To compliment her etherial and chart-topping single, “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange Knowles wore a literal halo for her performance during Saturday Night Live this weekend, which took over 40 hours for the artist Shani Crowe to complete. To compliment it, she also wore a custom crystal fishnet dress and earrings created by Erickson Beamon in collaboration with Swarovski, plus a white bandeau two-piece underneath. With that much shine, the 30-year-old singer looked breathtakingly angelic on screen.
Who: Solange Knowles
When: Saturday, November 5th
Where: The singer was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live, which was hosted that night by Benedict Cumberbatch.
What: For her performance of “Cranes in the Sky,” Solange wore a hand-braided halo by the artist Shani Crowe and a custom crystal dress and earrings created by Erickson Beamon in collaboration with Swarovski, which she paired with a white La Perla bralette underneath.
During this week’s episode, which was hosted by Benedict Cumberbatch, Solange performed two songs from her new album, A Seat At The Table, which dropped at the end of September after four years in the making and became her first Billboard chart topper. The second single she sang that evening was “Don’t Touch my Hair,” accompanied by the artist Sampha. Her hair stylist Chuck Amos let her afro flow freely for this performance, sans halo. And she wore a white jumpsuit with silver boots. (The performances were also a collaboration with the performance duo Gerard & Kelly.)
The music videos for both singles were impeccably styled by Shiona Turini and included labels such as J.W.Anderson, Jacquemus, Chloé, and Acne Studios. So it was no surprise that Solange, who is also a red carpet style star, pulled out all the stops for Saturday Night Live as well.
Beyoncé and their mother, Tina Lawson, were in the audience at 30 Rockefeller that evening to cheer Solange on. And following the performance, Solange even let her older sister, who is no stranger to halos, try it on for size.