It’s Been the Longest Week Ever, So Let’s Spend Time With Our Favorite Beyoncé-Clad Boomers

To say this week has been each anxiety-ridden and anticlimactic could be an understatement. After weeks of embracing ourselves for precisely the protracted end result now we have been painfully enduring since Tuesday, even with triumph seemingly in sight, what’s nonetheless painful is the affirmation that, regardless of all its well-meaning platitudes, guarantees, and performative black bins, America is precisely what we thought it was. Nevertheless, we confirmed up. We participated. We rallied. We voted. We waited. We’re praying. And we’re prepared.

So, excuse us if we take a break for just a little levity to shut this very heavy week, as nicely giving a nod of a lot due respect to our elders—and to Georgia, which is clearly the reward that retains on giving. Like Georgia (fingers crossed), Beyoncé’s Ivy Park modified colours this season, and with it got here a brand new spherical of portraits from photographer Eric Hart Jr., of his grandparents, Vickie and Junior.

We first encountered Hart and his grandparents in early May, when the 20-year-old scholar of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts dressed Vickie and Junior in a few of his favourite Ivy Park swag and photographed them at house in his native Macon, Ga. whereas quarantining.

“It actually wasn’t deliberate out that a lot,” he advised us at the time. “I knew I needed them to match and I simply occurred to have the Ivy Park gear, so I assumed it might be extremely dope of them to put on it.”

The pictures rightfully went viral—and apparently made their approach again to Beyoncé and the workforce at Ivy Park, since Drip 2, one in every of the coveted Ivy Park garment trunks arrived on Hart’s doorstep. (Excuse us whereas we gag with envy.) Even although Beyoncé’s latest drop got here boxed with its personal scenic backdrop, for the Hart household, one other at-home photoshoot ensued.

What’s extra? In the months since we first reported on his ingenuity, Hart’s profession has blossomed, although he is not as a consequence of graduate till 2022. Emailing with an replace on his progress, he revealed that in the months since, he is shot Flo Milli for Rolling Stone, was commissioned to shoot for Samsung, and has had work displayed in a Sprite industrial. In September, he was named one in every of Men’s Health’s “20-year-old Mavericks Changing America” in 2020, so honored for his artistic exploration of the evolution of Black masculinity. Since we all know Bey has additionally been in the enterprise of boosting up-and-coming photographers, it is thrilling that she’s taking discover of Hart’s rising profession as nicely (and each the photographer and his grandparents made Ivy Park’s social media feed).

Of course, we had been harboring distant hopes of our personal Drip supply (as if), however Hart’s household is in grand firm; Kerry Washington, Janet Mock, Marsai Martin, Lala Milan, Kehlani, and, after all protégés Chloe x Halle had been all amongst these exhibiting off their Ivy Park swag this week—as had been a number of of the Hive’s most devoted members, in keeping with PopSugar. But whereas we’d’ve beloved the joyful distraction of a brand new pandemic-friendly athleisure wardrobe, you already know what reward would actually imply the most, proper about now?

A brand new president.



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