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Proof Solange Knowles Had The Last Laugh In 2014

There is life after #elevatorgate.

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So maybe you remember how Solange Knowles started 2014...

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On May 5, the night of the Met Gala, Solange, Jay-Z, Beyoncé and a security guard piled into an elevator at The Standard hotel in New York City. Seconds after an exchange of words, Solange hurled herself at an unresponsive Jay-Z with punches and kicks as a quiet Beyoncé looked on. Conspiracy theories were plentiful — from Jay-Z's supposed criticism of Solange's musical career, to whispers of infidelity, the mystery of what exactly ~went down~ in the elevator was never solved. Saturday Night Live offered up one fun alternate theory: Solange saved him from a nefarious eight-legged creature.

But the younger Knowles sister, a music and fashion icon in her own right, turned out to be surprisingly resilient in the face of controversy, proving that anyone can bounce back from life's unexpected indignities.

She collaborated with Puma for a colorful footwear line.

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Known for her bold color blocking style and experimental fashion choices, Solange served as creative director for Puma's "Wild Wonder" capsule collection, which dropped on December 1. Look out for the upcoming "Behind the Bazaar" collection, coming out on December 13.

She got married in a wedding ripped straight from the pages of Vogue.

On November 16, Solange married longtime beau and music video director Alan Ferguson in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dressed in a simple yet elegant Humberto Leon for Kenzo gown with attached cape, Solange became a sartorial darling, with Vogue-exclusive shots cementing her style icon status.


Her wedding party, featuring big sis and mama Knowles, was so regal and ***Flawless that it started its own Instagram trend.

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The Knowleses and friends (including Janelle Monáe) were emulated at many a Thanksgiving dinner and ladies' night out.


And she had a gorgeous honeymoon, too!

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Solange inspired envy from those in colder climates with colorful, lush photos from her Brazilian honeymoon.

When she wasn't living the good life, Solange boldly used her platform to speak out against racism and injustice.

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Following the decision in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown and subsequent Black Friday boycott and protests, Solange delayed the release of her Puma collection. She posted this photo to the Saint Records Instagram account, reflecting upon the pain she has felt throughout her life as a black woman in America and standing up in the faces of those who wanted to silence her.