The first night of Beyoncé’s Revel Beach comeback concerts took place last night and Beyoncé hit the stage for the first time since giving birth to baby Blue Ivy. Of course, we were all wondering what Mama Bey would wear on-stage, thanks to PEOPLE we have some inside news. Beyoncé wore one-of-a-kind Ralph & Russo designs.
The inspiration for the sexy concert looks was “modern showgirl,” Ralph & Russo designer Tamara Ralph tells PEOPLE. The designers worked closely with the singer to create the four couture pieces worn during the sold-out shows. “Beyoncé wanted us to be really creative and create fun and edgy designs that had an ultra-glamorous feel to them,” Ralph adds.
A team of 20 couturiers worked around the clock to complete the looks, which were embellished with more than 500,000 crystals from Swarovski Elements, in just four weeks.
“The most elaborate design was the black and silver pinstripe vest,” (above) Ralph says, “as it has a corset base and sharp structural detailing which was constructed with stretch to allow for movement.” Perfect for the singer’s highly charged concert comeback.
“Beyoncé always delivers energetic performances and therefore we take into account the comfort and flexibility of each outfit and the ease of getting in and out of the pieces with quick costume changes,” adds co-designer Michael Russo. “It was an absolute pleasure to work with her to create exquisite pieces that dazzle on stage.”
Check out the photos below. You can watch video footage from Beyoncé’s show over at Electrolov3!