Beyoncé's highly-anticipated music video for "Run the World (Girls)" debuted during American Idol on May 18 and it was filled with high-fashion looks from Givenchy, Pucci and more.
The Texas-native recently told Billboard Magazine
, "I feel like my job in the industry is to push the limits, and I have to constantly evolve." Her latest track isn't just about testing new waters, she continued to tell Billboard, "It ["Run the World (Girls)"] reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras -- things that typically don't go together -- to create a new sound. I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten to where I am."
One thing's for sure, Bey mixed it up on set, style-wise. Take a look at our wrap up of her varied looks from the Francis Lawrence-directed video, below:
The fiercest cat in this frame isn't that full-grown lion, it's Beyoncé standing her ground in and Alexander McQueen
Fall 2010 red silk-satin dress with gold embroidered detailing. The Diva added a pair of gold-heeled thigh-high boots, also by McQueen.
Bey's got the golden touch in this Gareth Pugh Fall 2011 turtleneck dress with metallic scales and matching . The singer chose matching Laruicci jewels. Gareth Pugh shoes and once revealed, "I love Gareth Pugh, he's amazing. His work is so different. The dramatic shoulder pads make your waist look teeny tiny and it's very structured and graphic and modern. I think the contrast of his garments and my personality is really cool. And I get to dress up and be whatever I want."
Here, our not so Single Lady paired some Norma Kamali
fringed shorts with a dark bustier and gold Giuseppe Zanotti harness. Matching Brian Lichtenberg vest and fringed Alexander Wang heels were necessary for the post-apocalyptic dance number.
This ain't no mellow yellow. The 29-year-old chose a bright yellow Emilio Pucci
gown with strategic cut outs and daring slit for one dance scene. She added black Sergio Rossi
"Talisman" gladiator boots with studs and plumes.
The wife of Jay-Z -- who will be honored with the Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards -- sported an intricate Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 Couture gown with bold shoulders for a hot minute.
Here's Bey with two leashed dogs and a stunning Givenchy
Couture Spring 2011 gown. We love the elegant bouffant updo that she paired with the tulle frock which features quilted and appliquéd motifs.