Beyoncé and Jay Z probably have an epic walk-in closet that would put an average-sized Manhattan apartment to shame. And in said epic closet is likely pounds and pounds of incredible clothing, including custom-made pieces by top designers that would bring any hardcore fashionista to tears. They’re one of the most stylish couples on earth, hands down.
The duo’s latest music video, ‘Apesh*t,’ dropped over the weekend, and it’s yet another reminder of the sartorial powerhouse that is Bey Z. The vid was shot on location in the Louvre in Paris, France — the epicentre for style, culture and history — and was uploaded to YouTube on June 16 and as the date of writing (just 72 hours post upload), had nearly 20-millions views already.
Simply put, it is six minutes and seven seconds of pure fashion bliss. Within the first minute, Bey and Jay are spotted holding hands in front of the Mona Lisa, her in a pink Peter Pilotto blazer sans shirt and him in a mint-green double-breasted blazer. They look like a modern day version of Grant Wood’s American Gothic couple, only decidedly less middle class.
Celebrity stylist Zerina Akers is the mastermind behind the jaw-dropping looks that are peppered throughout the video, though you’ve got to imagine the couple weighed in on the overall direction, too. How could they not?
Throughout the video, Beyoncé dances alongside a crew of bodysuit-clad performers, but instead of donning a basic nude-hued onesie like her entourage, B rocks a skin-tight crop top and legging combo by Burberry.
In another scene, the power couple stands tall, back-to-back, holding hands in front of six-foot-eight-inch Venus de Milo sculpture, this time Jay in a pink John Galliano suit and Bey in another form-fitting look.
Later in the video, Bey is captured in Balmain in front of architect I.M. Pei’s iconic glass pyramid structure, which denotes the gallery’s existence from street level. Jay is nearby in Gucci.
There’s also an incredible white cape by designer Alexis Mabille that Bey wears while standing on top of a marble staircase, the Winged Victory of Samothrace statue behind her.
The whole thing is a smorgasbord of incredible modern-day fashion juxtaposed against some of the world’s most ancient and iconic works of art (the Venus de Milo is over 2,000 years old!).
Only Hollywood high-rollers like Beyoncé and Jay-Z could get somewhere as high-security as the Louvre to agree to open its doors for such an over-the-top production. The resulting video from the couple’s newest single will no doubt serve as both fashion and travel inspo for their fans.