Beyoncé And Kelly Rowland are forever our BFF goals, but especially when they're twinning in the region's most iconic designers. At this year's City of Hope gala in Los Angeles, which went down on Sunday, October 14, the longtime BFFs both hit the red carpet wearing stunning designs from Middle Eastern designers. Kelly dazzled in a rose gold beaded gown from Kuwaiti designer Yousef Aljasmi, while Bey wore a haute couture look from prolific Lebanese fashion house, Elie Saab.
The velvet jacket Queen Bey wore is from the brand's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection and is embellished with crystals and feathers — foreshadowing the feather gown she later changed into to perform. She posted the cutest photos on Insta of her and Kelly simultaneously glowing and crushing the red carpet, per usual.
Both Beyoncé and Kelly have worn their fair share of Middle Eastern designers over the years. Bey has supported Elie Saab on a number of occassions, once wore a custom-made Azzi & Osta gown, and is known to carry handbags from edgy Egyptian designer Okhtein. Kelly, on the other hand, is a big fan of Dubai-based designer Al Ali.
The gala, which benefitted research and treatment for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, had a star-studded audience, including Tiffany Haddish, Pharrell, and of course Bey's husband Jay-Z.
"It was my pleasure to honor my friend Jon Platt for all the good work he does for The City of Hope," Beyoncé wrote on Instagram. "City of Hope makes creating medical miracles its priority in the fight against cancer and life-threatening diseases. If you’d like to help, you can contact them at cityofhope.org."