AMAs 2018: Taylor Swift Wore a Metallic Balmain Dress

As you probably predicted, Taylor Swift brought the “Gorgeous” to the 2018 American Music Awards. On October 9, she arrived at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles in a chic, eye-catching ensemble courtesy of Balmain.

The futuristic look comprised a metallic figure-hugging minidress with long sleeves and a mock neck — entirely covered in tiny platinum-mirror-like squares — plus a pair of matching disco ball-esque thigh-high stiletto boots with solid black cap toes. The singer accessorized with a few dramatically oversize rings and large, sparkly rectangular earrings.

The pop star wore her honey blond hair in a sleek updo, with her bangs just skimming her eyelashes and a slight bouffant in the back. Her makeup was similarly ’60s-inspired: Taylor sported a peachy blush on her cheeks and a shimmery highlighter along the tops of her cheekbones, a soft pinkish-nude lipstick, and a bold cat-eye flick of black liquid eyeliner along her top lash line.

Taylor was among the first to walk the AMAs red carpet since she was scheduled to open the big show with her first-ever televised performance of “I Did Something Bad.” In the hours leading up to the performance, many fans began to speculate that her song choice had been specifically chosen to coincide with the powerful political statement she made on Sunday (October 7) in support of Democratic midterm candidates.

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Taylor has proved herself a big fan of Balmain’s designs in recent years. In May 2015 she wore a chic white cutout jumpsuit by the designer to the Billboard Music Awards. Even more recently, her Reputation album cycle has seen her sporting several more Balmain looks, including the dramatic red kimono-style dress she wore in her “Look What You Made Me Do” music video, as well as the tiger-print oversize tee she rocked in the “End Game” video.

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