Tracee Ellis Ross Turned the AMAs Into Her Own Epic Runway

Ahead of the American Music Awards, host Tracee Ellis Ross promised her looks would have one key thing in common: they would all feature black designers. She delivered — and then some! — with a lineup of unforgettable looks. From a hot-pink printed pantsuit designed by Selam Fessahaye, a 34-year-old black designer from Amsterdam, that Ross wore to roll out the red carpet to a glamorous tulle confection by Off-White's Virgil Abloh, the actress turned the stage into one epic runway show.

Scroll ahead for more pictures of Tracee's colorful outfits on the red carpet and on stage, and see how she transformed the award show into something of an iconic fashion show, with a roster of talented designers behind every dazzling look.

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Tracee got a head start on the show with this hot-pink printed pantsuit designed by Selam Fessahaye, a 34-year-old black designer from Amsterdam.

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The actress hit the red carpet in this cool-girl suit by Pyer Moss. She completed the look with Louboutins and jewels by Jacob & Co., Djula, and Mattia Cielo.

Tracee took the stage in a glittery black catsuit by Nicolas Jebran, topped off with a coat by Dapper Dan, and Nike Air Force 1s.

Tracee topped a dramatic Shanel Campbell skirt with a poignant message tee by When We All Vote in collaboration with X Karla.

She switched into this tulle ballgown by Off-White and surprised us all with her glamorous move.

Tracee's one of the few people who can pull off a full leopard-print suit by Sergio Hudson with coordinating accessories.

Tracee captivated us in a long-sleeved, metallic mirrored gown by CD Greene.

Bell sleeves, a fluted skirt, and an all-over bold print made this Lavie by CK look unforgettable.

This sequined, slitted Balmain blazer dress was one of her sexier looks of the night.

Tracee closed out the show in this stunning blue-hued number.