Beyonce's black leotard from 'Single Ladies' music video and her other famous outfits will be displayed in a section which previously was only featured by Hall of Famers in the museum.
Beyonce Knowles is getting her own exhibit at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. On July 18, the Rock Hall announced that Beyonce's fashion exhibit would debut on July 22 in "Legends of Rock" section of Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall.
Beyonce's famous outfits, including black leotard from "Single Ladies" music video, Givency gown from the 2012 Met Gala, tank top, denim shorts and heels from "Crazy in Love" music video, and her outfit from Super Bowl XLVII performance, will be on display among other outfits, next to iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.
Meredith Rutledge-Borger, the curator of Rock Hall, said that they had tried to court the "Pretty Hurts" singer "for a really long time." She added, "When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, 'The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,' which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyonce has proven herself to be."
Meredith continued, "We felt that [Beyonce] really needed to take her rightful place alongside Aretha Franklin and The Supremes and Janis Joplin. Rock and roll has an intergenerational appeal and we want to make sure we're hitting all the right notes and keeping up with what's happening today and what's legendary today."
General manager of Parkwood Entertainment, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo, said that Beyonce felt honored and humbled by the opportunity to have her outfits being displayed in the museum. Lee said, "For an artist to be able to have a presence where all of her idols and mentors live, it is a big deal. It's very meaningful to an artist when you feel like you've accomplished certain levels and to be asked to be part of this before she's eligible, I think that's really special."
Earlier this month, the Rock Hall launched items from Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Lady GaGa and The Black Keys during its "Right Here, Right Now" exhibit.