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Beyoncé was inviting a wardrobe malfunction, what with all the straps and sheer paneling, but...what do you know?

The pop-R&B superstar looked pretty darn perfect in a bejeweled Elie Saab gown at the red-carpet premiere of her HBO documentary Life Is But a Dream, airing this Saturday.

Strategically placed straps covered the NSFW parts of Beyoncé's chest but still allowed for plenty of scene-stealing cleavage.

And while hubby Jay-Z wasn't in attendance, Beyoncé made up for his absence with girl power, walking the carpet outside New York's Ziegfeld Theater with Oprah Winfrey, mom Tina and sister Solange Knowles.

The Super Bowl headliner says in the March issue of Vogue that "life is so much more" than fame and career success, a longtime value that became even more apparent to her following the birth of daughter Blue Ivy Carter last year.  

"When I was younger, there were moments where I said, 'I'm not going to have children,'" she says. "And then moments when I wanted four. And now I definitely want another, but I don't know when."

(Originally published Feb. 12, 2013, at 9:20 p.m. PT)