Tracee Ellis Ross Only Wore Black Designers While Hosting the 2018 AMAs

The actress's outfits, styled by Karla Welch, featured Pyer Moss, Dapper Dan for Gucci, Off-White, Cushnie, Balmain and more.
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Tracee Ellis Ross in Off-White at the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Tracee Ellis Ross in Off-White at the 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Following her emcee gig last year, Tracee Ellis Ross again hosted this year's 2018 American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. Among her near-dozen outfit changes, the actress, who was styled by Karla Welch, only wore Black designers, including Pyer Moss during the red carpet arrival, Dapper Dan for Gucci in her opening dance number, as well as Off-White, Cushnie, Balmain and more.

Using fashion as a form of activism is something that's increasingly being practiced at red carpet events and public appearances, whether's it's paying homage to Black culture or in the case of Issa Rae, who hosted this year's CFDA Awards, showcasing the work of Black designers. (In addition, the costume designer behind Rae's show "Insecure" uses her platform to promote Black-owned indie labels.) 

Ross, however, made every fashion reporter's job a little bit easier by sharing every outfit credit on social media throughout the evening. See every look worn by Ross during the 2018 AMAs in the gallery below.

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