There are few trends that repeat themselves on the red carpet year after year, amongst them would be bedazzled evening gowns and "skipping the red carpet."Last night at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards we experienced both. Stars walked the red carpet in a surprising color theme of black, white and silver which in most cases can easily go overlooked, however these celebrities wore it well. We saw an array of looks with a muted colors encrusted with sequence, beads, and lavish embroidery that definitely shows the skill of the expert couturiers who made them. Take a second look at some of our favorite looks of the night.
Nicki Minaj has been very stealth these days. She skipped the red carpet but that didn't keep the barbs from gagging over stunning silver dress. The dress had cut outs that helped adorn her hourglass figure in the sexiest way possible, as well as a leg split that we are accustomed to seeing from Nicki. While this is a very safe choice for Nicki it was no less shocking and definitely made this outfit the talk of the night.
For men the red carpet is pretty straight forward unless the artist is more experimental. John Legend tends to keep his same style no matter what the occasion. He hit the red carpet in all Gucci and wore it in the most appropriate setting by far. Of all the pieces he had to choose from this collection this suit is a nice balance between John Legends personal style and the Gucci collection. If you are familiar with this collection, it is Gucci's most embroidered collection to date. However in the moment Gucci remains the brand and John Legend is responsible for making the outfit stand apart.
Rita Ora has made a reputation for herself through wearing jaw dropping statement pieces. Last night for Rita was no different as she graced the red carpet in Francesco Scognamiglio Couture. The structured sleeves are supported by expert draping techniques that tie together the complete bodice. In typical celeb red carpet fashion this gown is completed with crystal embellishments. There is a visible juxtaposition between the fish net skirt and soft top that tell a story of modern royalty.
Halsey brought the edge to the Billboards. Looking like a sexy gladiator Halsey took on khaki fabric, gladiator heels and a structured bra top that was a stark contrast from the typical glamorous looks we saw this night. The shift in direction was attention grabbing and she wore it well. Unfortunately the top looked a little off, you'll notice that the under-bust was intentionally flattened which wasn't very becoming, but it did complete the edgy look - so we're not offended.
Drake takes the cake for being calm, cool, and collected. We have a distinct appreciation for Drake's comfortable outfit to match his laid back attitude. He is seen wearing a complete Stone Island track suit, which has taken the street-wear industry by storm. His choice to remain comfortable sends a message to us that he doesn't take these things too seriously and perfers to keep the focus on his craft.