What You Need to Know About Grace Wales Bonner

Thanks to Beyonce, Tyler Mitchell made history as the first black photographer to shoot a Vogue cover. What makes this even more impressive is the fact that Mitchell is just 23. And Beyonce—who had full creative control over her cover shoot—didn’t stop there when it came to bringing Millennials up to the big league. In addition to the A-list cast that dressed Bey—we’re talking Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Gucci, McQueen—she brought in 27-year-old Grace Wales Bonner.

The recipient of the 2016 LVMH Young Designer Prize, Wales Bonner’s aestheticexplores a distinctive notion of luxury via a hybrid of European and African approaches,” making her style perfectly in balance with Beyonce’s interview, which touched on deep themes of ancestry, legacy, and health.

As Wales Bonner is best acclaimed for her menswear and tailoring, it’s only fitting that Beyonce donned a custom-made suit by the designer, which was done in white satin with embroideries of cowrie shells and swarovski crystals.

Wales Bonner only recently launched her first womenswear collection earlier this summer, and it’s all replete with impeccable tailoring, so replicating Bey’s look won’t be that difficult.


WALES BONNER

Crystal-embellished collar satin shirt

$890 $267



WALES BONNER

Black Women's Striped Crochet-detailed Track Pants - The Webster

$605 $303



WALES BONNER

Checked wool jacket

$805 $241



WALES BONNER

Patch-pocket cotton-twill trousers

$740 $296


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