By Cady Lang
May 2, 2017

Leave it to Solange Knowles to make wearing a puffer jacket of a dress look chic on the Met Gala red carpet. The A Seat at the Table singer sported a black, oversized bubble jacket with a train and matching trousers as well as a crisp white button down and matching black and white shoes, all by Thom Browne.

In an Instagram posted to her account, Knowles sent love to both Browne and the designer inspiring the night’s theme, avant garde designer Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, but she also gave a shout out to an unexpected source of inspiration for her outfit: Missy Elliott.

With that context in mind, Solange’s elegant puffer jacket of a gown bears a striking resemblance to Missy’s memorably inflated garbage bag ensemble from “The Rain [Supa Dupa Fly]” video. Talk about real recognizing real.

See Solange’s tribute to Missy and then watch Missy’s OG fashion statement below.

Write to Cady Lang at cady.lang@timemagazine.com.

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