This year has certainly seen a return to glamour, particularly on award show red carpets. And just when you thought the decadent year of neon-colored gowns and sultry cutouts was over, the 2021 American Music Awards (AMAs) swept in with some seriously memorable fashion looks. Yes, stars like Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, and Chlöe Bailey were all in attendance at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 21 — and they brought their A-games.
The first head-turning ensemble to grace the carpet was from none other than Cardi B. The AMA host arrived in a black strapless gown by Schiaparelli, complete with veil and gold-plated mask that covered her face. While this year’s award season has seen many a veil, headpiece, and glove moment, this was a first for full chromatic face masks.
Then there was Chlöe Bailey, who also opted for an LBD, but hers featured daring cutouts that felt very chic and of-the-moment. And speaking of of-the-moment, one mustnt’ forget one of the buzziest new artists of the year, Olivia Rodrigo. The “Drivers License” singer opted for a bedazzled lavender David Koma dress with a feathered bottom.
Ready for more? Ahead, the best looks from the AMAs that you’ll be talking about all week long — and beyond.
In David Koma.
In LaQuan Smith.
In a blue suit by Botter.
In Sophie Couture, jewelry from Alexis Bittar, and Saint Laurent shoes.
Machine Gun Kelly
In Ashton Michael (pictured with daughter, Casie Colson Baker).
In Carolina Herrera.
In Zuhair Murad.
In Louis Vuitton.