Beyonce surprises on her world tour quotRenaissancequot in a customized

Beyoncé surprises on her world tour "Renaissance" in a customized Loewe body

(CNN) Beyoncé kicked off her highly anticipated “Renaissance” world tour in Sweden on Wednesday night, and of course it was a night of numerous outfit changes. It was also an evening of (almost as many) personalized bodies.

There was a silver specimen from Courrèges with an iridescent circular cut in the centre; a glittery model by Alexander McQueen that was elegantly flared at her hips; and one by Balmain, embroidered with an intricate web of beads.

However, the body that caused the most stir on the internet was that of the Spanish company Loewe.

Two of the “hands” ran up the star’s legs, two more covered more intimate parts of her body, and two rested on her bottom (seen when the singer turned her back on the audience during a performance of “Drunk in Sees It”). ). She completed the look with a pair of matching black rubber latex gloves and her own red nails.

“The Loewe body Beyoncé is wearing will go down in history” wrote a Twitter user. “I need this body with hands as soon as possible”, wrote other.

Beyoncé performs at Friends Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. (Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood)

The shimmering garment was embellished with gold crystal appliqués and featured a series of strategically placed hand motifs, each adorned with long red fingernails.

A model wears a hand motif dress by Loewe during last year’s Paris Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2022. (Credit: Pietro D’Aprano/Getty Images)

The look was designed by Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson, who was commissioned to create Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime outfit and is one of the most in-demand fashion designers in the world. Her seductive hand designs were previously featured on a sleeveless dress from the brand’s Fall Winter 2022 collection, which debuted at last year’s Paris Fashion Week.

In collaboration with stylist Shiona Turini, Loewe also created a second body for the tour. It was covered in silver Swarovski crystals and paired with matching cargo pants. In a press release, Loewe explained that the two ensembles played with “sculptural forms, trompe l’oeil effects and illusions,” adding that Anderson was inspired by the “fleeting joy” of Beyoncé’s latest album.

This dazzling Courrèges suit was one of many bodysuits featured in the three-hour show. (Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood)

Wednesday marked the first of two nights Beyoncé spent in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. By the end of September his tour will take him to 40 cities in Europe and North America.

The costumes for the show appear to be a veritable who’s who of haute couture, with designs by Coperni and David Koma also featured throughout the three-hour debut concert.

In one of the most eye-catching moments of the evening, a white dress from innovative Japanese brand Anrealage transformed into Technicolor as two mechanical arms held it. “sprinkled” with ultraviolet light. Elsewhere, Queen Bey continued her longstanding tradition of rocking bee-inspired outfits with a yellow and black Mugler dress, complete with an antennae headdress, of course.