Setting trends and breaking gender norms: Beyoncé's post-pregnancy dress revealed as menswear

It’s been several days since Beyoncé broke the Internet yet again by revealing her twins Rumi and Sir Carter to the world via Instagram.

And if you’ve been wanting to buy the dress that Bey wears in that photo, you may be surprised to learn that it’s from the menswear label Palomo Spain.

Designer Alejandro Gomez Palomo tells Vogue that “it’s the only piece I’ve ever made like that.” “It is vintage silk organza from a really old couture textile shop in Cordoba, Spain, which is near where I live,” he tells the magazine. “Circa either the 1950s or the 1960s. I thought, ‘Oh my God, I am so in love with this fabric.”

As a result, Bey’s dress is one-of-a-kind, so the Beyhive won’t be able to buy their own version, unfortunately. “It’s exquisite…and I can never find it again,” Palomo says of the fabric he used to create the gown.

Palomo adds that the piece is particularly significant because his label “celebrates the dismantling of gender norms”: in his Spring 2017 lookbook, a man was wearing it.

Palomo notes that Bey “placed a personal order for the dress,” so the fashion designer and his team took measurements and tailored the dress to fit the superstar before she got pregnant.

Still, the flowery, ruffled purple and blue gown looks fabulous on Bey post-pregnancy: it’s racked up over 8 million likes on Instagram since its debut Friday morning.

“This is a really big surprise, obviously,” says Palomo. “I love the picture. It’s just really beautiful. It’s special.”

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Drake's Ex Maliah Michel Says He Tried To Make Her Stop Stripping

One of Drake's exes has spilled some major tea about what the rapper is supposedly really like.

Bossip reports that during Drake's annual Houston Appreciation Weekend, he honored a few of his favorite dancers by escorting them to the party and gifting them with Louboutins and heaps of cash. The rapper even made jerseys for the women and "retired" them by hanging them up during the party.

Paid dues.

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Dancers Lira Galore and Miracle Watts accepted Drizzy's invitation, but the third woman honored, Maliah Michel, opted not to attend the party, and responded to Drake's actions on Instagram, writing, "Contrary to 'social media news' no man can retire me. I'm shaking this a** into a wheel chair. Maliah will retire Maliah."

She wasn't finished there, though. She had a lot to say about how Drake treated her in the past (without actually mentioning him by name), saying that he often tried to make her quit dancing and that he was "mean and hurtful" towards her.

"Y'all don't know that n*gga been trying to make me stop dancing. Always putting me down about it. Always telling me I'm not better than anyone else in the club selling a** instead of dancing. But n*gga can't stay out the club," she wrote on Twitter yesterday. "Y'all just don't know. My only regret is ever trying to explain how much I love dancing. And thinking so highly of him. That I let his opinion of me mold my opinion of myself. F*ck that and f*ck you if you got a problem."

"I remember pleading with him to understand. I said Beyonce wears the same kind of stuff I wear," she continued. "This n*gga got mad and told me not to compare myself to Beyonce. B*tch wha?! Don't you ever tell me not to compare myself to Beyonce! I'm a woman that's what we do!!"

"No matter how light I tried to make things. Just always mean and hurtful. But whatever I'm done," she concluded.

It is pretty ironic that a man who loves strippers as much as Drake does and dates them as often as he does would be so judgmental about stripping.

You can check out Maliah's tweets below.

Y'all don't know that nigga been trying to make me stop dancing. Always putting me down about it.

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Always telling me I'm not better than anyone else in the club selling ass instead of dancing. But nigga can't stay out the club

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Y'all just don't know. My only regret is ever trying to explain how much I love dancing. And thinking so highly of him

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

That I let his opinion of me mold my opinion of myself. Fuck that and fuck you if you got a problem

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

I remember pleading with him to understand. I said Beyoncé wears the same kind of stuff I wear

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

This nigga got mad and told me not to compare myself to Beyoncé

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

Bitch wha?! Don't you ever tell me not to compare myself to Beyoncé! I'm a woman that's what we do!!

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

No matter how light I tried to make things. Just always mean and hurtful. But whatever I'm done

— Maliah Michel (@IAmMaliahMichel) July 24, 2017

[Photo: Instagram, Getty Images]

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