It should cost a billion to look this good. Beyoncé’s outfits have been putting on a show of their own. The multi hyphenate performer began her Renaissance World Tour trek in Ma. On February 1, Beyoncé posted across her social media “RENAISSANCEㅤ ㅤWORLD TOUR 2023.”
She has since showcased her talents (and iconic outfits) throughout Stockholm, Paris, London, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and more.
Before the arrival of Renaissance, which she released in 2022, the artist posted a message about her state of mind during the creation of the project.
“Creating this album allowed me a place to dream and to find escape during a scary time for the world. It allowed me to feel free and adventurous in a time when little else was moving,” she penned on her official website at the time. “My intention was to create a safe place, a place without judgment. A place to be free of perfectionism and overthinking. A place to scream, release, feel freedom. It was a beautiful journey of exploration.”
She also noted that Renaissance is part of a three-act project. The other two acts have not been specified on whether they will be additional albums or when they are set to arrive.
Her tour has also broken several records, including ones she has set herself as an artist. Her five-date residency at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England was the highest-grossing engagement by an American artist, a Black artist, and a woman, with gross earnings of $42.2 million, according to Billboard.
In July, Beyoncé earned $127.6 million for a run of 11 shows between July 8 and 30, which beat Bad Bunny as the previous record holder as no artist has made over $100 million within one month since the chart’s inception in 2019.
Also, her two-night shows at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on July 29-30, also topped the Top Boxscores chart by selling 106,000 tickets and earning $33.1 million which is the highest-grossing concerts by a female artist in history.
The Renaissance World Tour has grossed $295.8 million total through Aug. 1, and marks Beyoncé’s highest-grossing tour of all time. The Formation World Tour in 2016 made 256 million, and her 2018 On the Run II tour with Jay-Z made 253 million.
She is estimated to break the half-billion mark by the tour’s end in October.
While fans have lined up worldwide to witness Beyoncé perform, a part of the Renaissance experience is the elaborate role that her costumes have played as well. Take a look at 15 of her most iconic outfits from the tour below: