L’officiel, a French fashion magazine featured Beyonce in African-inspired dresses and jewelry by Gucci,Azzedine Alaia, Fendi, Pucci, Chanel,Louis Vuitton, Rodarte, Dolce & Gabbana,Cartier, and Lanvin.
Statement couture pieces were ensembled for the shoot to honor the influence of Africa in the fashion arena and also to pay homage to Fela Kuti.
L’officiel response to the photography: Far from the glamorous Sasha Fierce, the beauty posed for the magazine with amazing fashion designers clothes, but also in a dress created by her mother. [It is] A return to her African roots, as you can see on the picture, on which her face was voluntarily darkened. All the pictures will be available in the collector edition, on sell at the end of this month.