The American Music Awards were held on 19th November, a gala in which awards are given to the best of 2017’s music. It was held, as always, at the famous Los Angeles Microsoft Theater, which has one of the largest stages in the United States, and welcomes a number of artists ready to walk an increasingly extravagant red carpet on each event.
The gala was hosted for the first time by versatile actress and singer Tracee Ellis Ross, who dazzled everyone up to 9 times with looks that included dresses, suits and even see-through clothing. The stage was packed with artists of all styles and saw the return of artists such as Selena Gomez, who awed everyone with a change of look after months away from the stage, and Diana Ross, who received a lifetime achievement award and delivered a legendary performance including her top five hits at the end of the gala, and with an eccentric look.
The most spectacular performances were delivered by Christina Aguilera, who awed everyone with a black glossy gown while paying homage to the late Whitney Houston; Lady Gaga, who acted live from one of her concerts with a ripped outfit after winning the favourite female artist award and after walking an exclusive red carpet that was set up exclusively for her in Washington D.C., wearing a black mini-dress by recently-deceased designer Azzedine Alaïa; and the splendid Pink, who awed everyone with a spectacular performance on a building façade as she flew, hanging from a harness, accompanied by her dancers.
At Rock Renne we want to go over the styles that had people talking in this new edition of the AMAs. We will analyse the best and worst outfits in a gala in which the big winner and absentee was American singer Bruno Mars, who took home seven awards, including favourite artist for the year.
Selena Gomez is transformed with Coach
Selena Gomez took over the AMAs after capturing all the attention on the red carpet with a surprising change of look. With a tight-fitting leather & zipper mini-dress by Coach that imitated typical biker jackets and stilettos with metallic details, Selena returned in style with a surprising medium-length blonde hair. Her new image also made its debut on stage, clad in lingerie, in a long-awaited but also criticized performance.
Hailee Steinfeld, or how to be sexy in men’s clothes
The young actress and singer became the sexiest of the night with her two-piece by Mugler. Her reinvention of the male style with sharp triangular shoulder pads and a suggestive leather crop top led her to be one of the night’s big winners. She did not fail to impress during her performance either, with a daring white look and thigh high boots.
Lea Michele, sweetness and sensuality with J.Mendel
The singer and actress bet on a pale pink outfit by the J.Mendel firm, giving her a sweet and sexy look thanks to the brassiere style of the dress. The pale pink colour was a perfect fit for her tan skin.
Maia Mitchell, the best example of elegance
Singer Maia Mitchell closes the ‘best dressed’ list with an elegant asymmetrical jumpsuit with embroidered petals by designer Alberto Audenino.
Demi Lovato, sober but ill-suiting
With a long, draped, black tulle dress by Ester Abner, Demi Lovato wanted to take no risks and selected a look from her wardrobe that was too sombre for a gala. Her best choice was refraining from overusing accessories.
Pink, or how to disappoint with a romantic look
While Pink awed everyone with her performance, she flopped at the red carpet with a strapless dress with red tulle flounces and flower embroidery by Monique Lhuillier.
Nicole Kidman in strict black
The Australian actress, queen of the romantic style, was a disappointment with a midi dress by Olivier Theyskens and lace-up knee-high boots.
Undoubtedly this year the American Music Awards gala has been full of successes and failures and since Rock Renee we have enjoyed making a selection of the best and worst outfits to share with all of you. Before we say goodbye to the next blog, we want to highlight the two trends that have fascinated us the most, as they are part of our style and our clothing brand.
For us the best dressed was Selena Gomez, who got all their attention thanks to her tight minidress of black leather with zippers, which simulated a biker jacket, which in Rock Renee we are complete followers. Hailee Steinfeld is not far behind, wearing one of the trends that represent us most in Rock Renee: a masculine look with which he conquered the red carpet that night.
Next 2018 the masculine style and the biker jackets will come stomping. For us these two styles are a must of fashion, that’s why they are part of our project. And to you, what do you think about the looks of this year’s American Music Awards? Is there any other design that you would highlight?