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E-mail Chains Of The Stars: A Style.com Investigation (UPDATED!)

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Update: Solange weighed in via Twitter to fill in the missing link in the chain. The friend who sent her “Stillness Is the Move” cover to Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor is Ethan Silverman, who co-founded Terrible Records with Taylor and runs Silverhawk Management with Molly Hawkins. We’ve added him below.

One day, Solange Knowles was Beyoncé’s radio-friendly little sister. And then, practically overnight, she became a cool-kid sensation, headlining one of the biggest parties of fashion week, the Opening Ceremony/Ace Hotel opening party, where she was backed by indie favorites the Dirty Projectors. That’s no accident: Solange shot to the top of the Pitchfork charts with an inspired cover of the Projectors’ “Stillness Is the Move.” How did Solange and the band come together? A new interview with New York magazine has the answer, which involves a complicated trail of e-mails that brings together the music, fashion, and general art-weirdo (we’re looking at you, Björk) worlds. Our crack team has assembled this helpful infographic to explain.

In the words of Knowles:

“I sent it [her recording of the song] to one friend, who sent it to [Grizzly Bear’s] Chris Taylor, and he sent it to some of my friends in Chairlift, and one of my friends in Chairlift sent it to one of the guys in Dirty Projectors, and one of the guys in Dirty Projectors somehow sent it to Bjööööörk. And if you write that, you have to make it sing like I just did. And a good friend of mine, [designer] Jeremy Scott, sent me a message saying that Björk sent it to him. So I pretty much did cartwheels for ten hours straight.”

Case closed.

Photos: Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com (Solange, Chairlift): Courtesy Press Here Publicity (Chris Taylor); CAMERA PRESS / Retna Ltd. (Dirty Projectors); Dave Allocca/startraksphoto.com (Bjork); NICK HUNT / PatrickMcMullan.com (Jeremy Scott)