Cher Dazzles at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards in Crystal Platforms & Minidress

Cher made a rare in-person appearance on Wednesday night at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards and she didn’t disappoint. She was on hand to present Garth Brooks with the Icon Award, an honor she received in 2017.

For the occasion, Cher dazzled — literally — in a crystal-embellished ensemble. She wore a pair of towering platform Jimmy Choo sandals, detailed with sparkling gems, and a custom two-piece minidress by emerging designer Hilá.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 14: In this image released on October 14, Cher presents the Icon Award onstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp)
Cher wore a custom Hilá ensemble and Jimmy Choo platform sandals to the 2020 BBMAs.
CREDIT: Courtesy of Kevin Winter/BBMA2020

Her look was inspired by a Spanish matador “suit of lights” and featured hand-embroidered chain embellishments and detailing that took more than 24 hours to complete. The black silk satin outfit incorporated the crystals to accentuate Cher’s figure as they can be seeing hanging from the shoulders and down the top’s lapels as well as on the matching skirt.

“The Icon Award was created a decade ago to honor those outstanding artists,” she said on stage. “Their passion for music has made them legends in their own time and that perfectly describes Garth [Brooks.]  When I received my award in 2017, it was one of the greatest honors of my life. To know that I was receiving the same honor as Prince and Stevie Wonder just added to the thrill of it all.”

Other big winners at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards included Billie Eilish and Post Malone.

Post Malone nabbed nine Billboard Music Awards trophies, including Top Artist, and he accepted the title in a standout punk-inspired look. Eilish, meanwhile, stayed true to her signature style, wearing an oversized Gucci ensemble when she accepted the awards for Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards is airing live sans audience  from the Dolby Theater to celebrate the best in the music industry. Kelly Clarkson has returned to host the show for her third year in a row and Post Malone leads the nominees with 16 nods in 15 different categories. Lil Nas X follows suit with 13 nominations.

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