Сardi B, Olivia Rodrigo and Larray were among celebrities embracing the post-lockdown return to glamour at the American Music Awards tonight, where plenty of sequins, flashes of skin and sleek tailoring were seen at the event’s red carpet.
, held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, honors the best music by newcomers and established talent in the industry, across genres from country to R&B.
Rapper Cardi B, who hosted the event, set the bar high for fashion this evening, arriving to the red carpet wearing a golden mask, statement earrings and a black veiled gown by Schiaparelli
. “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler also stunned in a frothy black and white ruffled gown by Carolina Herrera, while Machine Gun Kelly went with an edgy tunic by Ashton Michael, embellished in metal eyelets and chains.
Rapper Cardi B wore Schiaparelli on the red carpet. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Rodrigo (pictured top) and a number of other stars turned up in sparkling numbers. The singer wore a sheer David Koma gown with periwinkle sequins, a long slit and feathered train. Others to literally shine on the night included actor Marsai Martin, in a high-necked Missoni gown covered in a shimmery zig-zag design, as well as country singer Mickey Guyton in an iridescent fringed skirt. Model Winnie Harlow wore a creation by Zuhair Murad that featured dangling teardrop-shaped gemstone beads.
Winnie Harlow attends the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Eye-catching cut-out outfits were also a popular trend, with bold versions worn by the likes of singers Chlöe and Becky G. Bright shades also stood out — “Pose” star Billy Porter
strutted in a bright blue co-ord with a plunging keyhole cut out and umbrella-shaped hat by Botter, while TikTok star Brittany Broski wore a firetruck red gown.