Peter Dundas, the genius behind the golden sheath, talked to Vogue about the symbols stitched into the beadwork.
"Sun rays symbolize the African goddess Oshun. Dundas also added two cherubs on the hips dressed in ivy and Beyoncé’s face on the center," Vogue writes.
Let's break it down.
The cherubs on Beyoncé's hips are tough to see in pictures, but the face, on the other hand, is right in the center.
That is Beyoncé's face, proudly looking down upon the twins.
The look was inspired by Oshun, the African Goddess of Love and Sweet Waters. Africa Resource explains, "She is known for healing the sick, cheering the sad, bringing music, song and dance, as well as bringing fertility and prosperity."
That does indeed sound like Beyoncé.
In addition to African religion and Beyoncé's blessed pregnancy, Dundas said that he took inspiration from "Gustav Klimt...Art Deco motifs inspired by Erté, and lyrics from Beyonce’s song 'Love Drought.'"
“I like creating stories within a garment,” he said, “It was a fun way to celebrate the moment for her.”
They should be teaching this dress in school.