Beyonce made quite the entrance in her Falguni and Shane Peacock gown at the second Wearable Art Gala at the WACO Theater. The designers have definitely channeled Beyonce’s inner queen with this sparkling gold gown with an elaborate train.
The gala was hosted by Beyonce’s mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, and step-father Richard Lawson. This year’s theme for the gala was “WACO to Wakanda” honoring the mega-hit Marvel film, “Black Panther.” It’s no surprise Beyonce and daughter Blue came through sparkling like royalty in their Wakanda inspired outfits. Once Falguni and Shane heard of the gala’s theme, they knew they wanted Beyonce to look like a Nubian queen.
“We wanted to create an art statement, taking inspiration from the Nubian warrior queen.” Falguni Peacock told Elle Magazine. “We felt it was the perfect inspiration for such a strong woman like Beyoncé.”
The designers channeled the fierce females of the film to create this warrior look for Beyonce that reflected the designs of their armor from the film.
“The metallic cutouts on the sheer gold dress are strategically placed to mimic the shape of an armor,” Falguni explained. “Between the metallic cutouts to the gold dramatic train, we attained an artistic statement while respecting the Nubian inspiration.”
#Repost @vogueindia with @get_repost ・・・ Falguni Shane Peacock (@falgunishanepeacockindia) create a custom gown for Beyoncé (@beyonce) for the #WearableArtGala. “The metallic cutouts are placed strategically to mimic the shape of armor, as worn by the Nubian armies,” said Falguni Peacock. The designers worked closely with Beyoncé’s personal stylist Marni Senafonte to create the gilded look.
Beyonce’s long-time stylist Marni Senofonte added her touch to the look by working with the designers. Beyonce’s dress was paired with large dangling gold earrings and a gold headpiece. Like mom, little Blue had a glittering and well-structured dress with all gold hair.
The gala was not the first time the team worked with Queen B, they have previously worked with Beyonce on her “Formation” video. Their international position expanded when they worked with artists like Fergie, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Katy Perry for screen and stage shows.
Falguni and Shane are a husband and wife designing duo that have become one of India’s leading fashion houses. The couple designs each collection together and are two sides of the same coin. Shane is an Anglo-Indian who left home to study fashion and is fiercely independent while Falguni is from a close-knit Gujarati family that is very involved in her life. Shane is likely to be blunt in his views while Falguni tries to work with what the client wants. While Shane is the big dreamer with grand aspirations like movies to coffee table books, it is Falguni that keeps them in check with realistic goals. They complement each other so well in their professional and personal lives.
These two are so involved in their work, even their love story began from their work. Falguni was a designer and Shane was working with an export firm. His persistence in asking Falguni out eventually led to marriage. The duo apparently always talk about work, it never “turns off.” This heavy work ethic and passion for their brand are what led them to build a place for themselves in the fashion world internationally.
“We always knew that we wanted to work for the international market; our design sensibility, styling, cuts, the way we think — we are edgier than most,” Falguni explained in an interview with “The Hindu.” “The way we blend edgy western cuts and Indian embellishments is what makes our style.”
Their designs have won the hearts of many international celebrities in the 12+ years they have been in the fashion scene. They have dressed the likes of YouTuber Lele Pons, singer Rita Ora, actress Elizabeth Hurley, iconic singer Mariah Carey, heiress Paris Hilton and more. More recently, reality star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian rocked a stunning gold dress in her spread for Vogue India.
From Beyonce to Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga, Falguni and Shane know how to make a woman feel like a queen with their stunning outfits!
“Our style evolves every season,” Shane told “The Hindu” in an interview. “We can’t say we have found what we’re good at and be comfortable in it. We are still soul searching for that high note with every collection.”
Can’t wait to see what this magical duo will create in their next collection!