American Music Awards 2020: Taraji P. Henson Had Herself a NIGHT

Posted on November 24, 2020

Rare is the moment when we wind up doing a full-blown style rundown of one person, but Miss Taraji took the occasion of her American Music Awards hosting duties as an opportunity to wear all the looks she couldn’t wear on all the red carpets that got canceled this year. You’ve gotta respect the commitment. Let’s go on a style journey, darlings!

 

Giorgio Armani

We love a good turban and we think that dress is fabulous, but we don’t think the two go together all that well. A turban calls for a little bit more dress, we think.

 

 

 

Vintage Patrick Kelly

Love the suit, love the boots.

 

 

 

Personally, we don’t think the dress was quite worth the effort it must’ve taken to quick-change into it. It’s nice enough, but low impact.

 

 

 

Love the colors, love the boots, but that thing is hellaciously overdesigned.

 

 

 

Hunh. It feels like the neon trend sort of died in the wake of the shutdown. It was trending for a while among the celebrity set and now it feels dated again. Still, this is nicely glam, but we really dislike pairing a long sleeve with a spaghetti strap. It’s impossible not to come off a little lopsided.

 

 

She just said “Yes” to every outfit offered to her, didn’t she?

 

 

 

Georges Hobeika

Hmm. A sheer skirt with 40 pounds of beading may be an engineering marvel, but it looks kind of odd. And it doesn’t really marry well with the top, which feels like it belongs on another dress entirely.

 

 

Area

Serving us a little Diana Ross realness. Not a thing wrong with that. Fun frock.

 

 

“Throw it on the pile! I’ll wear ALL OF IT!”

 

 

Pyer Moss

LOVE. Our favorite look of the lot. It was clearly a thigh-high kind of night for her.

 

 

 

 

Alexandre Vauthier

Neither of these dresses feel like they were worth the effort. They’re fine, just low-key and unmemorable in the wake of so many other eye-popping looks.

 

 

 

Carolina Herrera

A puffy-shouldered holiday disco angel. She looks like a fabulous tree-topper. What a great dress.

 

 

 

Styled by Jason Bolden | Hair by Tym Wallace | Makeup by Ashunta Sheriff

 

[Photo Credit: ABC]

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