May 8, 2012

Solange Knowles In Rachel Roy – 2012 Met Gala

Solange Knowles joined her big sister Beyonce on the red carpet at the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday night.

Typically one for the dramatics, Solange kept her look relatively simple in a gorgeous canary-yellow Rachel Roy dress with peplum detailing.

Walking the red carpet alongside the designer, Solange accessorized the strapless gown with a silver-and-gold Edie Parker ‘Flavia’ clutch, Jennifer Fisher jewels, Sergio Rossi heels and her signature fro.

I love this look on Solange. It may be simple, but she still completely stands out in a non-attention-grabbing way, putting her older sister in her shade.


So after 12 pages of red carpet looks, who would you put in your top 10?

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187 Responses to Solange Knowles In Rachel Roy – 2012 Met Gala

  1. Carol May 8, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    Carolina Kurkova
    Christina Ricci
    Rosie Huntington-Whitley
    Carey Mulligan
    Katharine McPhee
    Cate Blanchett
    January Jones
    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Great coverage!! Loved it!!

  2. Nia May 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    I LOVE this. The best I have ever seen Solange look – good for her. Understated yet dramatic.

  3. Faellie May 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Hard to narrow it down, but I looked for event-appropriate (yes, including Chloe), perfect fit, flattering and that certain extra something.

    Solange Knowles
    Dianna Agron
    Mia Wasikowska
    Hailee Steinfeld
    Chloe Sevigny
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Christina Ricci
    Paula Patton
    Emma Roberts
    Ashley Greene
    Nina Dobrev
    Karolina Kurkova

  4. Zerina May 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

    You didn’t include Gisele Bundchen. I loved her look. But top three from what I saw on your site are: 1. Karolina Kurkova 2.January Jones
    3. Camilla Belle

  5. Sevwandi Wimalaratne May 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    1. Carey Mulligan
    2. Gwenyth Paltrow
    3. Rooney Mara
    4. Emily Blunt
    5. Lea Michele
    6. Camilla Bell
    7. Kate Bosworth
    8. Katherine McPhee
    9. Brit Marling
    10. Solange Knowles

  6. Carro May 8, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Thanks for the great coverage!

    Marion Cotillard
    Carey Mulligan
    Nina Dobrev
    Dianna Agron
    Camila Belle
    Ginnifer Goodwin
    Solange Knowles
    Hillary Swank
    Rosie Huntington Whitley

  7. MoxieSue May 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    In no particular order:

    Solange Knowles
    Dianna Agron
    Hailee Steinfeld
    Sofia Vergara
    Christina Ricci
    Paula Patton
    Hilary Swank
    Katherine McPhee
    Cate Blanchett
    Diane Kruger
    Nina Dobrev
    Camilla Belle

    Okay, that was more than 10. Sue me.

  8. Guen May 8, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

    1. Rooney Mara In Givenchy Couture
    2. Diane Kruger In Prada
    3. Camilla Belle In Ralph Lauren
    4. Scarlett Johansson In Dolce & Gabbana
    5. Rihanna in Tom Ford
    6. Marion Cotillard In Christian Dior Couture
    7. January Jones In Atelier Versace
    8. Hailee Steinfeld In Miu Miu
    9. Karolina Kurkova In Rachel Zoe
    10. Ginnifer Goodwin In Monique Lhuillier
    11. Nina Dobrev In Donna Karan Atelier
    12. Lea Michele In Diane von Furstenberg

  9. Jennifer May 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Top 10 🙂

    1. Karoline Kurkova
    2. Dianna Agron
    3. Renee Zellweger
    4. Nina Dobrev
    5. Emily Blunt
    6. Solange Knowles
    7. Kate Bosworth
    8. Jessica Alba
    9. Carey Mulligan
    10. Cate Blanchett (I know she got a lot of flack, but she looked supurb for me

  10. shap_half May 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

    My favorites were (no order):
    Nina Dobrev
    January Jones
    Renee Zellweger
    Ginnifer Goodwin
    Katharine McPhee
    Diane Kruger
    Carey Mulligan
    Christina Ricci
    Camilla Belle
    Karolina Kurkova

  11. Riley May 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Riley’s Top Ten and WHY:

    Nina Dorobev- Damn Amazing Award

    All I can say is wow. Oh how she shimmered.

    Carey Mulligan- Mix Metals Magnificent Award

    Her dress was absolutely stunning. Sigh.

    Sofia Vergara- Divine Diva Award.

    Sofia wins this award for being the Sofia we know and love without being Sofia Vergara Cliche.

    Katherine McPhee- Elie Saab Sparkle Award

    Even if you hated (let’s just say…) there is no denying how she OWNED the look

    Emily Blunt- Stole ScarJo’s Mojo Award

    by looking she smokin’ hot. I’m still fanning myself.

