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Solange Knowles’ Style Evolution, From Music Awards To The Met Gala

Taking the music and fashion industries by storm.

Solange Knowles has been on the music scene for two decades already, and within the last 10 years, she’s taken the fashion world by storm, too. Not only has she become a red carpet mainstay for the Grammys and MTV VMAs, but a regular at the Met Gala, showcasing her penchant for avant-garde fashion and experimental looks. Ahead, see how her style has transformed over the years with her best red carpet moments.

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2001, BET Awards

Wearing a quintessential Y2K fashion look: low-rise camo flares, pumps, and a ruched crop top.

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2001, Teen Choice Awards

Wearing a graphic top and mini skirt that would likely sell out on Depop today.

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2001, Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards

Wearing a pink ruffled dress with bedazzled details and heels.

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2002, Billboard Music Awards

Wearing a denim jacket, satin top, and baggy pants.

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2003, MTV VMAs

Wearing a LBD and tie-up heels.

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2004, Johnson Family Vacation Premiere

Wearing a short white dress.

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2005, World Music Awards

Wearing a purple below-the-knee dress and statement jewelry.

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2006, MTV’s TRL

Wearing a three-quarter-sleeve dress in bright green.

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2007, MTV VMAs

Wearing a metallic-toned mini dress with beaded details.

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2007, American Music Awards

Wearing a short gold party dress with a buckled belt and red heels.

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2008, Grammys

With her older sister Beyoncé wearing a short black dress and matching heels.

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2008, MTV VMAs

Wearing a magenta mini dress with ruffled details.

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2008, World Music Awards

Wearing a strapless ivory mini dress with textured details.

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2009, Grammys

Wearing a canary yellow mini dress and a statement crossbody bag.

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2009, MTV VMAs

Wearing a one-shouldered LBD by Armand Basi One.

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2010, RLife Live Launch

Wearing leather shorts and a white dress shirt with a leopard print cardigan.

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2011, Gucci and RocNation Pre-Grammy Party

Wearing a full macrame look.

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2011, Met Gala

Wearing Dries Van Noten.

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2011, Angel Ball

Wearing Alessandra Rich.

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2012, Met Gala

Wearing Rachel Roy.

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2012, CFDA Fashion Awards

Wearing Marni.

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2013, Grammys

Wearing Ralph & Russo Couture.

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2013, Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Wearing Emilio Pucci.

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2013, Met Gala

Wearing Kenzo.

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2014, Met Gala

Wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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2014, MTV VMAs

Wearing H&M Studio Collection.

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2014, CFDA Fashion Awards

Wearing Calvin Klein.

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2015, Oscars

Wearing Christian Siriano.

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2015, Met Gala

Wearing Giles.

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2016, Met Gala

Wearing David LaPort.

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2016, A Seat At The Table Listening Party

Wearing a salmon-colored gown made up of mini pleats.

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2016, CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Wearing Off-White.

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2017, Grammys

Wearing Gucci.

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2017, Met Gala

Wearing Thom Browne.

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2017, BET Awards

Wearing a black tank with cut-out details and matching pants.

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2017, The Surface Travel Awards

Wearing Helmut Lang by Shayne Oliver.

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2018, Met Gala

Wearing Iris Van Herpen.

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2018, Parsons Benefit Event

Wearing Shanel and Y/Project.

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2019, Met Gala

Wearing Salvatore Ferragamo.

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2020, Lena Horne Prize Event

Wearing a black jumpsuit with cut-out details and mirror-embellished sleeves.

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