Tracee Ellis Ross Opted To Wear Only Black Designers At The 2018 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross did it us at the 2018 American Music Awards.

The last night’s host wore all Black designers throughout the show.

via Page Six:

First, she walked the red carpet in a pink suit by Pyer Moss accessorized with a Jacob & Co. choker, heels by Christian Louboutin and earrings by Mattia Cielo and Djula Jewelry.

For her opening dance number, the second-time AMA host changed into a custom cape by Dapper Dan for Gucci over a black sequined Nicolas Jebran bodysuit, swapping out the skintight number for a glittering gold sequined CD Greene gown.

Ross later changed into something a little more political with an “I am a voter” T-shirt created by her stylist Karla Welch in collaboration with When We All Vote. She paired the top with a cherry-red Shanel Campbell skirt and Aminah Jillil shoes.

After a quick change into a glamorous pink tulle gown by Off-White and Louboutin heels, Ross managed to one-up even herself in a Sergio Hudson leopard-print catsuit, gloves, and beret, plus Casadei pumps and huge rhinestoned Gucci sunglasses.

She then went for something equally statement-making in a boldly printed LAVIEbyCK fishtail gown with dramatic bell sleeves, followed by a double-breasted black sequined dress.

The actress’ penultimate look featured a belted blue DÈSHON gown paired with shoulder-dusting crystal earrings by the same brand — one of which, in a quirky touch, was worn as a brooch — and finally, Ross wrapped up the show in a red Cushnie off-the-shoulder jumpsuit.

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Legendary Mary J. Blige Wears Exclusive Dapper Dan × Gucci Outfits At Essence Fest 2018

Mary J. Blige is an legendary icon in the music world. She definitely invented the whole around the way girl persona. Year after year she headlines Essence Fest and brings fashion and flava.

– via Essence Magazine

People, this was a moment! Not only did we have soul sister #1 Mary J. Blige killing it with the vocals and her iconic dance moves, but she literally brought New York to New Orleans with her musical set.

The Yonkers Queen looked regal in not one, but two, custom-designed Gucci ensembles by Harlem’s King, Dapper Dan. The first was a yellow short-set emblazoned with Gucci logos and she donned hot pants and a zip-up hooded vest. She topped off the first look with a pair of red leather ankle boots (that zipped in the front), clear yellow sunnies, bamboo earrings and a perfectly coiffed Gucci bucket hat.

Look two was even more fire! Mary rocked a red catsuit with a white/red Gucci-logo cropped moto jacket, gold hoop earrings, a red fedora hat and white leather knee boots.

As she rocked the mic, the designer of the blazing fit (Dapper Dan himself), was in the audience enjoying New Orleans AND the Festival- for the first time.

In addition, before Mary took the stage, our fave multi-creative hip-hop icon Missy Elliot tore down the Superdome in a Gucci outfit too

According to Essence Fest organizers, 510,000 people turned out for this year’s four-day music and empowerment event.