The perfect Sunday night for Los Angeles Microsoft Theatre a hugely different evening unfolded with one of lurid pink power suits, feathered balaclavas, and P!nk in a gold tassel, vintage Bob Mackie flapper dress with a lightning bolt splashed across it.
It was the 50th Annual American Music Awards and on the red carpet, happened crystal-strewn battle for the most outlandishly dressed . The AMAs are usually peppered with statements. The level of maximalism on display last night could only be rivalled by the MTV VMA Awards which is the perennial overlord of mad red carpets.
This is how Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha looked
Machine Gun Kelly wore a purple suit covered in 20cm plus silver spikes with torture device meets hedgehog style. It was custom made by Dolce and Gabbana. It was chosen by LA celebrity stylist Adam Ballheim, and is likely one of the boldest looks of Machine Gun Kelly as he collected his award for Favourite Rock Artist. All he needed to top it was fiancé Megan Fox.
The ‘In the Name of Love’ singer, Bebe Rexha wore a clustered red mini dress which bustled at the shoulders, and extended out with a metres-long train. The outfit was designed by Chinese couturier Buerlangma. She was dressed up with thigh-high red leather boots by Le Silla and bicep length red gloves by Atelier Biser.
This is how Kali Uchis, Yola and Taylor Swift stole the show
Kali Uchis opted for a red satin, corseted frock by London-based designer Dilara. It came with a red, custom peacock feathered balaclava-cum-headscarf for maximum plumage factor. Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland picked a leopard print gown with a ultra-high leg slit and latex gloves from Nicholas Jebran. While, Muni Long wore a pleated, circular silhouette, black bubble dress by Juna Martin. also read:-American Music Awards cancelled Chris Brown plan of tribute to Michael Jackson
Yola came in an art deco, silver sequined column dress complete with billowing, black feather sleeves by Christian Siriano. A crystal string dripping mini skirt and bralette by Oscar De La Renta was wore by Sabrina Carpenter. Taylor Swift scooped six awards in total. She wore a fully crystal encrusted jumpsuit from New York label The Blonds. Her disco diva look was admittedly tame compared to her counterparts.
Eurovision 2021 champions Måneskin, who have become known nailing awards ceremony dressing thanks in part to their deal with Gucci.
For the AMAs, all four wore mundane tailored jackets with shirts and ribbon bows, black satin short shorts and suspenders. This look at held up the rest of their suit trousers. It was a sexy, subtle play on a classic.