Beyoncé’s Album-Spread Fashion Choices, Explained

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Beyoncé wearing a dress by FIT student Leah Rae. Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Records

The Times investigates the outfits worn by Beyoncé in the foldout cover for her new album, 4, which eschews bold-name fashion houses (the Guccis and the Chanels of the world) in favor of smaller, more avant-garde designers. One dress, a fitted yellow mini with ruffles bursting from the bustline and hem, was designed by fashion student Leah Rae, who currently attends FIT and doesn't even have her own label (yet).

For Her New Look, Beyoncé Goes Under the Radar [NYT]