Remember that time Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the 2017 American Music Awards and planned nine full outfit changes, from vintage Halston to sparkly-and-fringed Michael Kors? If you were expecting anything less for her second go at the gig… Well, you must not be too familiar with Tracee Ellis Ross’s approach to fashion.
The Black-ish star headlined the 2018 AMAs, and she brought some show-stopping looks with her. She and stylist Karla Welch had been teasing her wardrobe on social media ahead of the big event. This time, Ellis Ross revealed, they took a very meaningful approach to picking out her wardrobe: The host showcased black fashion designers throughout the evening, from Pyer Moss on the red carpet to Dapper Dan for Gucci for her opening number. (You might remember that Issa Rae also wore exclusively black designers when she hosted the 2018 CFDA Awards back in May.) “We have a really specific theme this year—a story that I’m telling about who is making all of the clothes… That feels really special to me and very exciting, and that was sort of our guiding force and kind of the marching orders I gave Karla in how to go out and hunt for things in that particular theme,” Ellis Ross told People ahead of the show. She shared all of her outfit credits on Twitter.
From the red carpet to the send-off, see every single outfit and designer Tracee Ellis Ross wore to host the 2018 AMAs.
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