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Solange Knowles’ Son Julez Smith Makes His Met Gala Debut At 19

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The Met Gala red carpet is no stranger to Knowles-Carter family royalty. Their official acceptance of Anna Wintour’s coveted invitation is always in the air, but that does not stop fans from anxiously anticipating their arrival.

Each season, many wonder who, if any, from the iconic family will attend.

Beyonce, whose last Met Gala appearance was in 2016,  is on our permanent must-watch list. When she steps on the carpet, Queen Bey shuts it down with her powerhouse presence, demure style, and sophisticated sex appeal.

Beyonce’s 2015 “five-minute” side ponytail will forever be a 10 out of 10 plus 10.

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Solange Knowles, a known fashion killer and risk-taker, is just as memorable. With her avant-garde flair and unique style, she eats up the girlies every time.

The tuba player has worn 3-D pieces and wild fabrics to the event before it was “a thing.” 

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Julez Smith makes his Met Gala debut with Luar.

This year, however, a new generation took center stage (or, shall we say, the green carpet). Solange’s son, Julez Smith, made his grand entrance at the 2024 Met Gala at 19, marking a major moment in his emerging career.

Julez has already made a name for himself in the modeling world. HB has been covering each step.

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He recently hit the New York Fashion Week runway for streetwear brand Luar and slayed the catwalk for legacy label Versace during Milan Fashion Week. But the Met Gala is a different league altogether. 

Spoiler Alert: Julez was up for the challenge.

For fashion’s biggest night, Julez displayed his unique style, donning a dapper Luar black suit with a crisp jacket and pants that ingeniously transformed into a skirt. (This skirt-pants combination is a growing trend in men’s suits, and Julez’s green carpet look showed why).

See details of the ensemble below.

His hair was styled in neat cornrows. The up-and-coming model accessorized his look with a stunning silver lapel pin, a black ring, an iced-out tennis bracelet, and matching earrings.

Julez continues the Knowles-Carter legacy while creating his own.

Julez’s presence at the Met Gala wasn’t just a testament to his rising modeling career. It was a bold statement about the evolving landscape of fashion.

His ensemble blurred the boundaries of traditional menswear, red carpet fashion, and a more fluid, expressive style. This amalgamation mirrors where fashion is going – with Black people as part of the transformation – and embodies the underlying theme of the Met Gala, which is to always celebrate art, creativity, and individuality in fashion. 

While his mom, Solange, and his aunt Beyonce were absent this year, it’s clear that Julez is continuing to carve his own path. From the runway to the Met Gala, the fashion world is on notice (and so are we). 

It will be exciting to see what stylish ventures Julez tackles – or slays – next!


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