Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor — Solange Knowles hit the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend and rendered us completely speechless.
The “A Seat At The Table” singer never disappoints when it comes to her style and her first-ever SNL appearance was further proof. While performing the song “Cranes In The Sky” Solange donned a white cropped top, hot pants, silver ankle boots, and a custom Ericson Beamon metal fishnet-like overlay that was adorned with diamond-like crystals.
But what really stole our hearts was her hair. It was beautifully plaited with cornrows and topped off with a show-stopping headpiece by artist Shani Crowe that resembled a dazzling halo, which took more than 40 hours of braiding and beading.
Crowe is known of her work creating and photographing intricate braid designs on black women — and Solange most certainly celebrates the magic of our hair, so this SNL collaboration between the two artists was perfection.
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
Solange’s background dancers and band were equally as ethereal, dressed in all white and sporting a variety of natural hairstyles.
For her second song of the evening, “Don’t Touch My Hair,” Solange kept with the white theme and rocked a bikini-esque top, high-wasited trousers and those same stunning silver boots. As for her hair? She traded in her sparkly headpiece for a halo of hair in the form of stretched out Afro that was parted in the middle.
And let the record show that Solange’s sister Beyoncé and mother Tina Lawson were on hand for some sisterly and motherly support. Too sweet!