Breakfast at Beyonce’s! Singer channels Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress and a $30M diamond for Tiffany campaign with Jay-Z
- The singer, 39, emulated Audrey’s famous Holly Golightly character in the Sixties romcom Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- In the shoot Beyonce also modelled the famed 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond, making her the fifth female to ever wear the gem
- The diamond was unearthed in South Africa in 1877 and had only been worn by four women: Mary Whitehouse, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga and Gal Gadot
Beyonce channeled her inner Audrey Hepburn as she joined Jay-Z as the new faces of luxury jewelry company Tiffany & Co’s About Love campaign.
The singer, 39, emulated Audrey’s famous Holly Golightly character in the Sixties romcom Breakfast at Tiffany’s as she slipped into a little black dress while posing alongside her husband.
In the shoot Beyonce also modelled the famed 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond, making her the fifth female to ever wear the gem, and marking the first time it has been featured in a campaign.
Beyonce does Breakfast At Tiffany’s! The singer emulated Audrey Hepburn’s look from the 1961 classic film as she with husband Jay-Z for a new Tiffany & Co. campaign
Beyonce wowed in a figure hugging black gown with cheeky sheer panels and a pair of mesh elbow gloves.
The Ivy Park founder wore her hair styled in an elegant updo with soft tendrils around her face and she stared into the camera stoically with her hands at her hips.
Her husband Jay-Z looked dapper in a suit as he gazed at his wife of 13 years.
Of the campaign the couple told PEOPLE: ‘Love is the diamond that the jewelry and art decorate.’
Wow! In the images she wears the famed 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond making it the first time the gemstone has been featured in a campaign
Breakfast at Beyonce’s! The singer put a modern spin on Audrey’s iconic look in the Sixties romcom Breakfast at Tiffany’s where she played socialite Holly Golightly (left)
Intimate: As part of the company’s promotional push for the yearlong campaign they are also set to release a short film of Beyonce singing her rendition of Moon River from the film to her husband
Perhaps most striking part of the shoot was the famed 128.54 carat Tiffany Diamond Beyonce wore around her neck and later switched to her back as she cuddled up to Jay-Z.
The massive yellow diamond was originally unearthed in South Africa in 1877 and had previously only been worn by four women: Mary Whitehouse, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga and Gal Gadot.
The Tiffany Diamond: The massive gemstone was first unearthed in South Africa in 1877 and was first reset in necklace form to mark Tiffany’s 175th anniversary celebration in 2012
The gem is said to be worth $30 million, according to estimates from Tiffany & Co.
Whitehouse was the first to wear the gemstone after it was set in necklace form at the 1957 Tiffany Feather Ball in Rhode Island, and Hepburn later donned the gem in promotional images for Breakfast At Tiffany’s.
Gaga dazzled in the diamond as she wore it to the 2019 Academy Awards, and most recently Gadot wore the necklace for the upcoming 2022 film Death On The Nile.
It was first reset in necklace form in 2012 to mark the 175th anniversary of Tiffany & Co.
Despite a handful of iconic starlets having tried the diamond on for size, Beyonce and Jay-Z’s shoot marks the first time the diamond was featured in a campaign.
And as an extra promotional push for the yearlong partnership, the company will release a short film that depicts Beyonce singing Moon River to her husband.
Additionally in the shoot the duo posed against a never-before-seen Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in the company’s signature robins egg blue shade.
Inspiration: The campaign was inspired by the 1961 film Breakfast At Tiffany’s
In an interview with Yahoo! Life Alexandre Arnault, the EVP of the company, shared that though there was no ‘literature’ proving that painting dating from 1982 was made for Tiffany it seemed highly plausible that it was an ‘homage.’
‘We don’t have any literature that says he made the painting for Tiffany. But we know a little bit about Basquiat. We know his family…We know he loved New York, and that he loved luxury and he loved jewelry.
‘My guess is that the [blue painting] is not by chance. The color is so specific that it has to be some kind of homage.’
Also worn by: Lady Gaga dazzled in the diamond as she wore it to the 2019 Academy Awards (left) and Gal Gadot wore the necklace for the upcoming 2022 film Death On The Nile
Continuing to speak on the choice to use Beyonce and Jay-Z in the new campaign he said:
‘She’s the best singer in the world, and he’s the best rapper in the world, hands down. And we’re the best jewelry company in the world, right? So we kind of had to marry ourselves together to produce this.’
He continued to say: ‘We wanted them to be seen as no one has ever seen them before. We wanted to go behind the scenes and try to capture those intimate moments that are so difficult to see and find.’
‘You’ll see the magic of them loving each other. It’s quite incredible. Also, their daughter was on set and she appears in one of the videos. You see the special bond that they all have together, which is amazing.’
Legendary artist: Additionally in the shoot the duo posed against a never-before-seen Jean-Michel Basquiat painting in the company’s signature robins egg blue shade (Basquiat pictured)
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