Tracee Ellis Ross Wore All Black Designers While Hosting The AMAs

“FOR THE CULTURE”

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Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter to Diana Ross/inventor of the color magenta, hosted the American Music Awards last night. Like most people who spend two-plus hours in front of a camera and on a stage in front of millions of people, she changed her outfit a number of times. As she mentioned on her Instagram and Twitter before the show, all of the designers in her rotation were black.

Featured were well-known names like Olivier Rousteing and Virgil Abloh, but Ross also highlighted lesser-known names like Déshon, a recent graduate from Parsons, and Claude Lavie Kameni. Check out all 10 looks ahead, which she also outlined on her Twitter feed throughout the show. Now here’s a woman who does the culture proud. 

First up, we have Ross in a Pyer Moss baby pink pantsuit by Kerby Jean-Raymond.

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Next, the actress wore a Dapper Dan x Gucci cape. “We are a new kind of army. We lean on each other. We have each other’s backs,” she wrote on Twitter. 

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Here she is shining bright in a glimmering CD Greene gown. 

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Not one to shy away from making a statement—be it fashion or political—Ross wore an “I am a voter” T-shirt made in collaboration with When We All Vote and her stylist Kara Welch. She paired it with a skirt by Shanel Campbell.

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One of our favorite looks of the night is courtesy of Virgil Abloh x Off White. 

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This totally casual, not loud at all outfit is by Sergio Hudson. 

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Another standout from the night is this printed dress from LaviebyCK. 

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Next up, a suit dress by Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. 

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Continuing with the suit trend, we have this major blue Dèshon number.

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Ross closed out the night in this stunning red off-the-shoulder Cushnie jumpsuit. 

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