Including Lizzo, who secured the (tiniest) bag, and a slime green-clad Lil Nas X
Last night saw a host of high-profile (and some not so high-profile) stars land in Los Angeles for the 2019 American Music Awards, where the likes of BTS, Billie Eilish, and Post Malone won big, Green Day, Ozzy Osbourne, and the iconic Toni Braxton took to the stage, because apparently it’s 1995, and Taylor Swift received the award for artist of the decade, because, in case you hadn’t already realised, life’s not fair.
Before all that happened, though, our eyes were firmly on the red carpet in anticipation of all the lewks that were certain to be turned there. And while the event was not quite in the realms of the Met Gala when it comes to the fashions (duh!), there were more than a few attendees who pulled it out of the bag. Here’s our round-up of those who did it best.
“bad guy” singer Billie Eilish took home two awards dressed head-to-toe in the classic Burberry check (think Daniella Westbrook, but make it 2019), paired with a fresh off the runway beaded face mask taken from the label’s SS20 collection. The icing on the cake, though, was the t-shirt she wore to perform “all the good girls go to hell” in, which had ‘No Music on a Dead Planet’ emblazoned across the chest, in response to the climate emergency shitstorm we’re currently facing.
The iconic, inimitable musician well and truly secured the (tiny) bag on the night – so much so we gave her her own, dedicated article. More on that here.
LIL NAS X
Lil Nas took a night off from pushing the Yeehaw Agenda and instead showed up in an 80s-influenced, slime green suit by rising womenswear designer (and Vogue Fashion Fund winner) Christopher John Rogers. Finishing it all off was a zebra roll neck and matching gloves. As usual, we stan.
Protect Billy Porter, seen here in custom Thom Browne couture, at all costs. We live (...work ...pose) for this lewk.
Though there was no sign of Xtina on the frow at NYFW the past few seasons, the “Dirrty” icon has still been steadily bringing it to the runway (see: red carpet) over the course of the last year. Case in point, this archival Jean Paul Gaultier get-up: one part Grace Jones Bond baddie, one part “Can’t Get You Out of My Head”, and 18 parts fucking fabulous.
He might be the fuckboy bro to end all fuckboy bros, but there’s no denying Diplo’s new cowboy-inspired aesthetic is working for him. This time around, he opted for custom MCM suede, as part of a look which errs just to the right side of sleazy. So wrong it’s right? For sure: so sue us.