Since leaving "American Idol," Paula Abdul has really upgraded her fashion game. Her black gown at last night’s American Music Awards was Oscar-worthy. But not one to leave ALL the crazy at home, Paula’s dress required two handlers to move her down the red carpet (pic below). Let’s hope she didn’t have to use the restroom last night.
Rihanna is the reigning queen of dramatic style, and the laser-cut roses in her Marchesa dress reminded me of the Queen of Hearts from "Alice in Wonderland."
Alicia Keys loves color and stood out among last night’s many black and silver dresses in her blue Giorgio Armani jewel-encrusted dress and coordinated heels. I love this look for a music awards event since it has a bit of flash and edge.
Carrie Underwood wore another great Theia dress that showed off her love of shine, while Nicole Kidman (who was at the event to support husband Keith Urban) chose a lace Balenciaga dress that was ideal for the actress’s feminine, sophisticated style.
Check out Paula's personal dress handlers:
See more looks from the 2009 AMA red carpet.
Photos: Frazer Harrison/AMA2009/Getty; (Carrie) Kevin Winter/AMA2009/Getty