Beyonce Knowles caused quite a stir at the Emporio Armani, Autumn/Winter 2008/2009 fashion show in Milan yesterday. The striking beauty kept hundreds of paparazzi waiting for an hour before she finally appeared and took her seat in the front row with her boyfriend Jay Z and her former band mate Kelly Rowland in tow.
Beyonce looked amazing wearing an Armani dress under a black leather coat which match her plentiful black curls, and her favorite shoes by Christian Louboutin. Bee’s flesh colored makeup and lipglass looked natural yet elegant with just a hint of mascara and eye liner. Every woman in the room was envious of Beyonce who some accuse of going for the Kim Kardashian look now that Rihanna has stolen some of her thunder.
Kelly Rowland was gorgeous as usual and her new single “Daylight” is set to dominate the charts. Bee, who stars in ads for Armani’s latest scent Diamonds, enjoys immense success with her House of Dereon line. Beyonce also turned heads when she showed up at Versace’s show later that evening. But not everyone is happy with the current trend of rappers and other non-designers starting clothing lines.
“There is so much sloppiness out there,” said Giorgio Armani, chatting with reporters backstage at his minimalist Milan headquarters. “It’s time to put some order into fashion, starting with gender,” Armani said.
Dolce&Gabbana, one of the hottest labels in trendy menswear, also called for an end to fashion overdose, at a pre-show chat with the press.
“What’s happening in fashion is like inviting someone to dinner and stuffing them with double helpings. By the time desert comes around they can’t look at food anymore,” Stefano Gabbana said.
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