Written By: Niya Smith
For two weeks, thousands engulfed the Empire Polo Club for the 19th Annual Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival set to end yesterday, Sunday, April 22nd. Performers hit the stage to provide around-the-clock entertainment while other celebrities joined to feast on this artistic meal - from music to fashion, we’re drooling.
Cut to Beychella.
Queen Bey graced the Coachella main stage TWICE with 100+ performers to deliver her tribute infused performance. Can we take a minute to appreciate the intricate details of this performance? Historical Black Colleges and Universities reference, Malcolm X & Nina Simone tributes, a performance with her husband, Jay-Z + dance sesh with sister, Solange. Then, a very necessary reunion with the first girl group to perform at Coachella - Destiny’s Child gave us 1999 vibes as they journeyed across Bey’s throne in matching Balmain. I pulled the best pics.
Midset on 4/14, Beyonce paused the artistic expo to say, “Thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella.” The pleasure has been all ours.
Immersed in the desert heat but still fly, we recount some of the best fashion moments.
What a time to be alive, we have lived vicariously through you all. I’ll catch all this glory On The Run.