Beyonce's red carpet dress was actually an ode to The Lion King

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Last night was kind of a big deal for Beyonce. It was the European premiere of the hotly anticipate reboot of The Lion King, in which she voices Nala. She also met Meghan Markle, and the pair bonded over their children.

As such, the outfit she wore to walk the red yellow carpet had to be extra spectacular, even more so than that Gucci dress she borrowed from Lupita Nyong'o.

Safe to say she didn't disappoint, in a gold dress that is the perfect tribute to the strong lioness that is Nala.

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Bey stepped out in a textured gold number by Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri that perfectly draped across her body, and featured a thigh slit so magnificent that it put Angelina Jolie's to shame.

The dress was custom-made for the singer, and so we can assume that the designer drew inspiration from the movie for it.

Beyonce let her outfit do all the talking, accessorising with minimal jewellery, just a delicate smattering of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds. Standard.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.