Tracee Ellis Ross hosted Tuesday night’s 2018 American Music Awards for the second year in a row.
The “black-ish” star, who is known for her of-the-moment bold fashion choices, made the decision to wear all black designers for tonight’s gigs.
Ross started out on the red carpet wearing a menswear look by Pyer Moss. The dusty rose suit featuring black lapels was fresh off this past spring 2019 runway. The actress kept her hair slicked down, revealing statement earrings and a diamond choker bib necklace.
Next, Tracee sported a black sequin jumpsuit layered with a Gucci cape for her opening musical dance number. And while Gucci’s creative director, Alessandro Michele, is Italian – the cape was designed in collaboration with Dapper Dan who recently joined Gucci in a joint venture in a new Harlem atelier.
The two-time AMA host transitioned from a beautiful golden geometric glasswork gown by CD Greene (which was perhaps her best look of the night) into a political statement. Rocking a white tee shirt with the words ‘I am a voter’ tucked into a red volumized long skirt by Shanel with matching lips, Ross perfectly executed the modern day’s movement into fashion.
Following her chic political stance, Tracee took an unexpected turn into a full leopard cat-suit by South Carolina born designer Sergio Hudson, complete with a matching beret and mega shades.
Ross then opted for a strong-suited long black sequin gown designed by Oliver Rousting of Balmain. The strong shoulders and military-esque buttons created the perfect girl-power ensemble.
The colorful pallets continued, though this time, Ross went with a statement-making mermaid gown designed by Claude Kamen of Lavie that featured massive bell sleeves and a plunging neckline. Right before her final act, the actress donned a bright blue trench coat by Déshon that doubled as a maxi dress, turning her previous playful fashion looks into Inspector-Gadget chic.
For her last outfit change of the night, Ross slipped into a sexy coral jumpsuit from Cushnie’s Spring 2019 collection, which turned out to be her most minimal look of the night.
There were some ups and downs, and a few hidden looks in between but overall Tracee Ellis Ross never fails to give us an epic fashion show.