Fashion icon and multi-Grammy award winning singer Beyoncé owned the 2015 Met Gala red carpet Monday night in a look that can be summed up in two words: sheer elegance. The star rocked a Givenchy Haute Couture number from designer Riccardo Tisci and dripped in jewels from Lorraine Schwartz. The peek-a-boo dress glittered with pink, yellow, green and clear rhinestones, while Beyoncé topped off the look with a gorgeous side pony tail.

RTX1BKAT Beyoncé arrives at Met Gala 2015 in a Givenchy dress in Manhattan, New York on May 4, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Coming to the party fashionably late, Beyoncé’s beaded dress left little to the imagination, much like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez’s flowing see-through gowns. Queen Bey and her designer Tisci opted for more neutral tones for her Met Gala 2015 look, making the hand-beaded crystals on her dress the shining centerpiece.

The dress hugged her figure down to her knees, where the skirt flowed opened into a glittering trail behind her. Not to be missed, Beyoncé’s platform shoes balanced on an optical illusion: using a red heel to match the carpet. The Queen also took several photos for her Instagram followers, including a close-up of her sparkling jewels and neckline. Her sister Solange was also in attendance, but kept a lower profile than last year's elevator fracas. Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z walked the red carpet with her. 

RTX1BK1J A close-up of Beyoncé's Givenchy dress at the Met Gala 2015 in Manhattan, New York on May 4, 2015. Photo: Reuters

The Met Gala raises millions for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Anna Wintour Costume Center. This year’s theme was influenced by the Met’s latest exhibit, “China: Through the Looking Glass.”