Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber at the 2011 American Music Awards on November 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Holy old Hollywood glamour! Did Selieber turn it out on the 2011 American Music Awards red carpet or WHAT? I mean, really. Forget everything you've ever known or thought about Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber and tell me that they are not simultaneously the most adorable and exquisitely dressed young couple you've ever set eyes on. The moment they stepped out of whatever luxurious vehicle transported them to the AMAs (listen, people, I'm supposed to know about the clothes, not the cars) alarms sounded and texting/tweeting/blogging fingers were flaying everywhere to tell someone, anyone, EVERYONE about Selieber's amazeballs Gatsby-esque ensembles.
Let's start with Selena. The lovely little lady wore a pewter satin gown by Giorgio Armani. The elegant bias cut floor-length featured a low-cut open back, flattering bodice ruching, a delicate train, and a daring halter neckline that demanded a whole lot of fashion tape and graceful, careful movements. Let's also not forget that dramatic thigh-high front slit framed by a cascade of satiny suuuuper '40s-channeling fringe. Her glamorous ensemble was finished off with asymmetrical peek-a-boo waves à la Veronica Lake. SO MUCH LOVE.
Biebs also rocked a retro 'do on the red carpet, side-parted and slicked back: the perfect complement to what is a ridiculously swag specimen of suiting if I do say so myself. As for his spectacular vestments, the satin shawl collar is but the beginning of this truly amazing outfit which erupts in so much amazing with a black velvet three-piece suit held together with a braided toggle closure, PLUS matching velvet pocket square. A smart black bowtie worn over a simple hidden placket shirt keeps the look classic, and just in case you thought Bieber might be losing himself, he caps the outfit off with a pair of shiny black high-tops. For sure a departure from how we're used to seeing Biebs, we're wondering what his fans think of the new look. Do you prefer this cleaned up retro look or casual Bieber with leather jackets, jeans, and multi-colored kicks? Let us know in the comments!
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