    Hilary Swank- Lady in Red Award.

    Really, who can resist Hilary Swank in red. Tell, me, who?

    Ashley Greene- Karan Kueen.

    She looked absolutely divine.

    Bee Shafer- Mama Wintour Who? Award

    Bee stood out from her equally beautiful intimidating mother; that ain’t easy folks.

    Rosie Huntington Whitley- Burberry Best Award

    No one wears Burberry as well as Rosie. She dazzled me. Swoon.

    Elizabeth Banks- No Versace? But Even Better Award

    She totally made me swoon in Mary Katrantzou.

    • noo May 8, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

      i also gave my best dressed girls “awards” in keeping with the spirit of this blog 😀 so here goes!

      Best of the night award: Renee Zellweger
      Best in new york socialite: SJP
      Most flattering: Karolina Kurkova (rachel zoe manages to elongate a supermodel!!!)
      best different direction: kristen dunst
      Sexiest: Rihanna
      Most fun/best hair: jessica alba
      Best in classic: emily blunt
      BGest in miuccia: hailee steinfeld
      Best in high street: jamie king
      Best dressed, shame about the sweat rings award: mia wasikowska

      • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 1:35 am #

        cute…love the last one 😀

  12. Dorothy May 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    In alphabetical order

    Carey Mulligan
    Dianna Agron
    Emily Blunt
    January Jones
    Karolina Kurkova
    Marion Cotillard
    Nina Dobrev
    Sofia Vergara
    Solange Knowles
    Victoria Justice

  13. JB May 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    2-Katharine McPhee
    3-Rosie Hungtington-Whitley
    4-Cate Blanchett
    6-Karolina Kurkova
    7-Dianna Argon
    8-Marion Cotillard
    9-January Jones
    10-Solange Knowles can you do like before an award list and a worst list ?

    Can you

  14. Nat May 8, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    My Top Ten (in no particular order):
    Solange here, who looks lovely (the colour, the fit, the hair, the makeup, the clutch…everything is perfect. Take note, big sis’, this is how you do it without *over*doing it) 😀
    Katherine McPhee
    Carey Mulligan
    Karolina Kurkova
    Dianna Agron
    Hilary Swank
    Ginnifer Goodwin
    Kristen Bell (she looked really pretty in a cute orange Hilfiger…I guess orange and yellow were big last night…)
    Lea Michele (I’m not usually a fan of her OTT looks, but she was flawless yesterday)
    Camilla Belle (although I’m not yet sure about the lipstick colour)

    I’m shocked by the fact that some of my personal faves (Diane, Cate Blanchett, Gwyneth, Emma Stone) aren’t on my list, but I just wasn’t that impressed with their looks.

    FC, as usual, thank you very much for the great coverage! ;-D

  15. solveig May 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Top Ten:
    1 Diane Kruger
    2 Karolina Kurkova
    3 Kate Bosworth
    4 Dianna Agron
    5 Katharine McPhee
    6 Hilary Swank
    7 Sofia Vergara
    8 Renée Zellweger
    9 Nina Dobrev
    10 Scarlett Johansson

    I also loved Eva Mendes, Rihanna and Lea Michele. So many good ones!

  16. CB May 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    Cate Blanchett (#1 FOR SURE), Solange Knowles, Camilla Belle, Rihanna, Karolina Kurkova, Katherine McPhee, Milla Jovovich, Nina Dobrev, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Rooney Mara

  17. Natalia May 8, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    FC, what about Anja Rubik?

  18. LemonPi May 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    Thanks FC for your fantastic coverage; I’ve really enjoyed looking at these fabulous dresses while hubby is watching the footy! For what it’s worth my faves are:
    1. Diane Kruger
    2. Nina Dobrev
    3. Solange Knowles
    4. Renee Zellweger
    5. Carey Mulligan
    Worst Dressed: Jessica Biel

  19. Jarrold May 8, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    BEST OF THE NIGHT! – Karolina Kurkova

    The rest fall in no order

    Camilla Belle
    Carey Mulligan
    Anna Wintour
    Kate Bosworth
    Florence Welch
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Nina Dobrev
    Christina Ricci

  20. Anne g May 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    i forget 2 OF MY best dressed LIST january jones AND gisele bundchen(perfection). Do i place before Amy ADAMS

  21. Anissa May 8, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    In no order
    1.Karolina Kurkova
    2.Carey Mulligan
    4.Hilary Swank
    5.Katherine McPhee
    6.Marion Cotillard
    7.Emily Blunt
    8.Rosie Huntington
    9.Jessica Alba
    10.Nina Dobrev

  22. Rory May 8, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    Fingers crossed FC is working on Models at the Met. FC I appreciate you’re working so hard! Seriously! I’ve seen all the photos and I still keep checking because your blog is THE BEST. Keep up the great work. Lots of love x

    • Emma May 8, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

      +1 FC you are amazing and my favourite blogger

      • Linda May 9, 2012 at 12:34 am #

        I second Rory’s and Emma’s comments. Hands down, you are my favourite blogger too. Thanks for the wonderful coverage. We can always count on our FC!

        • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 1:45 am #

          thank you ladies and gents x

  23. Anne g May 8, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    My top ten (in order)

    Diane Kruger
    Amy ADAMS
    sOLANGE KNOWLES ( Beyonce should ask her fashion sense and try too hard does not chic)
    Renne zelleweger
    Nina Dobrev

  24. Marie May 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

    Top 10, no particular order:

    Karolina Kurkova
    Dianna Agron
    Nina Dobrev
    Solange Knowles
    Camilla Belle
    Kate Bosworth
    Christina Ricci
    Jessica Alba
    Katherine McPhee
    Bee Schaffer

    Was Karlie Kloss there??!
    Absolutely loved Constance Jablonski, Anne V and Kate Upton

  25. ullis May 8, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    my three best dressed right now: Lily Collins & Dianna Agron & Ginnifer Goodwin

  26. gabis May 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Yay \o/ \o/ \o/ one of my very best dressed. I just love love love head to toe. How can you not love it? The perfection of the color against her skin tone, the flawless nude makeup, her beautiful very own hair and the clutch is just the perfect finish to add some sparkle. Brilliant!

    • SilentVisitor May 9, 2012 at 12:00 am #


  27. vicky May 8, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    No order yet (Can’t put them in order at the moment, don’t think it’s possible)
    Carey Mulligan
    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    Katharine McPhee
    Emily Blunt
    Marion Cotillard
    Kristen Wiig
    Victoria Justice
    Dianna Agron
    Solange Knowles
    Ginnifer Goodwin
    *Guess I like bright colours at the moment!*

    Runners up:
    Cate Blanchett (black)
    Ashley Green (too bridal)
    Karolina Kurkova (lose the turban)

    Diane Kruger/Emma Stone – Biggest letdown
    Lea Michele – Most improved (but can’t shake the trying-too-hard vibe)
    Beyonce – Too much
    Kirsten Dunst – Too little
    Kristen Stewart – Worst footwear
    Jessica Biel – Snoozefest
    Mary-Kate Olsen – Scariest

  28. LO May 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    I have no idea why E Banks is not on the lists above. Girl blew it out of the water- not in order Elizabeth Banks, Nina Dobrev, January Jones, Karolina Kurkova, Florence Welch, Camilla Belle, Christina Ricci, Solange Knowles, Jessica Alba, Marion Cotillard

  29. Emma May 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm #

    1. Nina Dobrev
    2. Camilla Belle
    3. Kate Bosworth
    4. Cate Blanchett
    5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
    6. Jessica Alba
    7. Ashley Greene
    8. Gwyneth Paltrow
    9. Solange Knowles
    10. Karolina Kurkova

    (Special Mention: Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, & Gisele Bundchen)

  30. nicole May 8, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    was zoe saldana there? nina and solange were great

    • Nat May 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

      I don’t think Zoe attended.
      But when Joan Smalls arrived wearing Balmain and posed for the pictures, all the photographers started shouting “Zoe!!! Zoe!!! This way!!” at her. It was hilarious. 😀

      • Fashion Critic May 9, 2012 at 1:44 am #

        So funny that even photographers know she wears Balmain 😉

  31. Zineb May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Here’s my top 12 (sorry couldn’t cut it down to 10 :D)
    1-Karolina Kurkova
    2-Katharine McPhee
    3-Diane Kruger
    4-Cate Blanchett
    5-Nina Dobrev
    6-Ashley Green
    7-Sofia Vergara
    8-Marion Cotillard
    9-Emily Blunt
    10-Hilary Swank
    11-January Jones
    12-Ginnifer Goodwin

  32. Leo May 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    My top 10 would be (I think):

    Solange Knowles
    January Jones
    Leslie Mann
    Eva Mendes
    Katharine McPhee
    Amy Adams
    Cate Blannchett
    Carey Mulligan
    Christina Ricci

  33. Ramsay May 8, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    The Prada girls were the best for me: Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth, Diane Kruger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carrey Mulligan, Jessica Biel – Cate Blanchett, Rosie Huntington, Emma Stone and Bee Shafer round up in my top 10 – FC superb job!!! Thank you!

