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Tracee Ellis Ross Wears 10 Looks By Black Designers At American Music Awards

The actress made a statement with her many costume changes throughout the night.
10/10/2018 10:23am ET | Updated October 10, 2018

When we found out Tracee Ellis Ross was hosting the 2018 American Music Awards, we couldn’t wait to see all her costume changes. She didn’t disappoint.

For this year’s award ceremony, Ross featured black designers in all her looks. She confirmed as much on Twitter prior to the show, noting that she had also worn black designers in her press looks for the AMAs.

Some of our favorite pieces included the blush pink Pyer Moss suit Ross wore on the red carpet, the dramatic Gucci Dapper Dan cape, and a multi-tiered tulle gown by Off-White ― a bigger, bolder version of Serena Williams’ now infamous Off-White by Nike tennis skirts. And there were so many more.

Ross has spoken out about representation in the fashion industry before, and her outfit choices for an influential event such as the AMAs are a stunning tribute to black designers.

Check out all of Tracee Ellis Ross’ show-stopping looks below:

The Pyer Moss Suit
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The actor wore this blush pink suit, designed by Kerby Jean-Raymond, on the red carpet.
The Dapper Dan Gucci Cape
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The cape was paired with a sequin jumpsuit by Nicolas Jebran, necklace and earrings by Jacob and Co. and a custom grill by Lillian Shalom.
The CD Greene Gold Sequin Dress
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The Shanel Campbell Skirt
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Ross paired the skirt with an "I am a voter" T-shirt, which was a collaboration between her stylist, Karla Welch and When We All Vote, and Aminah Jillil shoes.
The Off-White Tulle Dress
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Paired with Louboutin pumps.
The Sergio Hudson Leopard Print Ensemble
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Paired with Casadei pumps and Gucci sunglasses.
The Lavie by CK Dress
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Paired with Stuart Weitzman earrings and pumps.
The Balmain Sequined Dress
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The dress was designed by Olivier Rousteing.
The Déshon Suit, Earring and Brooch
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Paired with Tamara Mellon pumps.
The Red Cushnie Jumpsuit
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Paired with Jimmy Choo pumps.

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this article said that Tracee Ellis Ross exclusively wore black designers. She featured pieces from black designers in every single look, but each look was not exclusively by a black designer.

American Music Awards 2018 Red Carpet
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