The Billboard Music Awards brought hours of performances and awards to television as the musical community celebrated its finest accomplishments of the year. Winners prevailed and social media reacted as one does. While the show itself remained relatively free of drama, the Prince tribute received some definite shade from an internet corner that may one day find itself on the receiving end of similar criticism.
Speaking of spectacles, every awards show is good for a superficial fashion roundup. Featured artists stepped up with their style efforts while actors took on presentation duties in their own fashion offerings. The end results were not outstanding, which made the “best” and “worst” designations feel more arbitrary than usual. Before those labels start assigning themselves here, let’s kick this rundown off with one hell of a coincidence.
Best and Worst – Rachel Platten and Steven Tyler: Well, someone was bound to show up in the same dress, but these two showed up in (nearly) the same suit instead. Platten’s outfit arrives courtesy of Alice + Olivia, and you can decide who wore it better.
Best – Halsey: This Fausto Puglisi concoction ushered in the right amount of attitude for a music awards show. The designer has taken to splashing frocks with offbeat embellishments, which create an effect that’s not too serious. The cut of this dress — which featured a double slit, midriff cutouts, and an asymmetric bodice — adds to the playful effect. On the jewelry side of the equation, Halsey chose a Ileana Makri Sea Tree Ring and Multi Shape Branch Ear Jacket with an Eva Fehren X ring.