Beyoncé And Jay-Z’s Most Iconic Couple Looks, Ranked In Order
If someone asked you to name the power couple of the music industry, it’s likely you'd think of Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Since their musical partnership arrived with “Crazy In Love” back in 2003, it was clear that they were musical icons. But so too were they style icons, seizing every public opportunity to communicate a shared love of sharp couple looks. That point has been proven right through to this year, when the pair set the bar for spring/summer style before nabbing a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album. They’ve just marked their eleventh wedding anniversary, so in celebration we’ve sourced their most iconic style outings to date. Over to our artists of the century...
7. Mastering head to toe black at Tom Ford’s AW15 show
When: 20 February 2015
Why it works: What's the one couple look that never fails? Head to toe black. For Tom Ford's AW15 show, the pair mastered the shade in a look that if they were to wear today would look just as good. Whether it be through Beyoncé's heavily embellished attire or Jay-Z's patent Oxford shoes, this was classic couple power dressing.
6. An iconic noughties look at the 48th Grammy Awards
When: 8 February 2006
Why it works: We had to nod to the noughties. This combo for the 48th Grammy Awards was eye-catching: the pair stuck to the simple shades, but added a healthy dose of pizazz through accessories. Beyoncé's dramatic hoops paired with Jay-Z's stark black shades communicate a shared stance of power. As for the attire, the neckline structure of his lapelled blazer, paired with her halterneck gown, go hand in hand.
5. Starry-eyed at the 2014 Met Gala
When: 6 May 2014
Why it works: Met Gala arrivals are always iconic, especially when this couple show up together. For their 2014 arrival, Beyoncé's striking Givenchy gown was the perfect partner to Jay-Z's contrasting tux. Her black birdcage veil – a dark take on romanticism that was ironically eye catching – really seals the deal.
4. Timeless elegance when arriving at the Oscars
When: 27 February 2005
Why it works: When in doubt, bring the velvet out. This is an eternally graceful look. This Oscars arrival was over 14 years ago and it would work as well 50 years ago as it would today. Top tip to take, ladies: embrace the material from head to toe, while gentleman should match it with a bow tie. And keep the silver accessories bold and sparse: diamond earrings and a bracelet for Beyoncé, long lapel pin for Jay-Z.
3. Proving pastel is a spring essential when brunching in Los Angeles
When: 9 February 2019
Why it works: Florals for spring may not be groundbreaking, but pastel can be when it's styled like this. Their arrival to the pre-Grammys lunch in February was a head-turner, as both sported a fresh spin on the seasonal hues – Beyoncé making a statement through her sleeve, while Jay-Z mastered the blend of blue and white. When you're this much of a power couple, anything goes. Luckily, their bold styles paid off – the couple later secured a Grammy for album Everything Is Love.
2. Mastering romanticism at the 56th Grammy Awards
When: 26 January 2014
Why it works: Gothic romanticism is a pretty frequent theme embraced by Beyoncé and Jay-Z, but this outing to the 56th Grammy Awards really hit the style spot. The pair approached texture via an elegant approach: her heavily laced gown and his square-embossed suit. Topped off with a red lip from Beyoncé, this is a couple look we should all attempt to re-create as soon as possible.
1. The ultimate power couple arriving at the Met Gala
When: 11 May 2015
Why it works: We'd confidently call this one of the most iconic arrivals of the decade and the competition for that title is fierce during the first Monday in May. This style moment is a standout, namely because it speaks of confidence and consciousness. These two know how to make a star-studded entrance and it bodes well with the longstanding status of their relationship. Cheers to eleven years.