On Saturday night, Solange Knowles gave her first televised performance of music from her latest studio album A Seat at the Table. Appearing on Saturday Night Live, the younger Knowles made quite an impression on social media for the look she chose.
A video posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Nov 5, 2016 at 8:44pm PDT
Weeks before her performance, Solange uploaded a mood board of sorts to Instagram, captioning it “Hero’s.” Among the chosen women on the collage were Diana Ross, the Supremes, Nina Simone and even older sister Beyoncé.
A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Oct 26, 2016 at 11:19am PDT
Onstage, those touch points manifested themselves into Solange’s beaded bodysuit and elaborate oversize earrings, custom designed by Erickson Beaman. Underneath the bodysuit, Solange donned an all-white set from La Perla lingerie. Although that look, styled by Jason Rembert, made an impression, it was something else that caught hold on social media.
This one is for my team, cause without them I'm nothing! Thank you all for your hard work on this amazing project! @ericjmcneal @breabstar @brittnywood @goodgriff ???????????????????????? and to Solange thank you for bringing me on this project and to share this moment with you! ???????? #SNL
A photo posted by Jason Rembert (@jasonrembert) on Nov 5, 2016 at 10:03pm PDT
In addition to the bodysuit, the “Cranes in the Sky” chanteuse wore an elaborate headdress. Social media users were quick to point out what it looked like: a dream catcher.
Solange Performs “Cranes in the Sky”
Instead, the piece was 40-plus hours of work. Shani Crowe not only braided Solange’s hair but also braided and beaded the elaborate piece especially for the performance. Makeup artist Dana Delaney gave the look its final polish with products from Make Up for Ever and Clinique, adding the perfect shine and glimmer to an already-goddesslike look.
Man oh man. Love is real and this is proof. It's been a pleasure to work with someone with such magic and integrity. Not to mention the whole team of outstanding artists, musicians, and all around good people. 40+ hours of beading and braiding well spent. I have so many feelings! Infinite Gratitude for such Divine synergy! #cranes #SNL @saintrecords
A photo posted by Shani Crowe (@crowezilla) on Nov 5, 2016 at 9:43pm PDT