The American Music Awards always serves memorable red carpet fashion, from Destiny’s Child’s matching pink gowns to Britney and Justin’s Canadian tuxedos. This year, music’s best opted for a more refined take on award show dressing (the early 2000’s weren’t the most sophisticated in fashion). Read on for the best-dressed of the night!
Selena Gomez debuted her blonde ‘do on the red carpet in this leather minidress by Coach. She later put on a Petra Collins-directed performance of recent single “Wolves.” Fans applauded her for returning to the stage while still recovering from her recently-publicized kidney transplant.
Tracee Ellis Ross
AMAs 2017 host Tracee Ellis Ross hit the red carpet in a sequined gown by Stella McCartney. She changed outfits several times during the show and paid tribute to mom Diana Ross by rocking a bejeweled button down the singer wore during a 1981 performance with Michael Jackson. Diana, who wore an over-the-top Vivienne Westwood creation, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award that night.
“Stranger Things” breakout star Sadie Sink is already proving her sophisticated taste. She donned a metal-embellished dress by Prada and stole the show alongside her co-stars, who also arrived dressed to the nines—Caleb McLaughlin in 3.1 Philip Lim and Gaten Matarazzo in Asos. The three young actors appeared on stage together to announce Alessia Cara and Zedd’s performance.
Ciara, one of the Sunday night ceremony’s presenters, showed off her incredible legs in a shiny ensemble by Alexandre Vauthier. Knee-high and thigh-high boots were rampant on the red carpet, from looks worn by actresses Nicole Kidman and Garcelle Beauvais to “Real Housewives” star Erika Jayne.
“Black-ish” star Yara Shihidi also opted for Prada. Instead of the typical awards show dress, Shihidi rocked tailored shorts, a button down, and topped the look off with a coat. We love her shiny platform sandals worn over knee-high socks.