At midnight, Beyoncé introduced the world to her one-month-old twins—and gave greater exposure to Alejandro Gómez Palomo and his Palomo Spain menswear line. The piece Bey is wearing in the photo is from it, and the singer put in an personal order for it before she was even pregnant.
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She was sent loaner samplers, Palomo said in an interview today, and decided she wanted the piece. Her measurements were taken, the sample was tailored, and it was sent back. Then Palomo and his team found out she was pregnant.
“We thought, okay, she won’t wear it, oh well,” Palomo said. So it truly was a surprise when he saw the photo, months later. “Never stop dreaming? ,” he wrote on Instagram with the photo itself.
The piece itself is vintage silk organza “from a really old couture textile shop in Córdoba, Spain, which is near where I live,” Palomo said. “It is circa either the 1950s or the 1960s. I thought, Oh my God, I am so in love with this fabric. It had a midcentury quality—but we changed that…it’s a gown, now, that almost has the shape of a big fur coat—sleeved and open.”