Does Beyonce New Album Cover Pay Homage to ‘Lady Godiva’? A young fashion designer from Queensland recalled the “unbelievable” moment she saw Beyoncé sporting a dress she designed on the official album cover for the superstar’s eagerly awaited Renaissance album. Last week, the 28-time Grammy winner debuted her seventh studio album along with a selection of futuristic, disco-inspired album art featuring outfits created by some top fashion designers.
The Formation singer can be seen in one of the photos sporting a black and white plastic bodysuit and coordinating earrings by Bethany Cordwell. The 26-year-old, who works as a costumier with Queensland Ballet in Brisbane, said it did not feel real. “I couldn’t believe it,” Cordwell said. “It’s incredible that she is wearing my piece — someone who is just a relatively small designer still trying to establish myself. “It’s unimaginable, but I’m just so happy that it happened the way it did, and I’m so excited that’s how people are noticing my work — through her,” she said.
The photo by Mason Poole shows Beyoncé wearing the bodysuit with matching earrings, gloves, and sunglasses, with her arms outstretched, clutching the ends of her hair in each hand in front of a red background.
Cordwell said she was contacted by Beyoncé’s styling team about the bodysuit earlier this year but had no idea if it had made the final cut until the album’s release on Friday. “They found my work through an Instagram account. Champions emerging designers and young designers who are trying to share their work on an international … scale,” Cordwell said.
But until I saw the picture, I didn’t allow myself to believe that Beyoncé would wear her creation. “I held my breath for a few months, hoping it would make the final cut, and I’m so pleased that it did.”
Constructed from files, a bodysuit
With 12,000 scales manually cut from plastic document folders, Cordwell created the garment. “The black and white scales are cut-up document folders that were all individually cut and individually sewn onto a bodysuit I created in that hypnotic pattern,” Cordwell said. She created it in 2020 as a part of her Warped Observance collection.
The picture has been circulated on social media and featured in several vogue and Harper’s Bazaar-related publications. The young designer said having Beyoncé wear her design was a career-defining moment. “To have this happen to me so young … it’s fascinating and unbelievable,” Cordwell said. “I want my work to be seen by as many people as possible.”
Beyoncé has revealed the cover artwork for 'Renaissance,' her first solo studio album since the release of 'Lemonade' in 2016. The cover, which some suggest is paying homage to John Collier's renaissance painting of Lady Godiva, features the singer posed atop a holographic horse. pic.twitter.com/yZMBDD0EAD
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“It may seem unattainable, but being focused and always looking for those opportunities to share your work is essential. “It’s a lot of hard work and time that you put into evolving as a creative person or designer — but the pay-off is tremendous.”
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