The 42nd American Music Awards were held on November 23, 2014. Like all award shows, the walk down the red carpet is anticipated by fashion lovers to see what the celebrities are wearing. Although I am critical by nature, I do respect each person’s style, so instead of naming my post ‘The Best And Worst Dressed’, I will list some of the memorable fashion moments whether good or bad.
Lets start with Fergie wearing Halston Heritage. The chic black is accentuated with the gold which goes perfectly well with her hair color and skin tone. The high slit in the dress is balanced by the high collar, not attracting attention to more than one area, and is mirrored by the side part of her hair. The metallic shoe straps match the gold dress embellishments perfectly.
Giuliana Rancic in an architectural Alex Perry off the shoulder dress. The colors transition in a firm yet fluid way. This goes to show that black and dark blue can be combined. The thin belt accentuates her waist without distracting from the simplicity of the dress. I would have chosen different shoes though.
Selena Gomez wearing Armani Prive, what a young lady, ahead of her years in terms of elegance. The dress is simple and her hair is pulled back, relying solely on the red and gold accessories with fiery red lips.
The Jenner/Kardashian clan, Kendall in Yigal Azrouel, Khloe in Versus by Versace and Kylie in Alexandre Vauthier. Kendall’s dress isn’t impressive in terms of design, however on her model figure it makes sense and it doesn’t disturb me. Khloe’s dress is too simple and suffocating, it could have been a bit low cut, and I could have done without the attempt at asymmetry at the bottom. Kylie looks like she went through Kris’s closet, it is much too mature for her age and doesn’t go with her edgy looks either, although the color does suit her.
Jennifer Lopez in Reem Acra shows off her abs and tight body, on anyone else I would have said it looked trashy, but on her with that sleek hair and smokey makeup, its a win.
Kate Beckinsale wearing Kaufman Franco and looking typically her simple timeless self. Hair pulled back and ice cold colored jewelry to match the dress. I would have added a tennis bracelet to complete the polished look.
Rita Ora in Zac Posen, perfect color and cut for her complexion and body. I would have chosen her hair to be worn down in thick retro curls.
Taylor Swift in Michael Kors, she rarely ever goes wrong. Her choice of wardrobe is always age appropriate and reflects her character. The color matches her ash blonde hair and the midriff baring section is tasteful.
Now time for my not so favored looks, starting with Mary J. Blige wearing Mark Zunino. There’s a bit too much going on in that dress, and its uneasy for the eye. Fringes on top ending with a classic hemline at the bottom, its like 3 dresses sewn together.
Julianne Hough in Zuhair Murad, the dress is very neat and reminiscent of Calvin Klein, but the color doesn’t work on her, she fades in comparison, I would deem it suitable for Beyonce.
Heidi Klum wears a busy Versace bondage-like ‘dress’. Is it a tube top and a little skirt with an extra part sewn on? I don’t get it, and the shoes don’t make it any better. She has an amazing body and she doesn’t need to show it off in a tacky way. Her hair is too severely pulled back and the eye makeup is too dark.
Elizabeth Banks in Peter Pilotto makes the same mistake as Julianne above, in terms of color. However this dress isn’t appropriate for an award show and the warm colors seem schizophrenic when combined with cold silver.
Zendaya Coleman channels her inner Jasmine in an Aladdin ensemble by Georgine. I am a fan of her street-style and she is always avant-garde, but its a miss in this case.
Last and certainly ‘wearing’ the least is Bleona Qereti, no comment!