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Beyoncé wasn't crazy for the wedding dress her mum designed

FASHION LOVERS: Beyoncé with her designer mother Tina Knowles Lawson

BACK IN 2008 Tina Knowles Lawson, Beyoncé's designer mother, was given one of the biggest jobs of her life - designing her daughter's wedding dress.

But Knowles Lawson has now revealed that Queen Bey wasn't head over heels in love with her wedding gown at first.

The Freedom singer tied the knot with rapper Jay Z on April 4 2008 in a secret ceremony, and fans only got to see a glimpse of the stunning bridal gown in her 2011 video for, I Was Here.

Knowles Lawson, who has been behind some of Beyoncé's most iconic costumes and styles ever since Destiny's Child as well as her collaborator on their brand House of Dereon, appeared on the Today show where she revealed how she chose her eldest daughter's gown – which was a strapless ivory dress with a ruffled train.


NOT KEEN: Beyoncé wasn't head of heels for her wedding gown

Of the gown, the 62-year-old said: “She was so sweet to let me do that.”

Knowles Lawson added: “She came back later one day and she said, ‘You know, when my daughter gets married, I’m going to let her pick out her own dress. Maybe she wasn’t so excited about it at the time, but she’s a sweetheart.”

Bey's toddler daughter Blue Ivy may not wear a Tina Lawson original, but the Dreamgirls star still wants to hand down her family values.

During her 2016 CFDA Awards speech for the Fashion Icon Award on June 6, she thanked her family for teaching her the importance of inner beauty and hard work, and she reflected on her own mother, who sewed uniforms and made clothes for the priests and nuns at Tina’s Catholic school in order to afford tuition.

“She took nothing and always turned it into something,” Knowles Lawson noted of her own mother, Agnéz Deréon, Beyoncé’s grandmother. “I’ve tried to pass that on to my daughters. Now they have access to all the beautiful clothes … we took lemons and made them into lemonade.”

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