gown with a matching neck scarf.

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The singer showed off her curves on the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards red carpet in a futuristic, metallic Atelier Versace strapless gown.

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Beyonce wore a rose-colored satin Stephane Rolland gown to the 2010 Grammy Awards. The plunging neckline, embroidered tribal designs, matching talons and structured shoulder paddings was the perfect semi-formal look for the occasion.

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At the 2011 Met Gala, Beyonce turned heads in a black and gold Emilio Pucci cut-out fishtail gown paired with a sleek middle-part ponytail hairstyle.

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The singer attended the 2012 Met Gala in a show-stopping sheer Givenchy couture gown, which was detailed with crystal embellishments, black lace and a ombre feathered train.

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Beyonce wore a neon-colored Stephane Rolland gown to the 2012 BET Awards. The large gold metal geometric belt was the perfect accessory to accentuate her waistline and curves.

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