LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 20: Bebe Rexha attends the 2022 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for dcp)
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Best red carpet fashion at the 2022 American Music Awards
See some of the most eye-catching looks from LA's Microsoft Theater, where the music industry gathered to mark the awards' landmark 50th edition.
By Oscar Holland, CNN
Updated 21st November 2022
The American Music Awards have a long history of delivering spectacular fashion moments — and there was no shortage of bold looks at LA's Microsoft Theater on Sunday evening.
Organizers opted for a black carpet at this year's event, and many attendees followed suit in all-black outfits. Rapper and singer Latto arrived in a dark veil and Becky G wore a Monsoori miniskirt with a long train, while Dove Cameron went for gothic glamour in a look by Marc Jacobs.
But there was plenty of gold, sequins and sparkle too, from singer Pink's fringed Bob Mackie dress to Kelly Rowland's shimmering cheetah print gown.
Elsewhere, Anitta impressed in a custom Thierry Mugler outfit with daring cut-outs, and singer Bebe Rexha — who was styled by celebrity favorite Law Roach — wowed in a voluminous red Buerlangma dress (pictured top) ahead of her on-stage performance with David Guetta.
See below for some of the best fashion from the evening's red carpet.
Kelly Rowland, one of the evening's presenters, turned heads in a cheetah print dress and long gloves.
Kelly Rowland, one of the evening's presenters, turned heads in a cheetah print dress and long gloves. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Ahead of her performance, Anitta arrived in a daring custom Mugler gown.
Ahead of her performance, Anitta arrived in a daring custom Mugler gown. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Latto wore an all-black outfit and matching veil.
Latto wore an all-black outfit and matching veil. Credit: Aude Guerrucci/Reuters
Kim Petras appeared to nod to the double denim look served up by Britney Spears (and Justin Timberlake) at the AMAs back in 2001.
Kim Petras appeared to nod to the double denim look served up by Britney Spears (and Justin Timberlake) at the AMAs back in 2001. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Lionel Richie, who was honored with the AMAs Icon Award, looked suave in a patterned black jacket.
Lionel Richie, who was honored with the AMAs Icon Award, looked suave in a patterned black jacket. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Nominated in the Favorite Hip-Hop Song category, Kodak Black arrived in a brightly colored suit and plenty of jewels.
Nominated in the Favorite Hip-Hop Song category, Kodak Black arrived in a brightly colored suit and plenty of jewels. Credit: imageSPACE/SIPA PRESS/AP
Sabrina Carpenter shimmered in an Oscar de la Renta gown and diamond jewelry from Wempe.
Sabrina Carpenter shimmered in an Oscar de la Renta gown and diamond jewelry from Wempe. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Karrueche Tran wore a statement gown by Christian Siriano.
Karrueche Tran wore a statement gown by Christian Siriano. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Lucky Daye wore an embroidered sheer shirt by Valentino.
Lucky Daye wore an embroidered sheer shirt by Valentino. Credit: Aude Guerrucci/Reuters
Jessica Betts and Niecy Nash share a moment on the red carpet.
Jessica Betts and Niecy Nash share a moment on the red carpet. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Ellie Goulding wore a crystal-beaded crop top with a matching skirt and arm warmers from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini's Spring-Summer 2023 collection.
Ellie Goulding wore a crystal-beaded crop top with a matching skirt and arm warmers from Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini's Spring-Summer 2023 collection. Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
A close-up of R&B singer Ari Lennox's rings.
A close-up of R&B singer Ari Lennox's rings. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Lennox wore a blue gown by Aliétte.
Lennox wore a blue gown by Aliétte. Credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
Machine Gun Kelly's spiked suit turned heads on the red carpet — and divided opinions online.
Machine Gun Kelly's spiked suit turned heads on the red carpet — and divided opinions online. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Becky G arrived in an all-black Monsoori miniskirt with a long train and matching gloves.
Becky G arrived in an all-black Monsoori miniskirt with a long train and matching gloves. Credit: Aude Guerrucci/Reuters
Muni Long arrived in an eye-catching design by Spanish designer Juana Martin.
Muni Long arrived in an eye-catching design by Spanish designer Juana Martin. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Imagine Dragons eschewed shirts on the red carpet ahead of the band's performance.
Imagine Dragons eschewed shirts on the red carpet ahead of the band's performance. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Awards presenters Jimmie Allen and Meghan Trainor pose together on the red carpet.
Awards presenters Jimmie Allen and Meghan Trainor pose together on the red carpet. Credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Getty Images
Dove Cameron, who won New Artist of the Year, went for gothic glam in Marc Jacobs.
Dove Cameron, who won New Artist of the Year, went for gothic glam in Marc Jacobs. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Kali Uchis wore an ankle-length red gown with a feathered hood.
Kali Uchis wore an ankle-length red gown with a feathered hood. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Nominated in the AMAs' inaugural K-pop category, Tomorrow X Together (or TXT) wore unique but complementary Saint Laurent outfits.
Nominated in the AMAs' inaugural K-pop category, Tomorrow X Together (or TXT) wore unique but complementary Saint Laurent outfits. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Tinashe arrived in a Marc Jacobs outfit complete with towering platform heels.
Tinashe arrived in a Marc Jacobs outfit complete with towering platform heels. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Pink, right, arrived in a fringed Bob Mackie dress alongside husband Carey Hart and their children Willow and Jameson.
Pink, right, arrived in a fringed Bob Mackie dress alongside husband Carey Hart and their children Willow and Jameson. Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Singer Dencia's sparkling outfit featured a sculptural hat and matching cane.
Singer Dencia's sparkling outfit featured a sculptural hat and matching cane. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Nominated in four categories, Måneskin put a bold spin on the awards suit.
Nominated in four categories, Måneskin put a bold spin on the awards suit. Credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Getty Images
Flo Milli wowed with a sheer corset worn beneath a tailored suit.
Flo Milli wowed with a sheer corset worn beneath a tailored suit. Credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Getty Images
Carrie Underwood shimmered in this gown by Lebanese-Italian fashion designer Tony Ward.
Carrie Underwood shimmered in this gown by Lebanese-Italian fashion designer Tony Ward. Credit: Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Getty Images
Joshua McSwain, Matt Thomas and Scott Thomas of Parmalee
Joshua McSwain, Matt Thomas and Scott Thomas of Parmalee Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Bush front man Gavin Rossdale.
Bush front man Gavin Rossdale. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Cody Rigsby arrived in a colorful outfit that he had missed the chance to wear on "Dancing with the Stars" after he skipped an episode through illness.
Cody Rigsby arrived in a colorful outfit that he had missed the chance to wear on "Dancing with the Stars" after he skipped an episode through illness. Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo and Adassa, three of the performers from the hit musical song "We Don't Talk About Bruno."
Carolina Gaitán, Mauro Castillo and Adassa, three of the performers from the hit musical song "We Don't Talk About Bruno." Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Top image: Bebe Rexha in a voluminous Buerlangma dress. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images).