Best-Dressed Solange Knowles Receives Town Hall’s Lena Horne Prize

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While big sister Beyonce was busy conquering the music world, Solange Knowles stepped out of the shadows, slowly becoming noticed in the fashion world for her style.

The American singer, songwriter, model, and actress has been deemed as “Fashion’s New It Girl,” and even Vogue included her in its “Best-Dressed” list.

Solange Knowles attends the premiere of "Girls" Season 2Solange Knowles attends the premiere of “Girls” Season 2 in New York City on January 9, 2013

Some of Solange’s most apparent style choices include bright colors and bold prints. She just loves mixing up bold patterns and prints, no matter how busy they are on the eyes — as she did while attending the premiere of “Girls” Season 2 in New York City.

Solange Knowles completes her patterned outfit with a pair of Bottega Veneta sandals on her feetSolange Knowles completes her patterned outfit with a pair of Bottega Veneta sandals on her feet

This type of geometric pattern is daring and can be very hard to pull off. But leave it to the Queen of bold prints to execute the look perfectly.

The Just Cavalli pantsuit is from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2013 collection. She paired it with a modern black and white sandal from Bottega Veneta to match the geometric shapes on her outfit and clutch.

Bottega Veneta High-Heeled Sandals in White, £264

Bottega Veneta High-Heeled Sandals in White

Bottega Veneta High-Heeled Sandal in Black, £324

Bottega Veneta High-Heeled Sandal in Black

In February 2020, Solange joined Andra Day for the Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact Event at Town Hall in New York City. She was the first-ever recipient of the award, which honors “excellence at the intersection of arts and activism.”

Honoree Solange Knowles attends The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact inaugural celebrationHonoree Solange Knowles attends The Lena Horne Prize for Artists Creating Social Impact inaugural celebration at The Town Hall on February 28, 2020, in New York City

Solange turned over her award money of $100,000 to Project Row Houses, a Houston-based nonprofit that enriches lives through art with an emphasis on cultural identity and its impact on the urban landscape.

“I will never forget being a young girl and the impact of hearing the great Lena Horne so radiantly and powerfully singing the words ‘believe in yourself’ from that remarkable moment in The Wiz,” Solange shared in a statement. “I have carried it with me closely my entire life.”

Wearing a David Koma jumpsuit with Rene Caovilla shoes, she continued, “At the age of 12, I played this very role at the Ensemble Theatre in Houston, Texas and it was then I learned about Lena’s dedicated activism and fearless integrity as a woman and groundbreaking artist. I am honored to be receiving an award that bears her name and continue her legacy of using the arts to inspire reflection and evoke change.”

Solange Knowles rocked a David Koma Spring 2019 jumpsuit with mirrored embellishmentsSolange Knowles rocked a David Koma Spring 2019 jumpsuit with mirrored embellishments

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