Tracee Ellis Ross Magnifies Black Fashion on AMA Stage

If you were tuned into the American Music Awards Tuesday evening, you likely noticed actress and comedian Tracee Ellis Ross was back as the Master of Ceremony. And with her return was also a night filled with laughs, dancing, and undeniable fashion slaying! Ms. Ross had tweeted earlier Tuesday that she would be wearing black designers during the course of the evening.

 

And that she did! Giving both stage and homage TO THE CULTURE!


THE IMPORTANCE!

With the continued under-representation of black fashion designers and fashion creatives all while the industry-at-large continually capitalizes on black culture globally, many celebrities are using fashion as a form of activism. Using the red carpet and awards shows as cultural moments to highlight and elevate the creativity and talents of black fashion designers.

Let’s take a look at all the noteworthy black fashion moments.

REHEARSAL SLAY IN SALEM FESSAHAYE

PHOTO: GETTY  Always a pink moment! She wore Amsterdam-based designer Selam Fessahaye pink suit with Egyptian hieroglyphics to the AMAs rehearsals paired with pink Jimmy Choos.

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Always a pink moment! She wore Amsterdam-based designer Selam Fessahaye pink suit with Egyptian hieroglyphics to the AMAs rehearsals paired with pink Jimmy Choos.

RED CARPET READY IN THIS POWER SUIT BY PYER MOSS

PHOTO: GETTY  Tracee Ellis on Twitter : POWER SUIT  @PyerMoss  suit @LouboutinWorld  pumps @JacobAndCo  necklace @DjulaJewelry  earring @MattiaCielo  earring Styled by  @Karla_Welch   #AMAs ⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠

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Tracee Ellis on Twitter : POWER SUIT @PyerMoss suit@LouboutinWorld pumps@JacobAndCo necklace@DjulaJewelry earring@MattiaCielo earring
Styled by @Karla_Welch #AMAs⁠ ⁠⁠ ⁠

YES! DAPPER DAN X GUCCI! #GUCCIGANG

PHOTO: GETTY  Gucci x Dapper Dan cape atop a Nicolas Jebran sequined jumpsuit. We can never have enough jumpsuits!!

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Gucci x Dapper Dan cape atop a Nicolas Jebran sequined jumpsuit. We can never have enough jumpsuits!!

OUR GOLDEN GIRL IN CD GREENE

PHOTO: GETTY  Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter: GOLDEN GIRL CD Greene gold sequin dress @AMAs  #AMAs

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Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter: GOLDEN GIRL
CD Greene gold sequin dress@AMAs#AMAs

POLITICALLY SAVVY IN A RED VOLUMINOUS SKIRT BY SHANEL CAMPBELL, A PARSONS ALUM WHO HAS DRESSED SOLANGE KNOWLES AND CIARA.

PHOTO: GETTY  Tracee Ellis Ross On Twitter :  VOTE  Shanel Campbell skirt @AminahJillil  shoes @xkarla  x  @WhenWeAllVote  VOTE tee  @AMAs   #AMAs

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Tracee Ellis Ross On Twitter : VOTE Shanel Campbell skirt@AminahJillil shoes@xkarla x @WhenWeAllVote VOTE tee @AMAs #AMAs

BLACK GIRL MAGIC IN OFF WHITE ( And can we also get crazy about this hair and beauty moment!)

PHOTO: GETTY  Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : POWER TULLE  @OffWht  dress  @LouboutinWorld  pumps  @AMAs   #AMAs

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Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : POWER TULLE @OffWht dress @LouboutinWorld pumps @AMAs #AMAs

A SERGIO HUDSON ANIMAL PRINT JUMPSUIT WITH MATCHING GLOVES AND BERET? BUT OF COURSE!

PHOTO: GETTY  Sergio Hudson Leopard Print jumpsuit with a matching beret. Oversized Gucci glasses seal the look.

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Sergio Hudson Leopard Print jumpsuit with a matching beret. Oversized Gucci glasses seal the look.

AFRICAN GLAMOUR IN LAVIE BY CK

PHOTO: GETTY  Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : LEVELING UP  @LAVIEbyCK  dress  @StuartWeitzman  earrings & pumps  @AMAs   #AMAs

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Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : LEVELING UP @LAVIEbyCK dress @StuartWeitzman earrings & pumps @AMAs #AMAs

SEQUINNED STUNNA IN THIS PLAY ON THE TUXEDO BY OLIVIER ROUSTEING FOR BALMAIN

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A VIBRANT BLUE SUIT DRESS AND BROOCH BY DESHON, A RECENT GRADUATE OF PARSONS.

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THAT’S A WRAP! CLOSING THE NIGHT OFF IN A RED JUMPSUIT BY NONE OTHER THAN CUSHNIE

PHOTO; GETTY   Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : CLOSING IN CUSHNIE  @CUSHNIE  jumpsuit  @JimmyChoo  pumps  @AMAs   #AMAs

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Tracee Ellis Ross on Twitter : CLOSING IN CUSHNIE @CUSHNIE jumpsuit @JimmyChoo pumps @AMAs #AMAs