  34. DKoo May 8, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

    this color is absolutely AMAZING on her!
    top (in no order): katharine mcphee, solange knowles, hailee steinfeld, paula patton, ashley greene, renee zellweger, jessica alba, florence welch, karolina kurkova, camilla belle

  35. Martina May 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    I love this dress on her, the color looks amazing with her skin tone! 🙂

    My top 10:
    1. Nina Dobrev
    2. Jessica Alba
    3. Hailee Steinfield
    4. Katherine McPhee
    5. Dianna Agron
    6. Solange Knowles
    7. Emily Blunt
    8. Ginnifer Goodwin
    9. Scarlett Johansson
    10. January Jones

  36. Jarrold May 8, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    Are you going to do the models???????????????

  37. Cmints May 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    1.camilla belle 2.kate bosworth 3.gweneth Paltrow 4.solange knowles 5.tory burch 6.leighton meester 7.korlina kourtkova 8.sarah Jessica Parker 9.anna wintour 10.kristen wig

  38. Mina May 8, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Thanks FC for the AWESOME coverage! Thanks yet again for your tireless, amazing work!

    My vote would have to go to Jessica Stam in John Galliano – I think 😛

  39. Francois B May 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    And the traditionnal “Models at Met”?

    • noo May 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

      i second that, but only because one of them always makes my bdoty list, in 2010 it was coco’s lovely zac posen and in 2011 it was doutzen kroes!

    • Quinn May 9, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      yes! been waiting for that!

    • Sif May 9, 2012 at 12:22 am #

      Yes I’m waiting for Jessica Stam, who deserves her own post in my opinion and was without a doubt the best dressed of the night in Dior.

      • Penè May 9, 2012 at 7:15 am #

        +1. She was stunning. Imagine she’s not in the best dressed poll. Sob

  40. ash May 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Carey Mulligan in Prada
    Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen
    Marion Cotillard in Dior Couture
    Nina Dobrev in Donna Karan
    Rihanna in Tom Ford
    Renee Zellweger in Emilio Pucci
    January Jones in Versace Atelier
    Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe
    Lily Collins in Valentino Couture
    Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

    I think Carey Mulligan is definitely the best dressed though.

  41. Francois B May 8, 2012 at 9:00 pm #

    Oh Noooo it’s already over ^^ Where is Bianca Brandolini???????

  42. Ellie May 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    My top 10 would be Diane, Karolina, Carey, Christina, Mia, Emma S., Alexa, Jessica, Leslie and Gwyneth! Hope some of them make it to the 10 finalists 🙂

  43. Yeliz May 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    I’m in love with this look. It’s simply stunning. I just love love love the color against her skin tone.

    Whoa FC I need at least time until tomorrow to think about that. 😀 The Met Gala is really the busiest night of the world regarding red carpet.

  44. jo May 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    My top 10 (random order): Solange, Gwyneth, Marion Cotillard, Kate Bosworth, Ronney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Nina Dobrev, Renée Zellweger, Sofia Vergara, Katharine McPhee. It was really hard to choose, I’m actually sorry that Ginnifer Goodwin didn’t make it but I just couldn’t get pass her shoe choice. Thank you for the coverage, you’re amazing FC 🙂

  45. Linda May 8, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I love this. It really shines the light on Beyonce’s penchant for trying too hard.

    Worthy Top Ten Contenders:
    Solange Knowles
    Christina Ricci
    Ashley Green
    Nina Dobrev
    Kirsten Dunst
    Kate Bosworth
    Camilla Belle

    – but imo there is a clear runaway winner here and tha’ts Karolina Kurkova – this is the Met Ball after all! I’m disappointed there weren’t more people having more fun the way she did.

  46. Luiza May 8, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    She was my favourite! The beautiful dress looks perfect on her!

  47. Amy May 8, 2012 at 8:54 pm #

    In no particular order:

    Victoria justice
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Kristin wiig
    hailee steinfield
    Bee Shaffer
    Camilla Belle
    Nina Dobrev
    Rooney Mara
    Katharine McPhee
    Claire Danes

  48. Elle May 8, 2012 at 8:51 pm #

    OMG She looks stunning. I think she has to be my favorite. It’s a unique shape, beautiful color, compliments her hair – everything is perfect and there are no gimmicks!

  49. Charlotte May 8, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    This is so difficult because there was quite a lot of nice looks but not a lot of major wow looks! but my top 10 would probably include the following (in no particular order) : Diane Kruger, Dianna Agron, Nina Dobrev, Camilla Belle, Kate Bosworth, Karlie Kloss (even though i know she wasn’t featured, she did look stunning), Ashley Greene, Rosie Huntington, Lea Michele, January Jones! Thanks for the amazing coverage!

  50. Christine May 8, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Top 10 in order.

    1.Karolina Kurkova
    2.Carey Mulligan
    4.Victoria Justice
    5.Katherine McPhee
    6.Marion Cotillard
    7.Lea Michele
    8.Dianna Agron
    9.Florence Welch

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