Kim Petras revived Y2K sleaze aesthetic at the 2022 American Music Awards tonight.
While hitting the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, the “Faded” singer posed in a daring strapless gown by Blumarine. Epitomizing Y2K style, her ensemble featured dark blue denim with stitched paneling and front bustier cups. Giving the piece a heavy dose of early 2000’s grunge was stonewashed fading, as well as rows of brushed gold studs across its seams.
Petras’ full denim moment was instantly reminiscent of another blonde pop star’s own decades earlier: Britney Spears, who wore a blue denim gown with Justin Timberlake at the 2001 AMAs.
Completing the piece with a truly Y2K finish was a matching denim belt with a gothic gold “B” buckle, as well as a large bejeweled cross pendant necklace, pink ring and matching studded denim shoulder bag — complete with swirling blue crystals spelling “Blumarine.”
When it came to footwear, Petras’ shoes couldn’t be seen beneath her gown’s long skirt. However, it’s highly likely they featured a matching set of heeled boots, sandals or pumps in a similar denim texture, due to Petras’ and Blumarine’s penchants for monochrome ensembles.
The AMAs honor the year’s top achievements in the music industry — and claims the honor of being the largest fan-voted awards show in the world. The 2022 ceremony, hosted by Wayne Brady on Nov. 20 in Los Angeles, will feature a range of performances by Carrie Underwood Imagine Dragons, David Guetta and Anitta. The evening will also include a musical tribute to Lionel Richie — winner of the event’s 2022 Icon Award — by Charlie Puth, Stevie Wonder and Ari Lennox, as well as a performance by Pink in honor of the late Olivia Newton-John.
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