American Music Awards: Fashion Recap
Rihanna attends the American Music Awards in a host of designer looks throughout the years:
We are so excited for the upcoming American Music Awards! This year’s ceremony is a special one for Rihanna. Not only is she nominated for FOUR different awards (including the coveted ‘Artist of the Year’ award) but she will be given the night’s biggest honor: The Icon Award. “The first-ever Icon Award was created to honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level,” show producer Larry Klein said. In honor of this highly anticipated event, we are dedicating this week’s installment of Vintage RiRi to all of Rihanna’s past AMA looks! Let’s get started.
Elie Saab | Christian Louboutin
The last time Rihanna attended the American Music Awards was in the year 2010. The following year, she was knee-deep in the European leg of her tour. Yet and still, she took home the award for “Favorite Soul/R&B Album” for the “Loud” album and won the very same award again in 2012 for her “Talk That Talk” album. For the 2010 American Music Awards, Rihanna dazzled in not one, but two amazing looks from designer, Elie Saab. The first of which, was the look you see pictured above from the red carpet. This scarlet-colored sheer gown features subtle floral detailing and was shown off on the runway of Elie’s Fall 2010 Couture Collection.
Rihanna won the Soul/R&B Female Artist award at the event and graced the stage to accept her award in another Fall 2010 Couture Elie Saab gown and Nude Christian Louboutin heels. She made some slight changes to her green one-sleeve gown with a thigh-high split, by taking the draped detailing and wearing it under her arm. Rihanna also performed that night. Leaving her heart on the stage, she sang a medley of tracks from her LOUD album coupled with a stunning display of choreography.
Rihanna attended the American Music Awards in 2009 wearing Marchesa’s Spring 2010 Collection. Not only that, but she put on quite a performance! However, if you would like to know everything Rihanna wore on this occasion (including the info on her performance outfit), visit our extensive Rated R Era Fashion Recap (here). There you can read up on all of the awards shows, photoshoots, performances, appearances and music videos Rihanna took part in throughout 2009 and 2010. In addition, Rihanna won the award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist.
Zac Posen | Devi Kroell | The Blonds
Kova & T | Alexander McQueen
Rihanna attended the 2008 American Music Awards in a couple of looks that are by far my favorites in the bunch! She hit the red carpet in this lovely cream-colored dress with an asymmetric hem and layered detailing from Zac Posen’s Spring 2009 Collection. Rihanna completed this look with a pair of matching peep-toe pumps designed by Devi Kroell. Interestingly, the clutch she carried was full of multicolored lollipops! Sweet!
Rihanna later posed for photos in the press room after performing her smash, “Rehab” and winning the awards for “Best Female Pop/Rock Artist” and “Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist”. Here, she wore Kova and T Latex Leggings along with Alexander McQueen’s Stretch Leather High Boots. The attention grabber of this look was her Spiked Corset! This beautiful corset with hanging chain details was designed by fashion duo, The Blonds.
Armani Privé | Christian Louboutin | Zac Posen
The last time Rihanna was in attendance at the American Music Awards, was in 2007. That year, she walked the red carpet in a dress designed by Armani Privé. This black velvet Swarovski crystal encrusted dress was featured in the label’s Fall 2007 Couture Collection. She finished her look with black Christian Louboutin pumps.
Rihanna kept things fashion forward from the red carpet onto the AMA stage as she performed my favorite track, “Umbrella” and “Hate That I Love You” alongside Ne-Yo. Rihanna also was the proud winner of the “Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist” award. During her performance and award acceptance, she wore a golden gown from Zac Posen’s Spring 2008 Collection.
Now that you have the complete recap on everything Rihanna’s worn to the American Music Awards throughout the years, be sure to tune in to this year’s ceremony on November 24th at 8/7c LIVE on ABC! We will be keeping you in the know on her look this year as well!