Beyoncé Makes Jay-Z’s Controversial Barneys New York Line Look Seriously Fierce

Beyonce models her husband Jay-Z's latest collection for Barneys New York on Instagram

Beyoncé proved once again why she’s perfect wife material when she helped husband Jay-Z promote his brand new clothing collaboration with Barneys New York by modelling some of the covetable wares on Instagram.

The 32-year-old superstar was seen rocking several pricey pieces from Jay’s just-released Barneys New York Holiday collection, which hit US stores on Wednesday.

Showing her support for her hip-hop mogul man’s sartorial talents, Bey styled up the Moncler Puffer Varsity Jacket ($2,295) from the range by teaming it with a black leather cap, skin-tight leather trousers, a white tee and ghetto fabulous set of gold jewels.

Topping off her urban look with a deep red lip and a pair of statement celebrity Raybans, Bey showed exactly how Jay’s new range should be rocked.

Another shot shows Bey’s well-manicured hand, showcasing the seriously fierce gold Hoorsenbuhs ring, laid casually atop a catalogue for the rapper’s 2013 range.

The mum-of-one even tried out the collection’s winter-ready cashmere ski mask, which retails at a cool $695, for a moody and menacing one-eyed shot later that evening. We might be saving that one for the slopes…

But while Beyoncé’s clearly beaming about her husband’s latest collaboration, Jay’s risky business venture with Barneys New York hasn’t come without its problems.

The 43-year-old Holy Grail hitmaker nearly pulled out of the deal with the department store giant over allegations that Barneys had been racially profiling a number of customers in recent months.

But Jay suddenly announced last week that he would be going ahead with the department store’s ‘A New York Holiday’ collection via a statement on his Life + Times website.

‘I have agreed to move forward with the launch of (the Barneys New York Shawn Corey Carter) collection under the condition that I have a leadership role and seat on a council specifically convened to deal with the issue of racial profiling.’

‘I am in a unique position to use my voice to (e)ffect change to this disturbing issue,’ he added.

According to the New York Daily News, the rapper has now promised that 100% of the proceeds from the collection will go towards his Shawn Carter foundation as opposed to the initially proposed 25%.

Sounds like a pretty fair compromise to us.

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