We’ve never been more jealous of not being on a fitness track in our lives. Alright, so we’ve never been jealous of not being on a fitness track but, on Tuesday, that moment happened because of Solange Knowles. The ethereal—and newly blonde—singer stopped by the East River Track to provide live vocals for Maryam Nassir Zadeh’s spring '18 runway show.
As joggers ran past Solange while she performed “Rise” alongside her seven-person band, a stream of models in neon-green jackets, sheer pink dresses, and metallic trousers walked the track. It was a relaxing, surreal moment in what has become an increasingly hectic New York Fashion Week, which is exactly what Zadeh had wanted.
“We will be doing a bit of a guerrilla show starting promptly at 3 p.m. (If you are late you will miss the show),” Zadeh’s invitation read ahead of the show. The experiment she’d dreamt up clearly worked because, for one day only, a nondescript track on the East River became the stage for Solange’s most intimate show yet. Watch the performance, below:
— Ashley Weatherford (@sincerelyash) September 12, 2017