By Rebecca Persson
On April 23rd, Beyoncé released “Lemonade,” an hour-long “visual album,” interspersing music with compelling poetry, probing issues of betrayal, jealousy and marital strife. The enthralling album is replete with images and words asserting female solidarity and empowerment, homage to Southern and African origins, as well as scenes where she pays respect to her mother’s upbringing in New Orleans. “Lemonade” takes people through stages of grief and shock, from sorrow and indignation to eventual forgiveness, in a whirlwind video full of paradoxes and contradictions. It incorporates a variety of musical styles as well as fashion choices, producing a work of art that touches on a full range of emotion in a way that only Beyoncé can (and does).
In honour of “Lemonade,” I give you my favourite outfits featured in our one and only Queen Bey’s music videos, taken from “Lemonade,” and the many other inspirational pieces she has given us over the past years.