December 2, 2022

Guest of honor: Solange Knowles, 36, began dazzling from ear to ear as she arrived at the Fall 2022 Fashion Gala in New York City, where she performed with her ballet ensemble on Wednesday.

Solange Knowles looks chic in a double-breasted suit at the Fall 2022 New York Ballet Couture Awards

Solange Knowles looks chic in a double-breasted suit at the Fall 2022 New York City Couture… after she became the second black woman to record a ballet for the organization.

Solange Knowles was ready for action when she arrived at her Fall 2022 fashion gala in New York City on Wednesday night.

The 36-year-old musician and composer smiled proudly as she walked to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center while wearing an elegant double-breasted suit.

Solange was one of the guests of honor at the event, writing the music for the ceremony’s opening piece, making her the second black woman to compose for the New York City Ballet.

Guest of honor: Solange Knowles, 36, began dazzling from ear to ear as she arrived at the Fall 2022 Fashion Gala in New York City, where she performed with her ballet ensemble on Wednesday.

Solange looked effortlessly chic in her navy suit, which had a white pocket square handkerchief and built-in white sleeves that peaked, although she did appear to be topless under her jacket.

She paired an oversized jacket, which hung loosely over her embellished frame, with loose, nearly floor-to-the-floor blue pants.

Beyoncé Knowles’ sister kept the menswear theme alive with her boots, which had a black heel decorated to the front like black oxfords.

She accessorized her look with an intriguing black egg-shaped handbag, which has small metal buttons at the bottom to allow her to sit upright.

Blue Mood: Solange looked effortlessly chic as she walked in her navy suit, which included a white pocket handkerchief and white built-in sleeves, although she looked topless under her jacket.

On this point: She paired it with baggy blue pants

Blue Mood: Solange looked effortlessly chic as she walked in her navy suit, which included a white pocket handkerchief and white built-in sleeves, although she looked topless under her jacket. She paired it with loose-fitting blue pants

Nailed it: Beyoncé Knowles' sister kept the menswear theme going with her boots, which had black heels styled to the front like black oxfords

Nailed it: Beyoncé Knowles’ sister kept the menswear theme going with her boots, which had black heels styled to the front like black oxfords

Solange added some sparkle to her look with earrings made of several different sized hoops, along with a bejeweled necklace.

She completed her look with gorgeous raven braids tied high and draped down her back.

The “Don’t Touch My Hair” singer is the second black woman to compose for the New York City Ballet, after Lido Pimenta became first in 2021 with her composition “The Sky Holds,” according to a statement from the organization submitted to CBS.

Solange shared the news that her score was chosen for the party last month on social media.

The ballet will have multiple performances in October, followed by recurring performances in May 2023.

Gianna Raisen designs her music, who in 2017 became the youngest person—at 18—to choreograph the venerable ballet, according to playbill.

Long hair, don't bother: She completed her look with gorgeous raven braids tied high and draped down her back.

Long hair, don’t bother: She completed her look with gorgeous raven braids tied high and draped down her back.

Honor: Solange shared the news that her score had been chosen for the party last month on social media.  She is only the second black woman to compose for the esteemed ballet

Honor: Solange shared the news that her score had been chosen for the party last month on social media. She is only the second black woman to compose for the esteemed ballet

Solange looked like she was on cloud nine in a short clip filmed from inside her car on the way to the ballet.

She went from ear to ear while singing to the choir of Fantasia Parrino’s When I See You.

Later, she included a photo of the crowded audience at Lincoln Center, as well as a photo of her luminous score from the orchestra pit.

Solange’s last studio album was the critically acclaimed album When I Get Home, released in 2019.

So excited: Solange looked like she's on cloud nine in a short clip filmed from inside her car on the way to the ballet.  She was going from ear to ear as she sang to the chorus of Fantasia Parino When I See You

So excited: Solange looked like she’s on cloud nine in a short clip filmed from inside her car on the way to the ballet. She was going from ear to ear as she sang to the chorus of Fantasia Parino When I See You

Strong demand: Later, she included a photo of the crowded crowd at Lincoln Center

Strong demand: Later, she included a photo of the crowded crowd at Lincoln Center

Where: I also took a picture of the luminous score from the orchestra pit

Where: I also took a picture of the luminous score from the orchestra pit

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