Beyonce Dons Eli Saab Gown To 'Life Is But A Dream' Premiere (Pictures)
Beyonce has had arguably the most hectic month of her entire career, though she looked in tip-top condition at the New York premiere of her HBO documentary 'Life Is But A Dream,' on Tuesday evening (February 12, 2013). The R&B superstar wore a shimmering, sheer embellished Elie Saab gown with floral applique. The dress was debuted by a runway model at Saab's Spring 2012 Haute Couture show, though it looked as though it had been designed for Beyonce at the premiere.
Earlier in the day, Bey sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of 'Oprah's Next Chapter,' which airs at 8pm on February 16, 2013. The queen of daytime television told OMG! Insider: "Beyonce shows the power of vulnerability in a way we've never seen anyone do. She opened herself up. She let us see her vulnerable side. She became for us not just this mythical goddess. She became a real woman. She shocked me. I was in tears," adding, "She did an amazing job . People are going to be amazed. What's going to happen now is that people are going to feel a connection to her that they wouldn't have felt before, because she shows us how real she is." Sounds intense.
Beyonce's dress of choice for the premiere was in stark contrast to her getup for the Grammys - a rather nondescript color-blocked pantsuit that failed to make the majority of the Best Dressed lists.
Life is But A Dream - directed by Ed Burke and Beyonce herself - is an in-depth look at the life and music of the former Destiny's Child singer. Ardent fans will no doubt love the movie, though the Hollywood Reporter suggested there's little for anyone else. "As HBO is marketing it, this is Beyonce: "Raw. Real. Revealed." But actually the 90-minute film is repetitious and bland. There's a lot of pseudo-inspirational stuff, some standard speechifying about female empowerment and thoughts on the stress of success, punctuated by occasional speculation on "God's plan," read the review.