Some of the industry’s biggest divas brought more than just soul to “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” on Sunday night: they also brought style.
The annual show, which this year celebrates the birthplaces of soul music, is set to air Monday (December 19) at 9 p.m. ET on VH1. MTV News hit the red carpet at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, where we got to preview the fashion.
Jennifer Hudson showed off her stunning figure in a skin-tight Francesco Scognamiglio dress with a ruffled neckline. The Oscar winner completed the look with thigh-high rose-colored boots, also by Francesco Scognamiglio. Mary J. Blige worked the carpet in a champagne-colored, crystal-embellished gown from Michael Kors.
Champagne seemed to be a trend for the night, as Florence and the Machine‘s Florence Welch also opted for a nude color in an embroidered Antonio Berardi dress.
Welch was on hand to honor the late Amy Winehouse. “It’s a real honor, actually, to be counted amongst these amazing female performers,” Welch told MTV News on Friday. “It’s really special for me, because I am still a relatively new artist, and to be up there with these really established singers is amazing for me … I’m really grateful.”
British songstress Jessie J, who never shies away from taking fashion risks, bared almost all in a sheer black dress with gold detailing, complete with shoulder pads and a black panel bottom.
The boys also held their own against powerful divas like Kelly Clarkson and Jill Scott, as Travie McCoy and Boyz II Men took the “Divas” stage.
Tune in to “VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul” on Monday, December 19, at 9 p.m. ET on VH1!