Bow Down to the Lion Queen: Beyoncé Channeled Nala at a Gala This Weekend

Move over, The Lion King. Beyoncé was a lion queen at her mom's Gala this weekend.

In honor of Disney's new CGI-filled reboot The Lion King (out July 19) and her starring role as the voice of Nala, Queen Bey donned a feathery and sparkly gold caped number featuring the face of a lion on the chest. 

The catsuit (get it?), covered in gold sequins and black and gold feathers that formed the lion's mane, was designed by Georges Hobeika. Beyoncé wore the very on-theme getup to this weekend's Wearable Art Gala in Santa Monica, California, that was hosted by her mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson.

The gala, which is an annual event held by Knowles-Lawson and her husband, Richard Lawson, benefits their nonprofit family-founded WACO Theater Center, which hosts mentorship programs and cultural events. This year's gala was sponsored by Disney, and therefore had the theme of "A Journey to the Pride Lands."

Scroll through the Instagram slideshow above for all the angles of this Pride Rock–approved number (and feast your eyes on Blue Ivy's take on the theme). 

Hakuna Matata…it means "no worries," but we also hope it means that this outfit is only the beginning of Beyoncé's Lion King–inspired outfits leading up to the big Disney premiere on July 19.


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