In the Carters’ latest music video for “Apeshit,” Beyoncé rocks a pricey showstopping Stephane Rolland haute couture gown reminiscent of the famed statue of the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
Picture it: Bey sits at the pedestal of “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” (a.k.a. Nike) sculpture of the Louvre in a $140,000 dress, as noted by Page Six, doing what she does, best: performing. This moment is a true testament to her lyrics, “We living lavish, I get expensive fabrics.”
Stephane Rolland’s bridal gown, Watteau, perfectly mimics the drapery of the ancient Greek statue. The fashion designer — hailed as the “Architect of Fashion” — is largely inspired by sculptures and other various types of art, according to the brand’s website and WWD’s reviews of the designer’s many collections.
We’re not sure if Rolland was inspired by “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” but it mirrors the sculpture very well. The extravagant gown is fitting for the setting and of course, Queen Bey herself. It doesn’t get more lavish than that.