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Country music’s hottest stars are celebrating the 2019 Country Music Awards at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday. Ahead of the awards show, musicians brought their best style statements to the red carpet. From Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves to the cast of Big Little Lies, see who topped off the list of the nine best-dressed stars.
The country princess went for a canary yellow feather and sequin-embellished dress from the Valentino Couture fall 2019 collection. Stylist Erica Cloud accessorized with an Edie Parker clutch, King Jewelers gems and Christian Louboutin shoes.
“The inspiration behind the glam of the Valentino Couture gown was a nod to classic country such as Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn,” Cloud says. “I thought that the detailing of different colors, sheens, shades and textures honored the genre and simultaneously kept it contemporary as the designer himself, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is such an incredible master at fusing past and present.”
Cloud adds that Musgraves’ glam team, makeup artist Moani Lee and hairstylist Giovanni Delgado, know “exactly how to compliment and elevate the look by keeping her makeup tonal and her hair effortless.”
There to support husband and nominee Keith Urban, Kidman opted for a sequined ruby dress with a bird-of-paradise pattern and fringed hem from Versace’s spring-summer 2020 collection. Style guru Julia von Boehm paired it with the Sophia Webster Emmie Bag in red (in black for $395).
The elegant CMAs host chose a decorated Elie Madi dress with a sheer overlay and contrasting dusty blue cape train, complete with Jimmy Choo heels and Jared Lehr earrings — dressed by Marina Toybina and Courtney Webster.
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The “Old Town Road” rapper donned a black Western suit with blinged-out fringe, patent leather pants and a black cowboy hat and buckle, natch.
Allen was all about metallic accents. The singer-songwriter’s golden boots by Kimevski’s Kustoms, reading “Dad” on the toe, were the finishing touch. He walked the carpet with partner Alexis Gale and posed with his hand on her pregnant belly.
Dressed by stylist Molly Dickson, Ballerini dazzled in an embellished, geometric-patterned maxi skirt with a high slit paired with a long-sleeved crop top from Raisa Vanessa’s spring-summer 2020 collection.
Shying away from her rainbow hair and edgier dresses, Halsey went dreamy with an off-the-shoulder floral Nedret Taciroglu ball gown and Le Vian earrings, styled by Zoe Costello, and red locks with retro waves. “The inspiration for Halsey’s look always comes from her music,” Costello says. “Specifically, every look we’ve done recently is inspired by her new single ‘Graveyard.’ For this carpet, I want to show her softer, more ethereal side and do something more romantic and classic.”
For the red carpet, “The Middle” singer stepped out in a statement two-piece Honayda ensemble with full skirt and sky blue ruffled sleeves, styled by Dani Michelle.
“I brought her all shapes and sizes, as we knew she was going to do several changes, and we were doing something brand new together: styling her baby bump!” Michelle says of Morris’ outfits throughout the CMAs. “Maren picked three different silhouettes: tight and fitted for her ‘Girl’ performance, A-line that she accepted her award in and a two-piece skirt and top set which showed a sliver of her baby bump. What was so special about these moments is that they were true to who she is and embraced every bit of her beautiful body.”
Witherspoon went classic in a black sparkly minidress, featuring an asymmetrical neckline. The Morning Show star’s outfit was designed by Versace with Nikos Koulis white diamond hoops (styled by Petra Flannery).
Updated Nov. 14 at 10:18 a.m.
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