Beyoncé’s House of Deréon at London Fashion Week

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Looks from the House of Deréon Fall 2011 collection

Beyoncé strutting down a catwalk in the middle of a parking lot? Hey, why not?

The pregnant singer joined mother Tina Knowles to launch their House of Deréon line at Selfridges on September 17, bringing a touch of Hollywood glamour to the London Fashion Week festivities.

The British retailer's parking garage served as the unlikely setting for the show, though having the likes of Rosario Dawson, Hamish Bowles, and Paloma Faith in the front row removed any less-than-chic connotations.

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Tina Knowles and Beyoncé take their bow

According to a video presentation at the start of the presentation, the Fall 2011 collection was inspired by a post-apocalyptic world in which "global nomads" took cues from various cultures.

Sure enough, models hit the runway sporting tribal prints, metal and beaded breast plates, bulbous printed headwraps and sequined turbans, earrings the size of dinner plates, and streaks of tribal face paint.

While the animal prints and feathered pieces evoked safari-chic, there was plenty of contemporary, club-ready wear too, including slouchy, low-back tanks, black hooded minidresses, sexy little shorts, black quilted leather jackets, and sequined body-cons with statement shoulders.

Of course, the unrivaled star of the show was Beyoncé, who took her bow in a plunging black sequined blazer paired with matching trousers, clusters of gold necklaces, and black and gold Future Pumps by Ruthie Davis. Maternity wear is so overrated.

Want more Beyoncé (and who doesn't)? Check out her InStyle cover.

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